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January 9, 2006
Volume 2, Number 1
Happy New Year, folks! Because of the holidays, we decided to write this edition on the second Monday of the month. I hope all of you had a wonderful and enjoyable holiday season. It was great at the Rodina household, and I am trying to wean my system off of chocolate. It doesn’t seem fair that it takes 3 months to take off 10 pounds and only seven days to put 5 pounds on.
We are off and running in 2006 with many neat events and meetings scheduled
to help take your “Equine Experience To A Higher Level”. The following are
reminders of some great events coming up:
1. Equestrian Academy-Equine 203-Monday evenings beginning January 23 through March 13 at the
Peeper Ranch in Lenexa, KS. A great opportunity to learn! $100 per participant; Give Dr. Katie
Young a call at 816/392-0758. (See details in Calendar section below).
2. Feb. 4th & 5th, make sure you attend the 3rd Annual Horsemen’s Priority Clinic in Topeka at the
Expo Centre. I have had several folks call and are bringing their horses. We are going to allow 50-60
horses to come and enjoy the weekend with the clinicians. A great weekend of clinics, fellowship,
vendors, and great Western Music. $50/stall for the weekend and $10/admission for the weekend.
(See details in Calendar section below.)
3. Tentative plans are to have meetings with Dale Myler of Myler Bits on Feb.8th in Odessa and Feb.9th
in Harrisonville. I will have more details in the next electronic issue.
4. Craig Cameron will be in the area also in February. He will be in the Leavenworth area on Feb. 21 and
in LaCygne, KS on Feb. 22. If interested in riding with Craig during the day on Feb. 21 give Karol at
Leavenworth County Co-Op a call and sign up. $200/rider - 12 riders accepted. Craig will be putting
on a demo at Brad Lund’s facility on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Details will be coming.
“Dream Ride In The Gypsun Hills” to be held near Medicine Lodge, Kansas on March 31st, April 1st, & April 2nd! Purina Mills and its partners are planning a ride at the Robert Larson Ranch to benefit the “Trail End,” a movie that will feature a ride across Kansas starring actor Barry Corbin. The ride will be similar to the Fall Ride in the Flint Hills involving great food, great music, great rides, and great clinics. This is a beautiful part of Kansas and will be a great weekend. RFD TV’s Best Of America By Horseback is planning to come along with actor Barry Corbin. The cost to ride is $150. More details will be in next issue. If you want more information, call me or Lise Streit at the Kansas Horse Council at 785/776-0662.
Our 2006 Stallion Edition of the Checkerboard Corral will be out the first week of February. If you are interested in advertising in it, give Connie a call at 785/242-8555 or me at 785/418-6047. It is mailed out to over 21,000 area horse owners.
For those of you who are feeding Purina, I thank you for your business. And for those of you who are not feeding Purina, we would love to partner up with you. When you take into consideration the Extensive Research, Purina’s state-of-the art mills, innovative products-such as Equine Senior, Strategy, Omolene, & Ultium, and Safety- IONOPHORE FREE PLANTS-NO RUMENSIN OR BOVATEC . . . Purina is second to none! Let me know if we can be help.
Calendar of Upcoming Events:
January 23 - March 13th
EQUESTRIAN ACADEMY-EQUINE 203, Peeper Ranch, Lenexa, KS. $100 per
participant. For more information, contact Dr. Katie Young (816)
392-0758. (Click here to view flyer)
(Click here to view course
details) (Click here for registration form)
LORTSCHER AGRI SERVICE PRESENTS CHRISTINA GEORGES, Equine Massage Therapist,
6:30-8:30 pm, Honey Creek Arena, Dawson, NE. See demo and hear benefits
of horse care massage therapy plus learn more about Ultium. For more
information and/or directions, call 1-800-874-2376.
(Click here to view
January 28th MISSOURI REINED COWHORSE SHOW, The Flying M Arena, Mt. Vernon, MO. AQHA Working Cowhorse, Reining and Heading and Heeling. MRCHA Cowhorse and Ranch Cutting Classes. For more information, contact Dr. Gary Webb (417) 836-5098 or e-mail Gary at email@example.com.
