Volume 13 Issue 7 – Performance Horse Digest
Performance Horse Digest, Volume 13 Issue 7
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Performance Horse Digest – Featuring: Al Dunning, Pat Parelli, Clinton Anderson, Martha Josey, Lynn Palm, Craig Cameron, Richard Winters, Mike Major, Barbra Schulte, Sandy Collier, Monty Bruce, Dick Pieper, Dr. Robert M. Miller, Dr. Juliet M. Getty, and more! LEARN FROM THE PROS!
Table of Contents
8 Ready to Ride
by Al Dunning
Every horse is different and learns at their own rate. Because of this, I evaluate each youngster on a daily basis.
12 Escaping the Happiness Trap
by Chevy (Siobhan) Allen
Have you ever thought “I’ll be happy when…?” I know I’ve had these thoughts! Thoughts like: I’ll be happy when I graduate college. When I am a successful horse trainer.
14 What’s the Connection
by Doug Lindgren
What’s the connection? What’s the connection between us and our horses?
18 Tires ‘N Shoes
by David Slipka
When you’re putting tires on your truck, do you just trust the guy and let him put on the tires or leave it to an expert?
20 Taking My Barrel Racing To The Next Level
by Martha Josey
How do I improve my skills as a competitor? This has been the most asked question at our Josey Ranch clinics.
22 Home Sweet Home
by Harlan R. Anderson, DVM
Have you ever asked your horse what kind of house they would like to live in? If we watch and listen, they will tell us.
24 Catch One & Ride It
by Dennis Cappel
Lying on a blanket across the soft, cool grass were four small boys, dreaming about their lives while gazing into the open sky!
26 Rein Communication
by Richard Winters
It’s very difficult to communicate with someone who does not speak clearly. If they mumble their words and don’t finish sentences, it is our tendency to begin to tune them out.
28 Who You Are Becoming
by Barbra Schulte
I want to share a research-based truth with you that is one of my favorites… and one that I was reminded of this week.
30 Problem Solving on the Trail: Reform A Bucker
by Clinton Anderson
First, let’s define what bucking truly is. What a lot of people call bucking is when the horse’s front legs stay on the ground and he kicks up his back legs.
34 The Art of Discipline
by Craig Cameron
Training horses requires discipline for positive results.
38 The Back & Reverse
by Mike Major
The key to smoothness in all the gaits and the stop is teaching your horse to flex at the poll every time you pick up the reins and to drive with his hindquarters to round his spine.
40 Western Dressage: Finding a Suitable Horse
by Lynn Palm
I am so excited to do this series on western dressage.
44 Troubleshooting Whoa
by Sandy Collier
Teaching a horse to stop brings out all kinds of problems, not because the horse wants to be bad, usually it’s our lack of timing, and balancing on the reins that cause their resistance.
46 Circles and Lead Changes – Redirecting
by Dick Pieper
At this point, I have loped circles at only one speed, which is a
comfortable ground-covering gait. The colt is relaxed; he is obedi¬ent and consistently follows the circle with a minimum of slight corrections.
48 Obese Horses Lose Weight on Free Choice Hay – Research Reflection
by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.
Researchers from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and the
WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition in the United Kingdom examined how much weight obese ponies and horses lost when fed all the hay they wanted (ad-libitum).
16 Dealing with Equine Parasites
36 Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity Continues Cow Horse Tradition on West Coast for Fourth Year; Holly Cat Carrera and Zane Davis Crowned 2020 Open Futurity Champions
39 2020 Iowa Breeders Cutting Futurity was Held on Saturday, August 29th at the Kirchner Arena in Clarinda, Iowa
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