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Come Reiner Shine!

- July 1st, 2021

Talent comes out at CRHA June show

For the Horsetrader

Robyn Schiller on Spooks Dual Rey (Mark Blakley photo)

BURBANK — What a difference a year makes! Last year’s travails from the pandemic seem to be getting smaller in our rearview mirrors as the 2021 show season kicks into high gear. The California Reining Horse Association’s Reiner Shine show, held June 9-11, attracted the region’s top horses and riders for a competitive weekend that brought to life the Los Angeles Equestrian Center.

The full slate of classes brought together both familiar and new faces, and the pathway to end-of-year qualifications and awards is highly anticipated. The next show on the CRHA calendar, the Summertime Slide, will be held in August.



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Spring Rein

- July 1st, 2021

West Coast Reiners come out in numbers

By Eileen Maxinoski / for the Horsetrader

Jordan Larson rides Tim Anderson’s Hold My Ground to a 74 to win the Open at the WCRHA Spring Show held May 21-23. (John O’Hara photo)

RANCHO MURIETA — It had been a long two months between shows for the West Coast Reining Horse Association members and exhibitors as the first show of the year was in early March. So, it was little surprise that this Spring show, held on May 21-23, exceeded expectations to the extent that a second arena had to be employed to accommodate all the runs that were entered.

Remnants of June 26 fire at Liz Bolton Stables in San Marcos (Horsetrader photo)

SAN MARCOS — Early investigations by San Diego County Sheriff’s Bomb and Arson unit have yet to reveal the cause of an overnight fire at Liz Bolton Stables where a home and several trailers went up in flames.

AMARILLO, Texas — Sandy Arledge, who has influenced a generation of horsepeople for decades and brought leadership to regional and national associations alike, is one of nine 2021 inductees into the prestigious American Quarter Horse Association Hall of Fame. Arledge heads a quartet of people, while five horses also will enter the AQHA Hall.

A look at our reactions

- July 1st, 2021

By Sheryl Lynde | Horsetrader columnist

Motivated reasoning can be observed in any setting or facet of life. An important trigger of motivated reasoning is defined as a person who comes to a conclusion based on an emotional stake in the outcome. The emotional attachment can be formed subconsciously or consciously.

In the book “The Data Detective,” author Tim Hartford says people who form strong emotional opinions “will seek out only the information that supports their view”. That includes listening to the opinions of those in their inner circle. They seek out friends they know will support or back their views or decisions.

The Western States Horse Expo is proud to work with the best trainers in the world to share their knowledge with attendees. Horse Expo’s goal is to feature high-quality trainers and associations from all sides of the equine industry and its diverse disciplines, giving horsepeople an opportunity to hone their skills and improve their time and relationship with the horse. Whether your an avid rider or just starting out, there is something for everyone to learn and enjoy while auditing a Horse Expo Clinic!

Warwick Schiller

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A lifelong equestrian of varying disciplines, Warwick Schiller moved from his home country of Australia in his 20s to the United States to pursue his dream of training horses. He focused his competitive efforts on reining, eventually becoming a National Reining Horse Association Reserve World Champion and representing Australia at the 2010 & 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games. His unique ability to convey his knowledge to others became apparent when he successfully went on to coach individuals who garnered coveted reining titles and a fellow WEG team member. In 2012, Warwick Schiller Performance Horsemanship was founded in an effort to help individuals form a better relationship with their horses and a cultivate deeper understanding of the foundation on which all successful
horse training is built. Warwick’s life as a videographer and multi-discipline educator began. He also set course for many, many clinics around the world.

Spectacular Memorial

- June 3rd, 2021

New and familiar faces both shine at popular SCRCHA competition

Special to the Horsetrader

Bob Grant rode Cynthia Baker’s Nic It Smartly to the Open Bridle Spectacular Championship at the 2021 Jimmy Flores, Sr. Memorial at Green Acres Ranch. (Danger Dingo photo)

TEMECULA — The Southern California Reined Cow Horse Association’s most popular show of the year, the Jimmy Flores Sr. Memorial, took to the arena at Green Acres Ranch May 14-16.

In Spectacular competition, Judge Bill Enk saw a large, talented field. Finishing both first and third place in the Open was Bob Grant, who rode Nic It Smartly to the Open Bridle Championship with a 149.5 and was third with a 146.5 on Caymus Pepto. Both horses are owned by Cynthia Baker. Taking reserve in the Open Bridle Spectacular was Charles Stevens on his Smartest Hotshot with a 147.

From Horsetrader sales staff

A recently released book written by Jennifer Forsberg Meyer, the longtime award-winning Publisher of California Horse Review magazine, is being well-received by the animal-loving community — and for good reason. In Friends With Four Legs, the native Californian and lifelong animal lover brings to life moments with her animals that touch, teach and — above all — entertain readers. Her chapters with horses are especially easy to relate to, the familiar details written in a clean, conversational style. Here’s an excerpt from a chapter entitled, “Sure-footed Saviors”:

When we unloaded our horses at the trailhead that lovely summer morning, everything was just as I had envisioned it. Green meadows rolled out in every direction, with towering cottonwood trees and broad dirt paths. Only, as I soon discovered, this was just the staging area. Our real journey —- the part for which T-shirts (“I Survived A Ray Fine Trail Ride”) actually exist — was a series of high-mountain switchbacks.

These cut into the steep sides of the volcanic rock that leads up to the 9,000-foot-elevation lake, and they are heart-stopping. They reminded me of the walls of the Grand Canyon. They also made me wish I and my novice-level-equestrian husband were riding sure-footed mules. Yes, our geldings were good guys, but still…mules stick like glue.

See the author’s ad on page 13 for info on ordering the book on Amazon.com. If you would like to read more excerpts, you can get a free sneak peek of three chapters on horsetrader.com with this link: http://bit.ly/friendswithfourlegs

In the groove

- June 3rd, 2021

Variety of action blooms in the High Desert

From Horsetrader staff reports

Arianna Henisey gets a high-five after her performance in the arena aboard Ozzy. (Evon Kurtz photo)

PALMDALE — The High Desert Horse Show Association show season continued in May with another popular one-day open show that once again had something for just about anybody. English classes especially picked up.

“We were excited to see additional English riders participating this show,” said Evon Kurtz, HiDHA President. “We saw very young to seasoned riders in the English arena and proud parents on the sidelines cheering them on.”

Path of least resistance

- June 3rd, 2021

By Sheryl Lynde | Horsetrader columnist

I learn from each horse and I learn from each rider. I think we have a tendency to do too much, or micromanage. Understanding why we do what we do helps us to change and let go of unwanted behaviors. Understanding why horses do what they do helps us to better understand and differentiate between a symptom and the cause.

Using force or being overly critical creates resistance in any relationship.