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New Issue – January 2022 – Performance Horse Digest



Performance Horse - January 2022

Performance Horse – January 2022

★ Performance Horse Digest ★ Tips for Novice to Serious Competitors ★ Featuring top trainers and competitors in the industry!

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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 Married with Horses
by Chevy (Siobhan) Allen
“Oh Chevy, you don’t understand.Your husband is a horseman. He gets the horse thing, and supports your riding.”
10 Approach & Attitude – It’ll Be Fine!
by Doug Lindgren
A few months ago, a good friend, Greg Brinks, suggested I write an article about approach. Great idea!
16 Confronting the Unknown
by David Slipka
If you think about it, animals are constantly confronting the unknown. Can you turn fear into curiosity?
22 Tips to Retraining the Arena-Shy Horse
by Clinton Anderson
There are few things as frustrating, or even as embarrassing, as having to
deal with a horse that refuses to go into the arena.
24 Moving Forward
by Ken McNabb
I love New Year’s Day every year, because it brings with it the promise of a new and better year; in essence we are “moving forward”.
28 Coming Back Sound
by Martha Josey
During the colder seasons, it’s easy for our horses to be stiff and more susceptible to an injury.
30 Rein Management
by Richard Winters
When riding, our reins are a direct communication link between horse and rider. Understanding how to handle our reins effectively will better equip us to cue our horse in a positive manner.
34 Collection, the Key to Great Horsemanship
by Craig Cameron
One of the keys in horsemanship is to get your horse working off the bit in a collected manner.
42 Questions to Ask Looking to 2022
by Barbra Schulte
This time of year is such a perfect time to think about 2022 – what we want to accomplish – why we want to achieve it – and what success looks like.
46 Spins (Part 1)
by Dick Pieper
Many people think that when you teach
a horse to spin, the first thing you do is
rock back on the horse to get him on his
inside hind pivot foot.
52 Flying Changes
by Sandy Collier
Changing leads is one of the few reining maneuvers a horse does at liberty, on his own. Horses don’t slide, spin, or back up when they’re loose, but they change leads all day long.
54 We Will Learn How to Say “No”
by Dr. Harlan Anderson, DVM
My grandfather died of the flu in 1918. My grandmother took over operations of the farm with six children and the youngest was 2 years old.
56 Step Importance!
by Dennis Cappel
One thing that every great horse has in common with each other is this
unique quality of the first impression of their human partners.
62 Lead Changes, My Comments
by Mike Major
Making a lead change is like doing a nice spin; the rider must have in mind what he really wants his horse to do. So often a person drives a horse’s front end into the change, and hopes the back end follows, but the rider’s never sure of the response he might get.
64 Western Dressage: Warm-up Routine
by Lynn Palm
A good warm up routine is valuable, whether you are about to school your horse for your latest test in Western Dressage, or are just heading out for a trail ride.
68 Finding Reproductive Problems
by Michelle LeBlanc, DVM, Dipl. ACT
Most of us associated with breeding mares and stallions can’t wait for the season to end and don’t want to think of barren mares and stallions until next year
66 Regumate In Stallions
by Patrick M. McCue DVM, PhD, Diplomate American College of Theriogenologists
National Cutting Horse Association Open Futurity Finalists

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