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Volume 11 Issue 9 – Performance Horse Digest



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Performance Horse Digest - Volume 11 Issue 9

Performance Horse Digest – Volume 11 Issue 9

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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 Balance and  Confidence  by Al Dunning
In any athletic event, balance is a key to success. As a matter of fact, balance in life is a key to a lot of things

16 I Don’t Treat People Badly, I Treat Them Accordingly by David Slipka
Often times I get horses in that are problems. Often times I get horses in that are people problems

20 Digging Deep by Martha Josey & Alissa Burson-Kelly
If you observe roping, barrel racing, cutting or reining it’s easy to see horses with a strong rear end excel. In my career I always sought out horses that could run and turn.

22 It’ll Be Fine…Patience by Doug Lindgren
When we rush training or any activity with our stock we are setting the stage for a wreck, or at least an unfulfilling ride. It’s time to slow down and read your horse’s body language.

24 Trailer Terms You Should Know by Tom Scheve
Have you been confused about trailer weights and capacities? Knowing these terms is imperative when choosing a safe trailer and tow vehicle.

26 Those Who Don’t Give Up by Barbra Schulte
I remember a time when I was feeling overwhelmed … and not particularly successful. I had a lot of stuff to do and not a lot of time.

28 Don’t Fear Sweat by Clinton Anderson
“Spank that donkey” I shouted to the woman who was trying to stay on her horse and to get him cantering all at the same time.

34 Give Your Horse A Job by Chevy (Siobhan) Allen
Want to be more confident in the saddle? Get out of the arena and give your horse a job!

36 Take the Time by Craig Cameron
The snaffle bit is a training bit, but you could ride a horse in it for his entire life. Sometimes there isn’t a reason to change.
38 Soften the Heavy Horse by Mike Major
Ideally, a horse should never learn to push on the bridle. When he never learns how to do that, being heavy in hand isn’t a problem.
40 Pre-Purchase Exams by Robert M. Miller, DVM
I never had a specialty in veterinary medicine. I worked on every conceivable species during my practice career, even dolphins and whales.
42 Trouble-free Trailer Loading by Lynn Palm
There is nothing more frustrating than having trouble loading your horse in a trailer. The way to avoid this is to take the time in the first place to properly teach your horse to load and unload properly.
44 The Secret to Healthy Horses? Keep it Simple by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.
We know they’re out there. Horses who are enjoying life. Horses who are brimming with health – strong muscles, shiny coats, hard hooves, good digestion, normal metabolism, strong immune function – just plain healthy
46 You’ve Never Felt Like This Before, Probably.. by Daniel Dauphin
You’ve no doubt heard working a horse being compared to dancing before. Both are partnerships requiring timing, precision, and trust.
48 I’m Not a Boarding Stable, BUT… by Julie I. Fershtman
A backyard horse owner named Joe boards a few horses during the win- ter. Joe’s facility has box stalls and an indoor arena, making it desirableduring the snowy winter months…
50 Counter-Canter by Sandy Collier
A Counter-Canter is simply loping on the wrong lead, on purpose. Why would you want to do this? Because anytime you find something that’s hard for a horse to do, you’re onto something useful.
52 Outside Riding by Dick Pieper
My goal always is to get a horse out of the round pen. I leave the small round pen pretty soon if a colt is really nice and making progress. I have a 60-foot round pen and a 150-foot round pen, which are connected by an alley.
32 Should I Sweat It? by Jeremy Frederick, DVM
Metallic Flame & Justin Wright Crowned 2018 Open Futurity Champions

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