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Wintergreen Don Diego

all aspects of the breeding operation including excellent mare care, stallion collection, cooled semen transportation sending and receiving, live cover for Thoroughbreds, and artificial insemination for other breeds to provide the maximum safety for the mare and the stallion.

The Station has Open Barn, Saturdays through April. No appointment is necessary. Visitors are always welcome at any time by appointment. Contact Woodland Stallion Station at  a_taylor@direcway.com.

For ten years, Susan Garmier has been training Morgans and other breeds at one of the busiest horse operations on the west coast, the Woodland (CA) Stallion Station. The station is operated by owner, Ann Taylor, a lifelong horse woman, fourth generation Morgan breeder, show judge and amateur exhibitor.

Susan specializes in hunter, jumper and dressage. In the 2005 show season alone she and her students took multiple awards in California and at Morgan Grand Nationals, including her wins with Wintergreen Don Diego, who stands at Woodland, WC Low & Open Hunter & RWC 1st Level Dressage and Wintergreen Fortune, WC 4th Level & WC Prix St. Georges. Among the other stallions standing at Woodland is Wintergreen Shaman, a champion trail horse.

Established in 1983 as a top breeding facility focusing on the small breeder, Woodland is a full-service facility offering boarding, breeding, lessons, leases, shows and clinics. A diverse group of stallions stands at the Station, including stallions who sire show, working and performance horses.

The station provides a professional staff to handle

Susan Garmier trains at Woodland Stallion Station

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The goals are:

•  To increase membership by 20%.
•  To improve productivity and involvement of active    membership.
•  To submit monthly articles to the Walking Horse Report to    be placed in our "Women At Work" section.
•  To review, update, and get approved amended by-laws.
•  To publish and enhance our quarterly newsletter. This has    been accomplished...and we love our "new" look.
•  To collaborate with the Trainers Association in developing    and implementing plans for a new Trainers Office. (This is a    work in progress.)


For more information, go to www.walkinghorsetrainers.com.

The Walking Horse Trainers' Auxiliary is a national non-profit organization which began in 1971 as the Trainers' Wives Auxiliary. The name and by-laws were changed in 1977 to allow members other than trainers' wives to join. The membership is growing from coast to coast.

Through the years, the auxiliary has provided opportunities for many worthy causes, including:

•  Awarding annual college    scholarships
•  Sponsorship of all walking horse    equitation classes
•  Providing volunteers for all projects    of the Walking Horse Trainers    Association
•  Providing assistance and financial    support for WHOO (Walking    Horses Overcoming Obstacles)    through stud fees of our stallion,    Mud Slide Slim
•  Supporting handicapped riders    throughout the nation and    providing financial support through    our annual Money Tree Classic    Charity Horse Show, started in    1985 and voted the best one-night    horse show of the year, as well as    being the Readers' Poll Horse    Show of the Year. All the funds    generated through this show and    all other Auxiliary events now goes    to support WHOO.

Walking Horse Trainers supported by Auxiliary

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World Park Saddle Championship at OKC, an unbelievable accomplishment!

Mike is currently the President of both the AMHA and the Mid-Atlantic Morgan Horse Club and is the AMHA Region 2 Director. As a Director, he is active on the Registry Committee and in the past, served as Chairperson of the Professional Horsemen's Committee.

Dwayne has been involved with Morgan horses since 1979. Cutting his teeth on hack- type horses, he slowly developed a special affection for Morgans. He honed his equine skills under the expert tutelage of Mike Goebig for 12 years. Dwayne accepted his first assignment as Trainer at Limerick Morgans where he produced regional, national and world champions. Some of his favorites include: Paramount Your Love, Lorien Top Medalist, Bandelaro, Charlestown Firecracker, and Futurity Caveat. Dwayne rejoined Mike at Broadmoor as a partner in 1994.

Dwayne currently holds a large "R" judging certificate in both the Morgan division and saddle seat equitation, with AHSA. He has judged many regional shows throughout the U.S.

