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Volume 12 Issue 2 – Performance Horse Digest



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Performance Horse Digest - Volume 12 Issue 2

Performance Horse Digest – Volume 12 Issue 2

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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

10 No Pain, No Gain by Al Dunning
     I’ve always heard the quote, “No pain, no gain.” For me, it is definitely true. As I’ve gained experience riding horses, I’ve had a fair share of pains.
14  My Ultimate Performance Horse by Doug Lindgren
      Over the last several years I’ve written articles about a lot of different topics.  It occurred to me that I don’t remember talking about the topic we’re going to visit about in this article.
18 Prior To by David Slipka
     Spring is a good time to check your horse’s teeth and have a qualified Equine Dentist take a look.
22 Cool It by Martha Josey
     Some horses are born more energetic and excitable than others, but there can also be a few reasons that a horse becomes “hot”.
     Many horse owners believe that a gooseneck is safer than a bumper pull (we call them tag-alongs).
30  Pause from all the Doing by Barbra Schulte
      I learned this lesson when I studied personal performance at the now Human Performance Institute.
      Cutting competitor, Cindy Love-Eicher, contacted me about her 7-year-old gelding, Blue, who had a dangerous kicking habit.
34  Coaching with Equine by Addison Kliewer
      Britton and Milli Collum, a couple from Guthrie, Oklahoma, are no strangers to the horse industry.
36  The Confidence Puzzle by Chevy (Siobhan) Allen
      Confidence. Every rider knows that it is a must have trait to be successful with our horses.
38 The Use of Cues – Your Seat by Craig Cameron
      Your seat is for more than just sitting in the saddle. By adjusting your hips and seat, you can cue your horse to move forward, backward, right, left, or stop.
42  Riding Around the Clock by Daniel Dauphin
      First of all, no, this is not a “Sixty Second Manager for Horse World Domination” kinda article.
      Use this exercise to check your horse’s willingness to elevate his shoulders and to teach him how to do that.
46 How to Teach Horses to Enjoy Dentistry by Robert M. Miller, DVM
      I have had several people ask me how I am able to teach horses or other equines, to allow dentistry (teeth “floating”) without resistance, using no means of restraint such as a twitch, or         sedation or tranquilization.
      I’m going to give you an exercise to practice that uses both the turning and bending aids.”
      With travel and competition season just around the corner, “show nerves” are common.
      Your club or association wants to organize a horse show.
58 Riding Smarter by Sandy Collier
     Training horses is not supposed to be stressful for them or for us. We only need to be smarter than they are to stay ahead of them.
60 To Reach An Understanding by Dick Pieper
      When you’re trying to get a colt to understand softness and the release of pressure, sitting in the same position every time helps him understand what you want him to do.
40 When Can Mom Go Back to Work? by Ben Espy, DVM, DACT

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