February 4th 1st CHOICE
PERFORMANCE HORSE SALE, 10:00 am, Royal Oaks Arena, CR 100 at I44 (Exit 22)
Carthage, MO. Includes Purina's Select Gelding Session and Two-Year-Old
Futurity Prospects. (Click here to view flyer)
February 4th & 5th HORSEMAN'S PRIORITY CLINIC, Kansas Expo Centre, Topeka, KS. For information call Ernie Rodina (785) 418-6047 or Steve Stafford (918) 540-3320 (Click here to view flyer)
The Checkerboard Corral Radio Show continues to grow! Tune in to one
of the stations airing our show:
Sunday 6:00am - 7:00am WIBW 580am or listen on-line at www.580radio.com
Sunday 4:00pm - 5:00pm KOFO 1220am - Ottawa, KS
Saturday 6:00am - 7:00am KKOW 860am - Pittsburg, KS
Saturday 9:00am - 10:00am KMDO 1600am -Fort Scott, KS
Saturday 9:00am - 10:00am KCTE 1510am – Kansas City
Saturday 4:00pm KFRM 550am - Clay Center/Salina-Wichita
Sunday 7:00am KFEQ 680am - St. Joe, MO
Tune in to www.horsecity.com &
listen; Rotated on their program!
Horse Management Tip
It can be very frustrating if you own a horse that is troubled by clippers. I have known people who have used tranquilizers, twitches (of all kinds), and other means just to get the job done. In any case, we humans need to take the time to introduce the clippers to the horse in the same manner that we would introduce anything else unfamiliar to him. He just wants to make sure that, in this case; (the clippers) are not going to hurt him.
It doesn’t matter the age of your horse or how opposed to clippers he is. The method used is the same. Introduce the clippers in this manner. (Note: Do not tie any horse if he has a problem with clippers. This will only make the situation worse.) At a safe distance, (not directly in front of him), turn the clippers on and check his comfort level. If his comfort level is good, then approach him around the shoulder area and slowly move up his neck until his comfort level stops. When he shows signs that he is troubled, do not take the clippers away. Move the clippers back, until you reach a comfort spot, and then slowly proceed back to the troubled spot. (Note: If you take the clippers totally away, each time you reach his point of discomfort, then you will have a hard time moving past that spot.) He will know, now, what actions it takes from him for you to take the clippers away. Keep moving, back and forth, between his comfort and discomfort levels, until he is truly comfortable with the clippers touching him in areas that you wish to clip one day. We know the clippers are harmless, but he doesn’t know this. Allowing your horse the time, that he needs and deserves, to accept the clippers is well worth it for you and your horse. (Note: A horse that has made a bad association with clippers, for whatever the reason, will take a little longer and more patience on your part.)
Seven Oaks Ranch
Spring Hill, KS
Horsey Treat Recipe
For a great way to start the New Year, try this special treat for your horse:
Oats (Any Kind)
Cut carrots into pieces about 2 inches long. Then, in a bowl, mix oats and molasses. Roll carrots in mixture. Chill in refrigerator and
feed to horses when hardened.
Don’t forget, if you are interested in seeing what the Purina Program can do for
your horse, take the Purina Challenge. E-mail us, and I can get your Purina
representative in touch with you to match the right feeding program for your
horse or horses and TAKE THE CHALLENGE! When it comes to Equine Research, Purina
Mills is the company that can say, “WE FEED OUR FEED TO OUR HORSES, BEFORE WE
ASK YOU TO FEED IT TO YOURS!”
Useful Websites for Horse Owners:
http://cbc.homestead.com/cbc.html - Checkerboard Corral
http://horse.purinamills.com - Purina Mills Horse Page
http://kansasreining.org/ - Kansas Reining Horse Assn.
www.midamericaequinesales.com - Mid America Equine Sales
www.rockin-rc.com - Cindy Branham
www.americandiscoveryride.com - Linda Losey
www.bestofamericabyhorseback.com - Best Of America By Horseback.
www.kerrykuhn.com - Kerry Kuhn
www.kansashorses.biz - Kansas Horse Enthusiasts
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