Stallions standing at  Broadmoor include Astronomicallee, The Master's Touch, Stand And Deliver.

Together Mike Goebig and Dwayne Knowles operate Broadmoor, a top Morgan breeding and training facility in Kutztown, PA.

Mike has been involved with Morgans his entire life. Opening his first public stable in 1970, he has
produced many regional, national and world champions.
Mike Goebig and Dwayne Knowles
Some of his favorites include: Equinox Damsel, Beams Warlock, Greentree Maryjane, Paramount Perfection, Three C Avenger, HVK Frango, Opies Boy and The Masters Touch. Mike is also the only 5 time winner of the

Broadmoor home of top stallions & show horses

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Lance, pictured here, has been affiliated with Saddlebreds since childhood, riding and showing horses for both himself and trainers. His career

took off when he was hired to become the full time groom of the renowned WGC CH Imperator. Lance has worked for trainers across the country before ultimately purchasing his barn. He has trained several champions: CH Crimson Flame, CH Royal Crest Sandstone, A Head of the Class, WC Carmelita Santana, Mac-A-Daisy, and more.

Standing at Lance Hayes Stables are The Cheetah video icon and Santana's Tropical Heat Wave.video icon ( video2 video icon )

By the great Supreme Sultan, The Cheetah's dam, CH Princess Blanchita, is a three-time WC. Her sire is Wing's Fleet Admiral, also the sire of CH Superior Odds, CH Courageous Admiral, CH Atlantic Fleet, Wing's Desirable, Grape Tree's Fox, and Another Anita.

Santana's Tropical Heat Wave is the sire of the 2002 WI Limited Breeder's Weanling Stake Champion, Delay of Game TS. Heat Wave is sired by WGC Sultan's Santana, the sire of numerous WCs, including CH Santana Lass, CH S.S. Music Man, WC CH Crystal Illusion, WC S.S. Lies and Alibis, and WC CH Moses, to name a few, and is the only stallion full brother to WGC S.S. Genuine, WGC CH S.S. Sweet Revenge, CH S.S. Sunday's Child, and S.S. Lady Genuine.

Lance Hayes Stables is located in Neenah, WI and is an all-service training facility for instruction, training and breeding.

Lance Hayes

Lance Hayes Stables trains, shows, breeds

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has won many World and Reserve World Championship titles herself, including Ladies Park Harness and Ladies Pleasure Driving.

An R-rated judge, Sandy has judged Morgan Grand Nationals three times and the Equitation Finals at the American Royal five times. She has also taught future judges at AMHA/USEF judging schools since the early 1990s.

Sandy serves on the USEF Saddleseat Equitation Committee and was chairperson for three years. She is also the chairperson of the Morgan trainers of UPHA.

Sandy strongly believes in the positive effects that riding and competing can have on a child's development and future endeavors and that the integrity of the professionals in our business is the most important aspect of the future success of Morgans.

Peeper Ranch, owned by Brad and Dawn Fire, is the largest equestrian facility in the Kansas City area. Set on more than 600 acres, it features two 100-by-240-foot indoor arenas plus a 125- by- 250-foot outdoor. Other staff members include Phil Fountain, trainer/instructor, and Julie Kidrowski, instructor.

Sandy Sessink

Popular and successful Morgan trainer and instructor Sandy Sessink recently has joined the staff at Peeper Ranch, Lenexa, KS. She is formerly of South Lyons, MI. Known throughout the industry for her World Champion and winning equitation riders, her greatest talent lies in her ability to successfully pair riders and horses. She

Sandy Sessink joins Peeper Ranch staff

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horses and prospects offered for sale. Also offered is instruction for youth and amateurs.

Diane's 2005 show-ring stars included Spiceolife Present Tense (Arboria Noble Victor x and JLH Coming Up Roses (Issues N' Answers x Montbelle Primrose). 2006 promises to be successful with several good young horses coming on.

