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Volume 13 Issue 1 – Performance Horse Digest



Performance Horse Digest, Volume 13 – Issue 1★ Performance Horse Digest ★ Tips for Novice to Serious Competitors ★ Featuring top trainers and competitors in the industry!


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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 Interaction with Horses by Al Dunning
I was taught in my early years of learning to be a horseman that each horse reacts differently to different people.

12 Can’t Ride? Visualize! by Chevy (Siobhan) Allen
It’s cold. The snow is falling, the wind is blowing, and the tractor won’t start.

16 Reaping the Benefits As You Learn to Wait by Doug Lindgren
Well, here we are at the end of another year and looking into the beginning of a new one.

20 Training Wheels by Daniel Dauphin
To everything, there is a season. You can’t make prosciutto without the changes of the seasons.

24 It Took God 6 Days to Create the World and on the 7th Day, He Rested…
by David Slipka
There’s the release…In the round pen we work horses, we drive them and send them away and in different directions and eventually we stop them.

26 No Time to “Safety- Up” by Martha Josey
When you are competing do you notice yourself playing it safe? We’ve all experienced the fear and stress of making a mistake during a run.

32 Understanding the “Two Rein” by Richard Winters Horsemanship
In traditional Reined Cow Horse training, there is a phase of training called the “two rein.”

36 It’s Not the Fear of Making Mistakes, It’s the… by Barbra Schulte
Sometimes when I make a mistake, I laugh and tell whomever I’m with that’s the first mistake I ever made!

38 Successfully Introducing an Obstacle by Clinton Anderson
When you introduce your horse to an obstacle – a log on the ground, a puddle of water, a gulley, the trailer etc. – the first step is to build the horse’s confidence around the object by sending him between you and it on all four sides of the object.

42 Tough Enough? by Craig Cameron
The longest or the shortest journey begins with a single step. For the novice or advanced horse person who is interested in enrolling in an apprentice program, the first step would be to make a contact with the trainer of your preference.

50 Turning Radius For Horse Trailers by Toml Scheve
The turning radius of a horse trailer is widely determined by its length and width.

52 Move the Rib Cage by Mike Major
Moving the rib cage is the last part of body control. the last part of body control. When you can control your horse’s shoulders and hindquarters, his rib cage falls into place because he now understands moving away from leg pressure.

56 Tips for Mounting Properly by Lynn Palm
We’ve reviewed what the term “aids communication” means and why it is so important to success in communicating with our horses.

58 The Key Ingredients to Topline by Russell Mueller, Retail Equine
Marketing Manager, Cargill
Every horse owner wants their horses to look and feel their best, and a lot of time is spent figuring out the best way to do so.

60 How to Ride Against Expensive Horses & People With Money by Karl Avdek and Tracy Barton
How to compete against expensive horses and people with money; as in MORE money … than you.

64 What You Didn’t Know About Liability Insurance by Julie I. Fershtman
Every year you write the check to your insurance agent, fully expecting that you’re covered for liabilities arising from your horse- related activities.

66 Reining Essential for Backing a Green Horse by Sandy Collier
Backing up is important because it’s not only a maneuver in itself but also the correction for a poor stop. At this point, however, backing doesn’t mean the same as it will later on (when we’ll want it super-straight, very fast, and in response to few visible cues).

68 Basic Number Two: Breaking at the Poll by Dick Pieper
By mastering the first basic lesson, the horse is now soft from side to side and has learned to yield to lateral pressure with no resistance.

34 Probiotic and Prebiotics for Horses
48 Full Steam Ahead
70 Airlite USA Animal Bedding & Green Horse LLC Merge to Meet Growing Demand for Healthy Dust Free, Efficient & Sustainable Bedding


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