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AUGUST 6, 2012
Casa Dosa Freedom saddle for sale.
Med/wide tree, 16 inch seat. Will send more pictures upon request to potential buyers.
$475.00 Buyer pays shipping or picks up
CONTACT: Shari Naylor 707-813-7580 firstname.lastname@example.org
JULY 25, 2012
Bend or Stretch? How Stressful Is
Hyperflexion of Horses' Necks?
"ScienceDaily (July 24, 2012)
— Arguments over how best to train horses have raged for centuries. Two
years ago, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) was even moved
to ban the practice of hyperflexion as a result of a petition signed by
over 40,000 people claiming that it caused the animals unnecessary
discomfort. The FEI did make a distinction between hyperflexion by the
use of extreme force and what it termed "low, deep and round" (LDR),
which essentially achieves the same position without force. How forceful
hyperflexion should be distinguished from permissible LDR training was
not clearly stated -- instead, a working group has been established to
come up with an acceptable definition..."
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JULY 20, 2012
the dates for ClickerExpo 2013!
January 25-27 in San
Francisco, California at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
8-10 in Stamford, Connecticut at the Stamford Hilton
Registration opens in August! Stay tuned!
from the best! At ClickerExpo we bring together clicker trainers and
positive reinforcement experts from all over the world to share their
skills and knowledge. You will be able to sharpen and improve your
training and teaching skills, stay on the leading edge of clicker
training techniques and research, socialize with like minded individuals
and work with the incredible ClickerExpo Faculty.
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JULY 16, 2012
Memoir By Norm Nelson
July 16, 2012
Even though I have been around horses almost all my life,
there is a great deal, I do not know about them.
First off I have had two serious accidents related to horses;
first one resulted in my trying to break a young colt, which threw himself,
with my left foot under his rump.
He crushed my foot. You
could have taken a sledge hammer and hit my foot and not have done any more damage
than that colt did. The doctor put
needles in all my toes to set them straight, my big toe was the exception. Later they had to amputate my little
toe as it ended up crooked and sticking up. The second accident happened at a Field Trial. I was stepping off, the horse and the
saddle slipped, I had forgotten to check the cinch before riding. The horse bolted with my foot caught in
the stirrup, my head was bouncing like a rubber ball as the horse ran
scared. I ended up with a brain
concussion. Neither of these accidents were the horses fault, they were caused
by own stupidity.
So most people would ask, do you still like horses? To this day, I still Love them just as
much as when I was kid. They are
one of the most beautiful animals that God created. I compare a horse to a beautiful woman. Nothing is more beautiful than a horse
running across the pasture with his head and tail up high.
There is, many breeds of horses. They come in all sizes,
color and shapes. Some weigh over a ton and some as small as a dog. Thing they have in common is four
hooves, a mane and tail and not much brain, my dad always said if a horse had
the brains of a dog you would never get on his back.
What makes a horse so unique? He is a beast of burden. He will give in to your desires, all he wants, is to please you for a little love in
return. How do we give him this
love? By providing care and
feeding for them. If we do this
they will let us ride them all day and give us hours of satisfaction.
My dad always said, “one hour of currying and brushing is
worth a pound of oats to a horse.”
When you do this be sure and comb out that mane and tail, and the tail
is very important as it is his flyswatter, to keep pest from biting his
back. Before you do this put your
hand up on his rump and speak to him, as a horse can sleep while standing up,
and you may startle him and they could kick you if you are not standing off to
one side. Give him a good bath
once in awhile, as they enjoy it just as much as you do.
Feed, I feed Beardless wheat, or first cutting alfalfa. I do not recommend giving a horse
grain, unless I am working them hard.
Grain is like adding Aviation Fuel to your automobile, it tends to make
a horse more powerful and hyper.
When I am at a Field trial I give my horse a one pound coffee can of
steer mix, after riding all day, which consists of oats and molasses.
Make sure your horse has clean fresh water at all
times. If I can I can I make a
puddle of water next to his water trough that he has to step in to get a drink
as it will make his hove’s softer,
and less apt to crack.
