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September 5, 2005
Volume 1, Number 3
Wow! there has sure been a lot happening since we last talked. What a tragedy the hurricane this past week has caused. It seems that I stay busy and then turn on the TV and it is still there. By the way they talk its effects will be with us for a long while. You want to hope that it is just a bad dream but it is not. We need to continue to help all we can, especially with our prayers.
My family and I had the opportunity to travel to Wyoming near Jackson Hole to ride with the folks from the RFDTV series Best Of America By Horseback. The show airs every Monday night at 6:30pm on RFDTV with Tom Seay hosting it. This particular episode will air sometime in November. The trip was great and the scenery was tremendous. This was actually the first vacation that the whole family has been on with the exception of a couple trips to Branson. Taking a 2400 mile round trip, I have to say that the portable DVD player-with headphones, is one of the greatest inventions. This trip really brought memories back from when the first time I saw the mountains. Our boys really had a great time. We stayed at a beautiful place called Crooked Creek Guest Ranch near Dubois, Wyoming. The scenery was beautiful, company was great, but a real weakness of mine really surfaced. I couldn’t handle the heights, they really got to me. And if was not the heights, it was the signs I would come up on it seemed like too frequently- BEAR AWARE-THIS IS GRIZZLY COUNTRY. It took me about a day and a half where I would let the boys out of the cabin. You will be hearing more about Crooked Creek in the future and what a great place it is to visit.
You will see in the calendar that there is a lot happening in the horse world. If you are around Kansas City this week you need to go out to the NS Farms Complete Dispersal at Wayne Steinmeir’s. He has some real good horses! Also, don’t forget to try to make the Saddle Up For St. Jude Ride at Smithville Lake’s Crow Creek Equestrian Park this September 16,17,&18th . These events along with many others are in the calendar.
Plans are to expand this newsletter with a classified ad section to sell horses, tack, equipment, etc. etc. I have had several requests from folks wanting to sell horses and stuff, so we will probably add this and give it a try. Let us know if you want to advertise something to sell.
The radio show is going fine with our team picking up a few new stations. If you have something we need to talk about don’t be afraid to get in touch with us.
I want to welcome Jerry Overstreet and Town & Country Feed our new Purina Dealer in Liberty, Missouri. I am excited that he is becoming a Purina Dealer.
You should be getting your 2005 Fall Edition of the Checkerboard Corral any day now and I hope you enjoy it. Make sure you attend a Purina Equine Health Meeting this month. We have some scheduled for this month, so I hope to see you there.
I heard from our son Luke yesterday and he only has about a month left for his tour with the Marines in Iraq. Please keep him along with all of our other military personnel in your prayers.
For those of you who are feeding Purina, I want to thank you and for those of you who are not, we would sure like the chance to show you What The Checkerboard Can Do For You! Give us a call if we can be of a help.
I hope all of you had a nice Labor Day Weekend and had the chance to enjoy your family. I will be talking to you in a couple of weeks.
Calendar of upcoming events:
September 16 & 17; “SADDLE UP” FOR ST. JUDE TRAIL RIDE: Smithville Lake’s Crow Creek Equestrian Park: Smithville Missouri: Overnight camping, live entertainment, BBQ provided by Purina Mills, John Deere-Breakfast, saddle raffle from Missouri Feed & Tack: and many more great prizes. Contact www.kfkf.com
Sept. 16th – 18th,2005- COW CAMP TRAIL RIDE & CATTLE DRIVE; Flying W Ranch –Cedar Point, Kansas; Newt Dodge 316/321-1965; Flying W Ranch 620/274-4357 (Click here to view the flyer)
Sept.17,2005; Mid America Equine Sales-Carthage, Missouri; 10;00am ; call 417/682-6373 or www.midamericaequinesales.com
Sept. 17th - 1ST ANNUAL HORSE' N' AROUND BENEFIT BARN DANCE,
AUCTION (Gates open at 5:30 PM) Saddle & Sirloin Club, 14401 Holmes Road, Kansas
City, MO (Click here to view the flyer)
Sept.17th - Saturday; Farmers & Ranchers Livestock Commission Co., Inc. FALL CLASSIC CATALOG HORSE SALE; 12 NOON; Salina, Ks.; (Friday, Sept.16-Ranch Rodeo-SALE HORSES ONLY; open to first 12 teams to pay entry fee; for more information call Mike Samples (H) 785/263-2627 © 785/826-7884 or Kyle Elwood (H) 785/825-1598 or © 785/493-2901 or click www.horsemailusa.com
Sept. 24; Kansas Foundation Quarter Horse Registry Affiliate, Inc. (KFQHRA ) HORSE SHOW - Dodge City Community College Arena, Dodge City , Kansas; 8 AM; Dena Tabler-Tabor 785-225-6688 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; KFQHRA website is www.kfqhra.org (click here to view the flyer)
Sept. 24th & 25th – COMBINED DRIVING EVENT; (organized by the Carriage and Driving Society of Greater Kansas City); Longview Lake Equestrian Park; For more information, contact Jerry Matthews (913/755-4565) or Veronica Wood (816/540-3932).
Sept. 25th - Sunday; 25th Annual FINNERTY RANCH’S PRODUCTION
SALE; 1:00 PM; Emporia Sale Barn, Emporia, Kansas; (Mares used in our program
are a package of the most cow eatin’ Foundation bred, performance horses you
can put together; For a Catalog & Information call Finnerty Ranch; Pat & MJ
Finnerty 620/392-5733 or 620/344-4343; E-mail: email@example.com
The Checkerboard Corral Radio Show is growing! Tune in to one
of the stations airing our show.
Sunday 6:00am – 7:00am; WIBW 580am or listen online www.580radio.com
Sunday 4:00pm – 5:00pm; KOFO 1220am-Ottawa, Ks.
Saturday: 9:00am – 10:00am; KCTE 1510am – Kansas City - NEW TIME
Monday: 5:00pm – 6:00pm; KCXL 1140am – Liberty, Mo.
KFEQ 680am –St. Joe, Mo.
KKOW 860am-Pittsburg, Ks.
KMDO 1600am-Fort Scott, Ks
Horse Sense Tip
by Kerry Kuhn, Purina Equine Clinician (From an article titled "Practical Horsemanship"):
Build confidence in yourself towards your horse by developing control and leadership on the ground. Don't get on your horse if his attitude is negative towards you, motivate him to be more willing. And above all, do not let someone else pressure you into doing something with your horse that you are not ready for, when it comes to your safety, you probably know best.
If you want to run an ad in our Checkerboard Corral Publication
for the 2005 Winter Edition, we need it by 11/15/05. Our publication is in its
sixth year, and our circulation has exceeded 23,000, with over 20,000 mailed
directly to the horse owner. E-mail us or give me a call at 785/418-6047, and we
can give you the details.
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
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Happy Trails Everyone!