Contact Diane at Diane Conrady Stables, 6370 Old Rt. 36, Riverton, IL 62561. (217) 629-9870.

Diane Conrady Craig of Riverton, IL has trained and Diane Conrady Craigshown multiple World Champion Morgans in both Park and Pleasure divisions. She is considered by her peers to be one of the top trainers of harness horses in her breed and specializes in showing saddle, harness, halter, futurity with finished

Harness is Diane Conrady's specialty

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for an organization in which professional horsemen and horsewomen could unite to improve the horse show industry and define and clarify their professionalism within the industry.

From this small dedicated group, the UPHA has expanded to 18 regional chapters that comprise all 50 states and Canada. UPHA active membership is open to anyone who has been a bonifide professional horse trainer for a period of one year prior to application. The applicant must also have a sponsor who is a UPHA member.

Associate memberships in UPHA are available to those who do not make their primary living from horses, but are still involved and interested in the horse industry.

Predominant breeds represented by UPHA members are the American Saddlebred, the Morgan Horse, the Hackney Pony and the National Show Horse.

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The annual United Professional Horseman's Association (UPHA) National Convention will be held Jan. 5-7 at the Sheraton St. Louis City Center Hotel, St. Louis, MO. For hotel reservations call (314) 231-5007.

The UPHA was founded in 1968 by a group of professional horse trainers who recognized the need

Trainers to meet in St. Louis, MO

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Farm, Anniston, AL and Omega Farm in Anderson, SC before opening his own business in 1995. He has made a name for himself in the development of young horses, most notably when CH Wall Street Week captured the RWC title in the Three-Year-Old Gaited Stallion/Gelding class in 1988 when James was 22 years old. He is also a USEF licensed judge.

Jackie Hale got her start in the Saddlebred industry much the same way James did, as a child with her parents’ help. She was on horseback before she could walk and began showing at age eight around Alabama. After college graduation she returned to the show world in 1990, exhibiting and teaching riding. Her professional career path led her into advertising and marketing. She and James were married in 1996.

Together James and Jackie, pictured here, have developed a successful business by combining their talents: James’ ability as a trainer and keen eye for a prospect − partnered with Jackie’s marketing skills.

Visit James Hale Stables on the web at www.jameshalestables.com.

James Hale / Jackie Hale

Located in central Alabama, James Hale Stables offers a full line-up of services for American Saddlebreds and riders, including training and marketing, horses for sale, lesson program and day camp.

Both James and his wife, Jackie, got their start in horses in the Saddlebred industry as children.

Starting to show when he was only seven years old, James has been a professional trainer for more than 17 years. He worked as head trainer at Jones Valley

James Hale Stables a leader in the Saddlebred industry

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Located in the heart of Morgan country in Warren , VT , Luman Wadhams Stables offers a full range of options, specializing in training, showing, breeding and sales of world-class Morgan Horses.

Stallions standing there include HVK Man About Town (Noble Flaire by Noble Command x HVK Radiant by Wham Bam Command) and Winterset Thyme'n Agin (HVK Bell Flaire by Noble Flaire x Winterset Garbo by Morgan Guaranty). For breeding information contact Luman at 171 Applewood Rd , Warren , VT 05674 . (802) 496-0505.

Luman Wadhams Stables

Luman Wadhams Stables

 

Longeing: an important training tool

Coggins test checks for ‘swamp fever’ or EIA

Horse Shoeing Tool Museum in Oklahoma

Training your horse in hand is ‘training

Rainbow Walkers has a pleasure horse for you!

