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Performance Horse Digest Volume 11 Issue 10-12

Performance Horse Digest Volume 11 Issue 10-12


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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 The Happy Horse by Al Dunning
Nothing is more important for my horse than his health and well-being

14 Horses Change Lives by Doug Lindgren
I have another horse in my life. I bet that’s big surprise to many of you, but not really.

18 Advice by David Slipka
I heard a well-known clinician make this statement the other day, SPURS if you don’t know how to use them, take them off.

22 It’s All In The Asking by Martha Josey
I would say 90% of being successful
in the arena is correctly asking your horse in a clear and concise manner.

24 Thoughtful Ideas on How to Raise Your Scores And Help Shows Run More nEfficiently at the Same Time by Mark Sheridan
As I write this article, I am going to hit on a large variety of topics that pop into my head while I am judging, and also exhibiting at both the smaller and larger horse shows.

28 Trailer Terms 101 by Tom Scheve
After spending forty years in the horse trailer industry, I sometimes forget that trailer terms that have become second nature to me, are often foreign to first-time buyers or those new to owning horses.

30 Adversity’s Gift by Barbra Schulte
I have trained and shown cutting horses for a lifetime. As a professional trainer, I can remember sad trips home when I bombed out of a national cutting competition in Fort Worth, Texas.

32 4 Reasons Why Your Lead Changes Are Going Wrong by Clinton Anderson
Lead changes are a subject that got me upside down and frustrated as a young horseman.

38 Life Lessons Taught By Our Horses by Chevy (Siobhan) Allen
I believe that as we ride along our horsemanship journey and strive to become better Horsemen/Horsewomen for our horses we become better people too.

40 The Use of Cues by Craig Cameron
The cue system —the use of your hands, seat, and legs —is the language used to communicate between you and your horse.

44 Lighten Up by Mike Major
Some horses naturally are light, but even a heavy horse can change and become light, and that’s what I see most often at my clinics.

46 What the Revolution in Horsemanship Means to Humans by Robert M. Miller, DVM
Isn’t it interesting how the revolution in horsemanship, which began in the late 20th century and which is now flourishing internationally, began with the efforts of a few cowboys in the Pacific Northwest of the United States?

48 Trouble-free Trailer Unloading by Lynn Palm
Trouble-free trailer “unloading” is really quite easy… just reverse the steps used to teach your horse to load

52 Added Fat Improves Behavior by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.
Diet affects behavior. This makes sense. A well fed horse is healthy. And a healthy horse feels good. Conversely, a poorly nourished horse is suffering.

54 Because Your Kiss is On My List, Of The Best Things in Life by Daniel Dauphin
First things first, if you didn’t read that title jamming along with Hall and Oates, we can’t be friends.

56 Breeding Contract Check-Up by Julie I. Fershtman
Breeding season begins soon. Stallion managers and owners can plan ahead by reassessing and, where warranted, updating their contracts. How? Here are a few suggestions.

58 Understanding Cattle by Sandy Collier
I have spoken a lot about reading cattle and watching them settle, etc. However, in the reined cowhorse event, we don’t get to choose our cow

60 Ground-Tying a Horse by Dick Pieper
Having a horse stand without being tied, or ground-tying, is something I teach all the horses at the ranch.


50 Crey Zee Good, Tatum Rice Wins The NCHA Open Futurity by Sally Harrison


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