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November 7, 2005
Volume 1, Number 7
Hello Friends, I am trying to get this newsletter out to you while sitting in a motel room in Branson, Mo. Connie’s birthday is Nov.5, so we loaded up the kids and headed for a weekend of indoor waterslides. It has been great to have Luke home and he shared a lot of pictures and stories with us. After seeing the pictures and hearing about his stories, I was relieved that he was home sharing them with us--not sending them while he was in Iraq. It definitely was not a cake-walk.
We have a lot going on in the district the next couple of weeks. Don’t miss the Big Weekend coming up at Mid America Equine Sales beginning with the Teddy Robinson Clinic and Demo at Carthage this Thursday, Nov.9, Reined Cowhorse Futurity on Friday, and the Sale on Saturday. The details are in the Calendar, and I hope to see you down there. Stop by the booth and see us.
Also plan to attend the dinner and meetings coming up on Nov.14 at Grain Valley, Mo., Nov..16 at Spring Hill, KS, Nov.17 at Cameron, MO., and Nov. 20 at Cottonwood Animal Hospital in Ottawa, KS. I am lucky to be surrounded by so many good Purina Dealers and Purina Partners that are dedicated to bringing you the Equine Education.
If you get this letter by 6:30PM Monday, Nov. 7, I want to put a plug about the RFD TV program, Best of America By Horseback. The episode where my family, along with Jim Lee of John Deere and Nancy Shearer from Purina, had the chance to ride with them at the Crooked Creek Guest Ranch in Wyoming is featured. It was a great experience!
Our radio show “The Checkerboard Corral” continues to grow. I received word that beginning on Saturday, Nov.26, it will begin airing out of a station in Vinita, Oklahoma. I will get you the details in the next newsletter.
Our newspaper edition of the Winter 2005 Checkerboard Corral will be in your hands during the first week of December. If any of you are interested in placing an ad, the deadline is Nov.15. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at 785/418-6047 if you are interested in putting in an ad. Our circulation is now close to 23,000 horse owners with over 20,000 being mailed.
Plan to attend our 2006 Horsemen’s Priority Clinic that is scheduled for Feb.4th & 5th, at the Kansas Expo Centre in Topeka. So far, we have Brent Wright & Reining, Dawn Dawson-Barrel Racing, and Kerry Kuhn – Roping Fundamentals. Purina Mills, John Deere, Priefert, & Roy Frey Western Lifestyles are getting behind this to help make it a huge success. Great Horse Training & Education, Great Western Music, & Great Christian Fellowship . . . so plan to attend. We are also soliciting vendors to participate, so contact me if you are interested.
If there is any way we can be of help to you, don’t hesitate to get a hold of me. Take care and . . .
Calendar of upcoming events:
Taylor Cobb was crowned Johnson County Rodeo Queen in September. Taylor is the daughter of Charles and Melody Cobb of Sibley, MO. She is a senior at Fort Osage High School. Taylor shows and rodeos her horses and has three Purina-fed horses. She shows in APHA and has been awarded many year-end awards. To see a picture of Taylor and her favorite horse, Scooby . . . (Click here). Congratulations, Taylor!
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
Monday 5:00pm - 6:00pm KCXL 1140am – Liberty, MO
Coming Soon! . . . . . . . . . . . . . KFEQ 680am - St. Joe, MO
Tune in to www.horsecity.com &
listen; Rotated on their program!
Horse Management Tip
Speak the Same Language
By: Vicki Rhaesa
Horse owners everywhere:
Please be responsible and learn the method of education that your horse has been taught. Quite often, I have people say to me that their horse knows - that "Parelli" stuff (just as an example). My response to them is, "Do you know that Parelli stuff?". Their response is usually, "No." That sounds good, but if you don't know his method; you and your horse could simply be having a huge problem in communicating clearly with simple tasks such as leading him to trailer loading. It is very important for you and your horse to be speaking the same language to have a good relationship and, therefore, you and your horse will have less frustrating times together. (Vicki is training out of Seven Oaks Ranch, in Spring Hill, KS)
Horsey Treat Recipe
Our friend, Lin Nelson-Mayson, passed along to me some wonderful
horse treat recipes that I would like to share with you. I'm sure many of
you will enjoy preparing these for those special occasions that deserve a
special treat! We'll plan to feature a recipe in each of our future
newsletters. Here's a nice "fall weather" apple recipe:
One medium to large apple
Chopped up carrots
Crushed bran flakes
Hollow out the apple with a peeler as much as you can, scooping out the insides. Pour some oats into it, then add some molasses -- repeating this until you have a centimeter to go. Make sure you stir the oats and molasses with a strong tool like a chopstick. Put some carrots on top and punch them down, squeezing a bit of molasses out the top and add the crushed bran flakes. Put in a freezable bag and put in the freezer. Take it out when you're ready to use and warm it up a bit.
Then feed to your horse as a great autumn treat. It will be a reward your horse will remember!
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
Questions & Comments:
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Happy Trails Everyone!