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InGate graphicHorse Spirit Ranch will host a one-day Sylvia Zerbini Liberty Clinic and Luncheon in beautiful Bonsall this month. It will be a rare, up-close opportunity for horse-lovers to spend a day with Sylvia, former star of Cavalia and a ninth generation circus performer. The Liberty Clinic, Luncheon and Fundraiser on Sunday, April 23 will be held at the Horse Spirit Ranch facility located a short drive east of Oceanside, south from Temecula or north from Escondido. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and will feature a silent auction, vendor booths, raffles, and a tack sale. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Horse Spirit Ranch Emergency Horse Fund, and is sponsored by Ambassadors for Compassion, Inc., a 501(c)(3).

Known for her stunning liberty act with beautiful Arabian horses, Sylvia communicates by using specific body language and vocal cues to create a ballet where she dances with horses. Gifted in using “body energy” to build enduring trust, she teaches communication without halter or whip.

Clinic participants will learn some of Sylvia’s hands-on personalized liberty techniques, which are readily understood by horses of all breeds and ages. Whether you’re new to liberty work or already devoted to it, working with this master teacher is an incomparable experience. Auditors are encouraged and welcomed. During the catered lunch, Sylvia will share some of her unique experiences.
Cost for auditing the clinic is $50, which includes lunch and visiting time with Sylvia. A limited number of clinic spots are available for participants. Rates for clinic participants are $150 per horse, plus $25 facility fee, and $20 catered luncheon. Horse Spirit Ranch is located at 3712 Valle Del Sol, Bonsall, CA 92003. For further information and to register, contact Lynne Hayes at 760-822-3579 or email lynne@horsespiritranch.net. See Sylvia Zerbini perform with 12 Arabian horses at Night of The Horse, on Saturday April 22, at Del Mar Fairgrounds during the Del Mar National Horse Show.



A rattlesnake does NOT want to be your dog’s best friend! Many areas in California are rattlesnake habitats.   Authorities have found them nearly everywhere, including hiking trails, backyards – even in garages and inside suburban homes!  If you reside in or visit one of these areas, your dogs are in potential danger of interacting with and getting bitten by a rattlesnake.  One of the best preventative measures available is to have your dog trained to AVOID rattlesnakes. Not only can it save your dog’s life, but if you are observant of your dog’s avoidance behavior learned from R.A.T. -– Rattlesnake Avoidance Training – then your dog can alert you to the presence of a rattlesnake and possibly prevent you from being bitten, too. Rattlesnake Avoidance Training is a process of conditioning an avoidance response by pairing something unpleasant. R.A.T. presents vibration, spray or static remote collars with the sight, sound and scent of rattlesnakes.   Many dogs do not instinctively know to stay away from rattlesnakes and instead are curious and try to get closer for a better look or smell, and they wind up being bitten — usually on the face or neck. Facial bites are often more lethal as the swelling may occlude the throat or impair the ability to breathe. Rattlesnake bites can be deadly to a dog and very expensive to treat. Since 1991 Gina Gables of Ma & Paw Kennel Canine Training Services in Simi Valley, has been training dogs (and their owners!) and conducting R.A.T. clinics across many Southern and Central California counties.  The company offers what many satisfied dog owners agree is the most humane, comprehensive and effective R.A.T. for dogs available.
Counties served include San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Fresno, Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Kern, Inyo, Orange and San Diego. For more info, see the ad on page 24, and check out www.MANPAW.com for clinics and private ranch training sessions. Gina also can be reached by calling Ma and Paw Kennel Canine Training Services at 805-523-3432. Mention code CHT04_2017 to receive a 5% discount!

Mother Nature’s Bug Barrier – BB’s All Natural Fly Spray! Everything needed for life to flourish can be found in nature. BB’s created a mixture of nature’s most powerful bug-repelling scents in the form of horse-friendly essential oils. Use FlyAway Spray on yourself or pets to form a natural barrier against pesky flying insects. It not only thwarts bugs, its pleasant smell relaxes muscles and moods alike. This enhanced formula lasts all day. The company teamed up with a distinguished chemist to create a new, more powerful formula, and the new blend of natural fly repellent stays put wherever it’s sprayed, whether on your skin or your horse’s. The fresh recipe is nearly immune to sweat. Not only that, it now has the power to last and last. If you’ve tried our original formula, try this one and we’re sure you’ll love the improvements. For Horses: After making sure your horse’s coat is free of dirt and dust, spray FlyAway directly onto the horse, keeping it out of the eyes. Some people like to brush FlyAway into the coat after application. For People: Spray directly onto skin, hiking boots, and gear. FlyAway Spray should not stain clothing, but it’s always a good idea to test a small area first. If you use sunscreen in addition to our all-natural repellent, apply the sunscreen first. After the sunscreen has had a chance to dry, spray FlyAway on any areas you want to keep free of flying pests. Order BB’s All Natural online at www.bbsallnatural.com and be sure to enter code “Horsetrader” at checkout for 10% off.

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