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Who are the Movers & Shapers of your horse community?

Volunteers who take the reins and look ahead guide futures

From staff reports - January 1st, 2015

1501AwpcoverWhen Lynn Brown first took to the Griffith trails on horseback, the daughter of a Texas rancher saw a piece of half-buried steel rebar sticking up from the path, and she called the City of Los Angeles. They fixed it.

Twenty years later, Brown remains vigilant – and effective. Her view has expanded beyond her beloved local trails, as she now is Vice President of the Los Angeles Equine Advisory Committee, an official City advisory body she helped launch in 2009 that reports directly to the 15 L.A. council members.

Entering its seventh year, the EAC has an impressive achievement list on behalf of equestrians, from protecting vast city horse trails to fending off extreme activists attempting end-runs to squelch horse ownership. Tireless campaigns by Brown and her colleagues have provided insights, none greater than the importance of positive community involvement.

Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson

Use them more.

Eddie Reyes

I am currently a member of the Cabazon Mounted Posse with the Riverside Sheriff’s Department. My New Year’s resolution is to qualify both my two horses so I can best service my community.

Sandi Wilks

Enjoy the sweet moments of pleasure with her each and every day. Re-enforce how dear she is to me. Always give her high-quality feed and lots of trail exercise. Allow more time to listen and watch my mare, so I will improve my communication skills and continue to give her precious lovings.

Horse owners are familiar with a Coggins; the “piece of paper” required for entry into some horse shows and sales and/or interstate movement. Many may overlook the fact that this “piece of paper” is essential to protecting the health of the national equine population from Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), also known as swamp fever. The recent detections of EIA in the racing Quarter Horse Populations in California and Texas increases the need for awareness of this potentially fatal blood borne disease of horses, donkeys and mules.

California reiners make mark at 2014 NRHA Futurity

Special to the Horsetrader - January 1st, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — California reiners made their presence felt at this year’s National Reining Horse Association Futurity, as Golden State competitors took their momentum from strong West Coast campaigns to the NRHA Futurity and Adequan North American Affiliate Championships Nov. 28-Dec. 6. The Open Futurity finals gave a packed house what they were craving – the best of the best in a dramatic finish, right until the end of the second section.

Spoiled Spur Boutique opens retail outlet in Hemet

From Horsetrader sales staff - January 1st, 2015

The Spoiled Spur boutique, perhaps best known for its mobile boutique at horse shows, has opened a retail space in Rancho Vet Tack and Feed Supply in Hemet. Its newest clothing line, Brother & Arms USA, offers quality lifestyle clothing dedicated to the military, law enforcement, fire, EMS and patriot gun enthusiasts with a strong belief in the Second Amendment. The Spoiled Spur carries a great selection of clothing, purses, hats, jewelry and accessories, gifts, bath and body items, toys, home décor and furniture — and you’ll find something for every member of the family! Visit Sherie every day of the week except Wednesday when she’s open for busy trainers by appointment only. You’ll find such brands as Montana West, Original Cowgirl, Paparazzi, Cowgirls United by Pink, RBR, Heart Not Included and more! See their ad on page 30, for $5 off any purchase of $30 or more through January.

Cavessons: Start pretty loose and adjust

By LES VOGT - Horsetrader columnist - January 1st, 2015

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Les wraps up his equipment checklist with the set-up of the cavesson.

Phil Hanson and Classy CD Cat win NCHA Open Futurity Finals

From the Newstrader - January 1st, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Phil Hanson marked 228 on Classy CD Cat, by High Brow Cat, to win the 2014 NCHA Futurity at the Will Rogers Coliseum Dec. 14.