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Volume 13 Issue 2 – Performance Horse Digest



Performance Horse Digest Volume 13 Issue 2

Performance Horse Digest Volume 13 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

8 Planning for a Future by Al Dunning
The Coronavirus has shaken the fiber of America. My hope is that this life threatening illness will pass and normal life will return fairly soon.

12 Are You Playing the Wall Street Game or the Community
Game with Your Horse? by Chevy (Siobhan) Allen
In 2004, Stanford University Researchers Liberman, Ross and
Samuels* asked undergraduate students to nominate their classmates that were the most cooperative and their class mates that were the most competitive.

14 Open the Gate by Doug Lindgren
In past articles I’ve talked about the value of opening the gate on the round pen and taking your horse outside to a new world of discovery.

20 It’s All Relative by David Slipka
Chinese proverb……The person that says it can’t be done, shouldn’t
interrupt the person doing it.

22 Older & Wiser – The Horse That Is by Martha Josey
I love to ride older horses. These horses are typically well patterned in their discipline, seasoned and dependable.

26 Changing Your Horse’s Mind by Richard Winters Horsemanship
The ideas for my horsemanship articles often come from what I am experiencing with my own horses at any given time.

30 The End of the Turn: Herdwork/Cutting by Barbra Schulte
Most cutting pictures are similar to the one above because they capture a beautiful deep stop at the beginning or middle of the turn.

32 The Brush-Off by Clinton Anderson
When your horse is negotiating a trail, unless you’re active about reminding him you’re on his back, he’s likely to consider only himself when picking his path.

36 The Best Teacher by Craig Cameron
As a working clinician traveling over 80,000 miles per year, starting 300 to 500 colts each one of those years, many people ask me, “Who taught you this, and who taught you that?

42 Horse Trailer Safety Checklist by Toml Scheve
Always have the horse trailer safety checklist with you whenever you travel. Store these items in the trailer so you always have them on board!

44 Gaits, Transitions and Ranch Riding by Mike Major
The better your horse understands ranch-riding basics, the better his foundation for advanced maneuvers.

46 Aids Communication Keys to Success: Include a Warmup by Lynn Palm
Most people who do any type of exercising know the importance of a warm-up. When riding, including a warm-up helps the horse loosen and limber up his muscles after standing in the stall or pasture

48 Four Tips to Reduce Cribbing by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.
Using a cribbing collar? Please reconsider. Cribbing collars are tormenting.  they may discourage the behavior, but they do not relieve the urge.

50 The Ideal Client and Trainer Relationship by Karl Avdek and Tracy Barton
There are THREE members on a horse team; the owner/rider, the trainer/ teacher and of course … the horse.

52 Fence Work Credits Part A – Boxing, Rating, Quality of the Turns by Sandy Collier
Let’s go over ways that the score for a fence run can go up (or down) from a 70 by getting credit in the run content boxes.

54 Breaking at the Poll – Resistance, Under- standing, Release by Dick Pieper
If I just set that barrier with my hands, the horse stands still.


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