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December 19, 2005
Volume 1, Number 10
Merry Christmas Folks!
I hope everyone is doing fine and enjoying a great Christmas Holiday Season. I have been trying to play catch-up from being at the NFR for over a week. It was a great experience getting to work the “America’s Horse Country Booth” at the Cowboy Christmas Expo and airing our “Checkerboard Corral Cowboy-UP-date” radio show from Las Vegas.
By now everyone should have received their Winter Edition of the Checkerboard Corral. We are getting a great response for our Horsemen’s Priority Clinic to be held at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka on Feb.4th & Feb.5th. We hope you can attend it will great experience.
Craig Cameron is going to make an early appearance to the area in February before his tour in April. Plans are to have a Purina Event with him on Feb.21 in the Leavenworth, Kansas area, Feb.22 in LaCygne, Ks., and Feb.23rd.in Sedalia, Mo.. Be watching for details in the future Electronic Letters and the 2006 Stallion Edition. Then he is planning on coming through April 18th through April 26 in the area.
We’ve got it scheduled! Teddy Robinson, 7-time NRCHA Futurity winner and World’s Greatest Horseman, will be putting on a “Fence Work” clinic in Louisburg, Ks.. We have Teddy scheduled to be with us April 7, 8, & 9 at Fred & Susan Berschauer’s NEW! training facility at the Eby Ranch just south of Louisburg, Ks.. On Friday night there will be a Purina HOW meeting with a demonstration by Teddy. Then on Saturday and Sunday we will hold the “Fence Work” Clinic limited to 20 riders. Cost for the 2-day clinic is $450/rider and $20/auditor. We already have 5 riders signed up. Give Susan a call at 913/837-8253 to sign up.
I really appreciate the kind comments about what we are doing with the newspaper, electronic newsletter, and radio. My job is to sell feed and I am lucky to work for the number one feed company in the world. When you figure in the research and development of all of the great products, the safety measures that goes into making our feed, and the wonderful dealers that I get to work with, I feel we have a great story to tell. However, our mission in my district is to help you take your “Horse Experience” to a higher level. It’s the events, radio, newspaper, and electronic newsletter that help us do that.
You are all a great bunch of folks to work with. We appreciate those of you who feed Purina and for those of you that don’t, we would love to show you what Purina feed can do for your horse or horses. Let me know if there is anyway I can help.
Again, Merry Christmas and hope that you have a great Holiday Week, remembering always the true meaning of Christmas with the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Make sure you keep enjoying those blessings- your kids, families, and friends.
PS: Congratulations- Zak Bliss and David Ward for the purchase of the Green Acres Country Store in St .Joe, Missouri. We look forward to working with your team in growing the horse business!
Calendar of upcoming events:
December 31st - January 1st SHO-ME 2005 WINTER SALE, Boone County Fairgrounds, Columbia, MO, 10:30 am. For additional information, contact Robbie Rainer at (800) 748-7837 or (660) 263-8898 (Click here to view flyer) or go to www.charitonvet.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
Buying That Christmas Pony
By Dawn Dawson
This time of year brings wonderful ideas into our heads to buy our child that darling Christmas pony. While that can be a thrill for both the giver and the child, be sure to take the time to prepare yourself and your family for that “perfect pony.”
I read an ad the other day that showed a darling pony dressed up with ribbons in its mane. It was cute as a bug and even made me want it. But as I read the ad, I had questions. The pony loved to be brushed and petted, LOVED TREATS, and had been used for pony rides. Sounds good right? This could as easily describe a pony that tries to bite and runs off when ridden as pony rides are generally done where the pony is on a lead-line and giving treats to horses often times turns into trouble.
There are a lot of nice ponies out there—but can you truly trust them to put your child on it and know that it’s not going to take off running out of control if left alone? Know your child’s riding abilities and shop accordingly. Make sure you ask a lot of questions when you are making that Christmas pony purchase and don’t rush into something because it looks cute.
Be sure they are trustworthy and well mannered. Take the time to plan and find that truly perfect pony, and not only will your child be thrilled but you will know that you have purchased a safe and loving family friend.
Geff & Dawn Dawson
2 Bar D Ranch
Reality Horsemanship Clinics
34843 K99 Hwy
Alma, KS 66401
Horsey Treat Recipe
Just in time for Christmas, bake your favorite horse this special treat:
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup horse mix (can use horse power)
1/2 cup bran
1 cup lucerne chaff
1 cup oaten chaff
3 cups molasses
Directions: Pre-heat oven to 350o. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. (Mix well -- your hands are the best to mix this with.) Put mixture into a cake tin and flatten down. Put into pre-heated oven for 1 hour at 350o. Take out of oven and let cake cool carefully as the molasses really sticks. When cool, add a little more molasses over the top and serve. Your horse will love you!
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:
www.checkerboardcorral.com - 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
Questions & Comments:
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Happy Trails Everyone!