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Volume 12 Issue 5 – Performance Horse Digest



Performance Horse Digest, Volume 12 - Issue 5

Performance Horse Digest, Volume 12 – Issue 5

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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 Romal Reins – A Vaquero Tradition by Al Dunning
Through the history of riding, there have been many diverse types of reins used.

10 Daring Greatly by Chevy (Siobhan) Allen
This past July I showed my horse Breezy at the Foundation Quarter Horse Registry World Round-Up.

14 It’ll Be Fine – The Horse is the Best Teacher by Doug Lindgren
A couple of years ago Jody and I adopted three Mustang mares. You may recall some previous articles I talked about them.

18 The Difference Between Failure and a Champion by David Slipka
The difference between failure and a champion is only determined by where you choose to quit.

22 The Art of a Perfect Circle by Martha Josey
Throughout my 50-year barrel racing career, there were secrets to my success that I kept up my sleeve.

26 Mechanics versus Psychology by Richard Winters Horsemanship
After over thirty-five years of horse training and working with thousands of horses, I’m convinced that there’s nothing more important than understanding equine psychology.

30 Sparkles of Motivation by Barbra Schulte
During the past few weeks, I had two experiences that motivated me to keep reaching and stay on track with the things that matter most with horses … and in living.

32 Obstacle Training: Build a Magnet by Clinton Anderson
If you think like a horseman, you can get your horse to crave being in, on or around any object, no matter how scary he initially thinks that it is.

36 Giving Barrel Racers and Other Horses That Compete in Timed Events the Treatment They Deserve Can Pay Off for Both You and Your Horse by Jim Masterson
Any athlete will perform better when his or her muscles are relaxed, joints are pain-free, everything is in alignment and the full range of motion is restored.

38 The Importance of Trust for Good Horsemanship by Craig Cameron
In order to become a good horseman, it is imperative that you understand the nature of the horse.

42 Basic Precautions for Transporting a Safe and Healthy Horse on Short or Long Trips by James Hamilton, DVM and Neva Kittrell Scheve
Each time a horse enters a trailer he is at risk.

44 Training Down the Fence by Mike Major
Walk your horse down a fence line, for example, on your right, to teach him to move his hip to the left, or vice versa.

46 The Four Greatest Things I Learned About Horses by Robert M. Miller, DVM
By the time I graduated veterinary school at thirty years of age I felt very knowledgeable about horses.

48 Aids Communication: The Bending Aids by Lynn Palm
I have been reflecting on the importance of turning aids compared to the bending aids a rider uses.

50 Whole Food Options to Boost Protein Quality by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.
Protein is not a popular subject. Most “nutrition-talk” revolves around carbohydrates – sugar and starch, to be specific because they impact metabolic conditions that are a very real concern for many horse owners.

52 Physical and Mental Warm Ups for You and Your Cutting Horse by Karl Avdek and Tracy Barton
Every athlete “warms up.” It is an athletic ritual; a “law”; an absolute necessity; mandatory.

56 New Cases Show Strength of State Equine Activity Liability Laws by Julie I. Fershtman
Currently, all states except for California and Maryland have some form of an equine activity liability act (“EALA”).

58 Boxing Pitfalls to Avoid by Sandy Collier
I really don’t like to dwell on the negative aspects of a run, that’s why I started the previous segment on boxing with the ways to improve your score.

60 The Lateral Step by Dick Pieper
Expecting the horse to follow direction and move —the lateral step —is the second important aspect of basic number one.

20 Raymond Sutton Ranch 68th Production Sale
40 Vesicular Stomatitis In Horses
Reviewed and updated by
Dr. Angela Pelzel-McCluskey


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