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So-called ‘distracted driving’ laws prohibiting cell phone use while driving are being enacted around the nation, and now it is time for the equine community to take notice, says one equine safety professional.
“It’s important for riders to remember that the horse can be an unpredictable animal,” notes Wayne G. Hipsley, chairman of HorseSafetyUSA.com. “If the rider is distracted by using his or her cell phone, and the horse reacts to something in its environment, serious injuries may be the result.” Riding a horse is like operating a vehicle, distractions can be the cause of serious injuries, and it is well documented the cell phone is a distraction while operating a car and truck.
Hipsley pointed to 12 states and the District of Columbia that prohibit drivers from using hand-held cell phones while driving. “If that is important when only one mind is involved [with driving], then it’s important when two minds—the rider and the horse—are involved.” Therefore, HorseSafetyUSA recommends not using any form of communication device while participating in equestrian activities with a horse and pony.

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All-American-QH-Congress-Loby Bobbie Coalter

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is the world’s largest breed registry with over 5 million horses registered; so it’s fitting the All American Quarter Horse Congress (AAQHC) is the largest single breed horse show in the world. The event is hosted by the Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA) and held at the Ohio Expo Center, (the Ohio State Fairgrounds) in Columbus, Ohio. This year the AAQHC takes place October 4-27.

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Successful Horse Trailer Training

by Dan Steers

Tackling horse trailer loading problems at the trailer is the most common mistake that horse owners make when dealing with horses that are difficult to load. The key to successful trailer training starts away from the trailer, with first establishing ground control with the horse.
When attempting to load the horse he only has four directions in which his body can move; left, right, forwards and backwards. Therefore to successfully load the horse we must have control over his body in all four directions. To achieve this, the horse must be taught hindquarter control, where the horse learns to yield its hindquarters to whip pressure; the horse must also be established in coming forward to whip pressure and be proficient in circling around the handler and being driven to the fence from a circle. Only once these ground control basics are established should the handler approach the trailer.

IMG_9577trailerTo read more about successful horse trailer training, see the October issue of the Horsemen’s Corral.

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Notes From Inside The Corral

Bobbie as a spectator2by Bobbie Coalter

 

What I love about October: the weather, the leaves, the bugs…or lack of them, trail riding, the All American Quarter Horse Congress.
What I don’t like about October: Winter is around the corner!
Yes, I’m no different than most horse people. We are all enjoying the end of our busy time of year with our equine companions and dreading having to prepare for winter. Why is it that the best time of the year has to be so short and immediately followed by the cold, wind, snow, ice and mud? Yuck! But I do have to admit that for a month or two I will enjoy being able to slow down and rest a bit.

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Realistic Expectations

Terry Myersby Terry Myers
How do you know when you have realistic expectations of your horse and yourself? If you have to ask yourself that question, you probably don’t have realistic expectations. Let me ask another question; do you think it is possible to improve a horse’s skills/knowledge by 1 percent per ride? If you say yes, are your absolutely sure? If you still answer yes, I want to hire you because that means you can have a horse 100 percent trained in 100 rides. It can’t be done. Neither horse nor rider is ever 100 percent trained. To be more specific, a horse is just getting started after 100 rides.

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by Susan Strawserlogo_CMYK (5x5)

Insuring your horse is not only protecting your investment when you purchased the horse, it is also protecting your finances if there is an accident or sickness.
Mortality insurance provides coverage on the life of the horse (includes theft and some colic surgery). The premium is based on the insured value of the horse, breed, use and age.
Companies have different medical options available and the most popular is major medical that covers required treatments and surgeries. You can also purchase surgical-only or colic-only endorsements.
Because companies offer different coverages at different prices, it is important to shop around with equine agencies.
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