Go to Horse-Smart.com for horse books

Jim Potter Stables trains & sells Walkers in OH

Waterford: full service facility for Morgans

Luman Wadhams Stables

James Hale Stables a leader in the Saddlebred industry

Trainers to meet in St. Louis, MO

Harness in Diane Conrady's specialty

Sandy Sessink joins Peeper Ranch staff

Lance Hayes Stables trains, shows, breeds

Broadmoor home of top stallions & show horses

Walking Horse Trainers supported by Auxiliary

Susan Garmier trains at Woodland Stallion Station

 

 

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Lynn and Kathy Peeples'  Waterford Farm, Inc. is a full-service Morgan Horse breeding, training and marketing facility located in Buttzville, NJ offering training and instruction in all disciplines for all levels of horse or rider.

Standing at Waterford are Born To Boogie, Century Bon Jovie, Man In Motion, Pot Of Gold and Sioux's Boogie Knight. Born To Boogie can also be seen on our 2005 Morgan CD page.

Both Lynn and Kathy are lifetime horse people. Lynn began his professional training career in the Pennsylvania/Ohio area, working with several trainers of note

including Cecil Brown of Brown's Hoss-pitality Stables and Tom Butler. Some of the early champions trained by Lynn include Shaker's Superstar, Black River Circe, Jade's Hot Shot, Horne's Commander, Horne's All-A-Glow, K-Lyn's Shylo, Rapidan Indigo, Trijas Mr. Pepperpot, Summerbird Orion, Summerbird Ms. Command and Rapidan Hermes.

Kathy grew up in New Jersey, spending her teen years as a busy junior exhibitor at Anita Hoitsma's Bridlevale Farm, the cradle of future horse trainers.

Click here to take a virtual tour of  Waterford and don't miss the list of sale horses.

Young horses are started during the fall and winter of each year. Show season starts in April and runs thru October with traveling most weekends on NHSC, TWHSA and NWHA circuits, primarily in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee and Pennsylvania. The string of show horses is rotated to ensure each horse has plenty of exposure and show experience. No matter if your goal is to prepare for the National Celebration or for the local fun shows, JPS has a place for you.

JPS always has a good selection of sound, quality horses available for sale. Most are proven show horses with experience in the ring, traveling, loading, etc. Since making a good placement is important, the horse's experience and temperament, as well as the new rider's ability, goals and needs, are always taken into consideration.

Check the current sales list by clicking here. m Prospective clients and current customers are welcome to visit the farm: Monday-Friday, 10-6; Saturdays by appointment only. Closed on Sundays.

Contact Jim Potter Stables, 1418 Bowen Rd., Mansfield, Ohio, 44903. 419-589-5610.
Email: WalkerTraining@aol.com

Jim Potter Stables logoJim Potter Stables outside Mansfield in north central Ohio, provides training services primarily for owners of Tennessee Walking Horses. The stables’ goal is to encourage the use of the natural gaits of the TWH and to prepare each horse for a life time of use based on the owner’s needs and goals.

With acres of pasture and enclosed paddocks, a 6,000-square-foot arena and plenty of scenic beauty, JPS offers the utility of a full-service training program combined with the peaceful calm of a country retreat.

Jim is licensed by the Walking Horse Trainer's Association and is a member of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association, the National Walking Horse Association, Tennessee Walking Horse Shows of America the Mid Ohio Walking Horse Association. 

Jim Potter Stables trains & sells Walkers in OH

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If you’re looking for books about training horses or, for that matter, horses in general, look no further than the books section of Be Horse Smart.com. Start your search by clicking here where you will find literally hundreds of titles on 102 Web pages. It’s hard to believe that anything written about the horse is not included -- and the site is associated with Amazon.com.
The best thing about Horse-Smart.com is that if you click on a title, like a book on grooming your horse for a show, up comes full information on the book you’ve selected plus titles of a half dozen other books dealing with the same subject. Click on one of those titles and a half dozen more appear. Plus, the site is completely cross referenced allowing you to click on authors’ names to find other books they have written.

