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Volume 13 Issue 8 – Performance Horse Digest



Performance Horse Digests, Volume 13 Issue 8

Performance Horse Digests, Volume 13 Issue 8

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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 Beginning Cattle Work
by Al Dunning
Many colt-starters today, influenced by such horsemen as Ray Hunt and Tom and Bill Dorrance, start young horses in 60-foot or other small-sized round pens.

12 Chevy’s Great Buffalo Adventure, Part 1: Orientation Day
by Chevy (Siobhan) Allen
After 4 years of applying, I was selected to be a Volunteer Roundup Rider for the Annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup!

14 It’ll Be Fine – Pack Trip
by Doug Lindgren
For several years I’ve made a practice of taking a couple of weeks a year to go on pack trips with friends and family.

18 Keeping It Basic
by David Slipka
chin up and look where you are going.

20 Handling Nerves
by Martha Josey
The competition is tough, the championship at stake, are you ready to go into the arena and compete with a clear head?

22 Who’s Right?
by Harlan R. Anderson, DVM
I am the fourth generation Anderson to operate our family’s crop and
livestock farm. I have been a veterinarian for more than 40 years.

24 Unquestionable Certainty
by Dennis Cappel
Horsemanship along with all its beautiful “mysteries” has captured the attention and something in the hearts, of people worldwide for centuries

26 Improving Your Leg Aids
by Richard Winters
For the Western performance horse, maneuvers such as spins and flying lead changes are the order of the day.

28 The Most Important Person to Believe in You
by Barbra Schulte
I’ve had the great honor to travel around and meet and coach all kinds of

30 Problem Solving on the Trail: Speeding Up a Slowpoke
by Clinton Anderson
Although rare, every once in a while you’ll come across the odd horse that consistently lags behind the other horses on a group ride.

34 Discipline – A Start Small
by Craig Cameron
Discipline truly is an art form. It takes work and time to learn to
properly and effec¬tively discipline a horse.

38 Ranch Riding Showmanship
by Mike Major
The versatility ranch riding might be held as a completely separate class, or you might complete the trail course and then move immediately to the rail
for ranch riding.

40 Western Dressage: Tack & Rider Attire
by Lynn Palm
So you want to get involved in Western Dressage but aren’t sure if you have the proper tack and attire. Not to worry!

44 Moving Off Your Leg On the Ground
by Sandy Collier
Getting your horse to move off your leg (or move laterally) is key to
getting control of his whole body.

46 Speed Control
by Dick Pieper
When I have the other two parts of the circle program firmly in place —circle position and guiding— then I introduce the fundamentals of speed control to the horse.


16 Cold Weather Nutrition
by Kimberly Peterson, DVM

36 National Cutting Horse Association

42 NRCHA Champions

45 NRHA Million Dollar Milestones Reached During 2020 NRBC

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