My horses are in pasture, which is mostly Bermuda
grass. In the winter time it dies
back and the horses love it and with a little hay it keeps them fat and shinny
If at all possible give them a shelter, some place to get
out of the weather. This is very
important especially in extremely hot and cold weather.
Exercise them before starting any grueling activities such
as Field Trials, after all these are athletes, you wouldn’t do it to yourself
without getting in some kind of shape.
This month I wrote on care and feeding of horses and next
month I will try to write on how to choose a horse, how to train a horse, and
some of the different equipment we use on our horses.
I would like to thank a young lady, Deanna “DJ” Beals for
helping me in writing this and subsequence articles on horses. I find her quite refreshing, as she is
not, a now it all, type person.
She just graduated from U C Davis, where she studied horses. She is Scotts, my grandson’s girl
friend. If you have any questions
about horses, you can reach her at
You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.
You only get out of a ‘horse’ ‘dog’ or ‘person’ what you put
in. by Norm Nelson.
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JULY 22, 2012
FORWARDED TO THE GAITED HORSE CLUB FROM: Member Jackie
Barton for her friend Nancy Daley living in Gardnerville, NV.Sharon
Miles, News Editor************************************
>I have a very nic TWH to sell. She is 15.2HH, 1200#, black with 2
> socks & has had 4 mos. training in the past. VERY NICE Gaits!
She has Ebony's
> Masterpiece & Merry Go Boy breeding. Both sire & dam were
registered, but not
> "MAYA", my mare. Likes trails. She is up to date on worming &
vacs. Unshod hard
> feet, just trimmed by an equine podiatrist today. She trailers well
> with a hose well. "MAYA" lives on my property. I am asking $1600,
> CALL NANCY AFTER 3PM @
> Hope to hear from you!
> Nancy Daley
> 900 Dresslerville Road
> Gardnerville, NV 89460-8928
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JULY 18, 2012
FORWARDED TO THE GAITED HORSE CLUB
FROM: Member Janet Triplet / for friend Kristin CoxSharon Miles,
Tennessee Walker gelding
$2900. 11 yrs old 15.2H's a GORGEOUS bay with excellent conformation.
Perfect ground manners trailers great.
He was previously used as a field trail horse.
He has a ground covering walk and is sure footed. He does NOT have a
camel walk and he gaits with ease. He is probably the smoothest horse I
have ever ridden. He will require an intermediate rider as he is forward
moving but listens to his rider and really tries to please. He comes
right to you and sticks his head right in the halter. He is AMAZING in
tough terrain and just glides!!!!
Janet 916 995 7669. He is in Loomis and I can arrange a trail
ride if you want to try him.
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MAY 8, 2012
Due to health issues, my husband John, is selling his registered
TWH, Sonny. John has permenate nerve damage in both of his legs &
this disorder unfortunately makes it impossible for him to ride any
Sonny is a dream horse! He loves being with people
& has NO BAD HABITS! Great for trail & camping as he is sure
footed and trustworthy in all sorts of terraine. He ground ties and has
been through dog trials. We purchased him from Terry Zygalinski. Sonny
will stand quietly while tied & loads without any problem. He clips,
bathes and has no herd separation or spooking issues. He works well in
the round pen, has excellent ground manners & ponys. He is a
forward, self assured horse; standing at 15.1 hands. He will go solo
should the new owner choose to ride alone. He has a stocky build and is
an easy keeper. Some of his faster gaits need a little work for
smoothness. He does gate work, is very willing and learns fast. Sonny is
up to date with all vaccinations, teeth floating and was last shod May
7th He was foaled May 3, 2001; just turned 11years old. He was gelded
at age 4. I would say he is approporiate for a beginning intermediate
John and I cannot say enough wonderful
things about this horse. We could let Sonny stand in the pasture but
this is not fair to him. Sonny is in his prime and deserves a forever
home and someone to ride and give him the riding time & attention he
We are asking $4000.000.
John and Sharon Miles