And the subjects appear endless. There are the predictable Monty, Linda, John and Clinton books, but there are also some surprises: old and new books dealing with bomb proofing your horse, teaching him tricks, problem solving, passive leadership, imprinting, stretching exercises, and, of course, many dealing with individual breed and discipline issues.
Categories include training, breeding, classics, health & care, medical & vet, fiction, business, shoeing and even posters and tapes.
Horse-Smart.com is a wonderful source.

Waterford: full service facility for Morgans

Go to Horse-Smart.com for horse books

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Rainbow Walking Horses of Virginia is located in central Virginia, just north of Charlottesville. The farm is owned by Sam Dickinson and Dr. James A. Eby. With more than 50 years of Walking Horse experience behind them, they are well qualified to assist in the search for the right TWH to fit your riding level, price range, and long-term need.
Rainbow breeds, shows, trail rides and sells Tennessee Walking Horses and Spotted Saddle Horses. Foals are available by Haze's Crimson Tide (son of WC Delights Dark Haze) and the multi-titled Spotted Saddle Horse, Sun Rider. Farm-raised colts are usually available for sale, as well as a few select horses that have been ridden extensively on the trails around the farm as well as the miles of trails in and around the National Park.

With satisfied clients from the ages of 5 to 75 and from Texas to Maine, Rainbow Walking Horses is proud that not a single horse sold has failed the in-depth vet check that many of our buyers require.

 

Many of the horses at Rainbow have been obstacle-course trained, as well as tested in difficult trail situations and are ridden both English and western with both youth and adult riders. Select horses have become part of the field trail program and are well suited for the rigors of the field trial environment.
Contact Rainbow Walkers of Virginia at (434) 985-9828. Email to Sangora@aol.com

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predisposing him to developing stereotypes such as windsucking and weaving.

Quality training produces clear, calm responses that are almost unconditional - that is they occur 99% of the time. The clearer the horse’s responses, the less he is at the mercy of his instincts and behavioral drives. That is, his neural pathways are very clearly established.

Horses that display conflict in hand are far more likely to display conflict under saddle than their better trained stable mates, as the conflict created by the incorrect behavior under saddle effects the horse both mentally and physically, predisposing it to develop even more conflict. Training the horse in hand creates a template of obedient responses that will not only make the horse less likely to display conflict while being handled but will make it easier to train under saddle.

For more information on training the horse in hand, click here.

Many riders view the prospect of training their horses in hand as only marginally more interesting than watching paint dry and about as useful. If the horse walks slowly beside them they say he is ‘lazy’, if he invades their space he is ‘dominant.’

Training the horse to be obedient in hand will not only make him much easier and more pleasant to handle, it will also affect his responses under saddle and make him easier to ride as well.

Horses that are ‘difficult’ or ‘unreliable’ to handle on the ground are displaying what scientists call conflict. Conflict in any one facet of the horse’s training will negatively affect the other facets and will increase the likelihood of training difficulties. Unresolved conflict leads to increased levels of adrenaline and cortisol in the bloodstream which leads to chronic stress. A prolonged period of stress may cause actual physical changes in the horse such as permanently elevated cortico-steroid levels,stress colic and stress ulcers and even

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Lee began his horse shoeing business in 1965, and went on to become the official farrier for four world championship horse shows for three different breeds - the American Quarter Horse Association, the Tennessee Walking Horse Association, and the American Paint Horse Association.
There is no charge for admission to the museum, but please call ahead to make an appointment for a conducted tour.
The museum is located at 8849 US Highway 177, 8 miles north of Sulphur, OK 73086. 580-622-4644.

E-mail: carousel@brightok.net

Whether you're a farrier, a horseman, or just interested in learning something about one of the horse world's oldest trades, a visit to the National Museum of Horse Shoeing Tools in Sulphur, OK gives an entertaining look at the tools, life and products in the horse shoers' world.

