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Looking for the perfect horsey gift? It’s likely in our gift guide!

From the Horsetrader sales staff - November 3rd, 2011 - Ingate Column

The “perfect gift” takes different shapes for different folks – a show jacket that’s 50 percent off, an easy-to-use camera system for hitching a trailer, or the one Breyer horse model that makes a collection complete. Find these and more gifts for horsepeople on your lists in the 2011 Horsetrader Holiday Gift Guide on pages 12-14. It’s the perfect place for shoppers to turn to — and it’s also the perfect place to advertise in if you have horsey gift items for sale. Call our office at 760-546-1184, or email Lori at lori.wilson@horsetrader.com

Speaking of great gift ideas…how about a saddle for someone on your Christmas list? Broken Horn Saddlery in Baldwin Park is offering a great deal when you purchase your next saddle…a sales tax rebate on all new, in-stock saddle purchases in the form of a Broken Horn Gift Certificate after the trial policy is over (excludes Charro saddles). Plus, all in-stock Broken Horn Silver Show saddles are 20 percent off, plus a 100 percent tax rebate! That’s 16 saddles to choose from and the lowest price ever – almost a 30 percent savings! To find out more, call (626) 337-4266 and check out Broken Horn’s centerfold ad on pages 42-43.

Mark your calendar, the Extreme Mustang Makeover returns to Norco May 18-20 next spring. And if 2012 is the year you join in the competition, read on! Living up to its Horsetown USA moniker, Norco competitors will showcase their Mustangs’ talents on an urban trail course as well as other classes. Trainers interested in competing in Extreme Mustang Makeover events must complete and submit an application, available at the Extreme Mustang Makeover website. Trainers competing at an Extreme Mustang Makeover event receive $700 for reimbursed expenses, and there are no entry fees to enter. More than $350,000 in estimated prize money will be available at the 2012 events. Following the success of the bonus divisions for Rookies (first time EMM trainers), Young Guns (trainers 18-21 years old) and Silver Bullets (trainers 50 years old or older) in 2011, the bonuses will return in 2012. See the ad on page 71, and to sign up, go to www.extrememustangmakeover.com.

The Anaheim Hills Cattle Club is now offering Ranch Sorting on Wednesday and Friday nights sign-ups at 5 p.m. and a 6 p.m. start time. There’s a covered arena for year-round events, and Anaheim Hills offers discounted sorting runs with membership in the club. Call Andy at (714) 397-2830 for more info, and see the ad on page 68.

Martin Performance Horses invites you to come and join them for their Third Annual MPH Harvest Celebration, held Nov. 12-13 at the Anza facility. A weekend of fun will provide plenty of horse events to participate in – everything from trail classes to ranch sorting. Come out and support the High Country Boys & Girls Club as they’ll be on hand providing good food & refreshing beverages, along with a BBQ dinner Saturday night, with music provided by Adrianna Marie and the Deep Blue Three. More info can be found by calling (310) 418-4583, and see the ad on page 72.

Triple Crown Nutrition has announced its latest innovation in how to feed. The “horse feed innovator” has made multiple feedings easier with the new Simple Feeder, manufactured in Ireland by AFSH, Ltd. Eric Haydt, VP of Sales for Triple Crown, says the Simple Feeder is a great system for owners looking for convenience, for horses that spend a considerable amount of time in the stall, and for horses requiring large amounts to eat. “We can now spread these feedings out over 16 times per day, if necessary.” says Eric. Simple Feeder’s are light, portable and easily mounted within stalls, plus, they plug into standard electrical outlets – which means no additional wiring! Simple Feeders act as another set of hands to help feed, especially those early morning or evening feedings or weekends away from the farm. The Simple Feeder is not intended to replace basic management practices. It can be used for sweet feeds or pellets. Studies have shown that multiple feedings reduce the potential for ulcers, stall vices like cribbing, help regulate weight gain, and are healthier for horses that require large amounts of feed per day. For more info, call (800) 267-7198, and see the ad on page 9.

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