Begun as a private collection, the museum features one-of-a-kind items and memorabilia that has been gathered over many years. Now, in one place is an unprecedented and never-before-seen collection that contains both the conventional and the unusual - the contemporary and the obsolete.
Plus, the museum features an extensive collection of the horse shoer in art, focuses on the heritage and the history of the trade itself and contains thousands of special tools and shoes - both contemporary and from the past.

Very active in the equine industry, as well, museum owners Lee and Alma Liles started Carrousel Farms in 1985 in Tennessee, and the horse operation has garnered world and national titles. Carrousel Farms was relocated to Sulphur in 1998 and is the location of the National Museum of Horse Shoeing Tools and Hall of Honor.

Horse Shoeing Tool Museum in Oklahoma

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Coggins test checks for ‘swamp fever’ or EIA

Most people have coggins tests done on their horses without knowing why. Dr. Leroy Coggins developed the coggins test in the early 1970s. The purpose of the test is to test for the disease "equine infectious anemia" also called "swamp fever".
Most states require a coggins test on any horse (mature horses and foals over six months of age) that is transported within or through their state. The test must be within six to 12 months and varies with state. You can call your local vet to find out what the requirements are for your state or contact your state veterinary's office or look on the web at http://www.aphis.usda.gov:80/vs/sregs/.
Equine infectious anemia (EIA) is a slow-acting lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that uses the RNA of a cell to produce their DNA which is incorporated into the genetic makeup of the infected cell. The virus is highly infectious and is transmitted by biting insects (mosquitoes, horse flies, etc.) and has the potential to be transmitted by blood contaminated instruments, transplacentally or colostrum.
The coggins test is a serological test (agar-gel immunodiffusion test) that tests for antibodies against the EIA virus in the horse's blood.

Most people have coggins tests done on their horses without knowing why. Dr. Leroy Coggins developed the coggins test in the early 1970s. The purpose of the test is to test for the disease "equine infectious anemia" also called "swamp fever".
Most states require a coggins test on any horse (mature horses and foals over six months of age) that is transported within or through their state. The test must be within six to 12 months and varies with state. You can call your local vet to find out what the requirements are for your state or contact your state veterinary's office or look on the web at http://www.aphis.usda.gov:80/vs/sregs/.
Equine infectious anemia (EIA) is a slow-acting lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that uses the RNA of a cell to produce their DNA which is incorporated into the genetic makeup of the infected cell. The virus is highly infectious and is transmitted by biting insects (mosquitoes, horse flies, etc.) and has the potential to be transmitted by blood contaminated instruments, transplacentally or colostrum.
The coggins test is a serological test (agar-gel immunodiffusion test) that tests for antibodies against the EIA virus in the horse's blood.

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Longeing and long lining are safe and time-efficient ways to teach a horse what he needs to do when he's ridden. During ground training, you have the opportunity to teach your horse to listen to you, stop and be patient, and practice the different gait transitions. Your horse will learn to respond to voice commands, especially "Whoa".
Longeing is more than just trotting your horse around in a circle on the end of a 30 foot rope. You will teach your horse direction, posture, and how to yield from a greater distance than with a standard lead rope, working from a safe distance with inexperienced, difficult or scared horses.
Longeing should be part of the training and exercise program of all horses.

Why Longe?


• Develops confidence and familiarity between the horse and its trainer
• Develops obedience to voice commands and the trainers body language
• Introduces rhythm and gait extension without interference from a rider
• Strengthens a horse's back and loin, and the durability of the tendons and ligaments
• Good warm-up and cool-down for any horse
• Valuable rehabilitation after illness or an injury

When to begin longe training? It is best to wait until a horse is two years old to begin regular longe training, although a yearling can also benefit from some lessons to teach him to stop on your command. But only walk or trot the young horse, so you don't stress the young horse's limbs.
Proper lunge training is important. Horses have an excellent memory, and remember everything both good and bad. The experienced trainer benefits from this because she can build on the progression of each lesson. If a trainer makes a mistake with a horse, it must be unlearned before a new response can be taught.

Longeing: an important training tool

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