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Back-to-back SCRCHA events gets regional talent back on track

From Horsetrader staff reports

TEMECULA — After three event-less months, cow horse competitors enjoyed back-to-back summer shows put on by the Southern California Reined Cow Horse Association. Green Acres Ranch hosted both events, the SCRCHA July Jubilee Show on July 10-12 and the Jimmy Flores, Sr. Memorial Aug. 7-9.

Classes were well-filled, attracting entrants from throughout the southwest, and there were plenty of inspiring stories from the two weekends. Here are three of them:

Summertime Sliiiiiiiiiide

- August 28th, 2020

CRC Ranch hosts reiners in a restart to show season

By BROOKE GODDARD / for the Horsetrader

Tom Foran and Taylor Sheridan’s Rey Town take third in the CRHA Open. (Mark Blakley photo)

TEMECULA — The California Reining Horse Association slid into California Ranch Company for its Summertime Slide Horse Show on Aug. 21-23. The show was initially scheduled to take place at Hansen Dam Horse Park in Lake View Terrace, but the City of Los Angeles placed a pause on horse shows due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The CRHA was grateful that California Ranch Company opened its doors on such short notice.

Medal Season

- August 28th, 2020

Top riders vie for CPHA Equitation Championships

Special to the Horsetrader

Jessica Smith and Haute Couture (Amy McCool photo)

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO — Medal final season signals the end of summer and the beginning of fall, and Aug. 22-23, 121 equestrians in three age sections were challenged in the equitation arena.

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- August 28th, 2020

By Daniel H. Grove, DVM

Ask the Vet

Communication is an essential component to any relationship. Whether it be between two people, countries, companies — anything. If you want any relationship to work between two or more parties, communication is key. The relationship between equine veterinarian and client is no different.

Equine medicine is a bit different from many other medical and patient/client relationship. Even when you compare it to small animal medicine, to me, it is a more personal relationship. In small animal medicine you usually speak with office staff to setup an appointment or get a refill. A veterinary technician often times is the first to see your animal and answer some of your questions. You get to see and speak to the veterinarian (in non-COVID times) during the exam. Most procedures are done in the back, and then you may see your veterinarian just prior to leaving.

The power of ‘why’

- August 28th, 2020

By Sheryl Lynde | Horsetrader columnist

I always want to know why a horse does what he does. If he bucks…why? If he rears…why? Is he fearful…why?

This question kept me up at night as I thought about a troubled horse or colt that had come to me for help.

When Smokey arrived, he was a wreck waiting to happen. He was three at the time and had 30 days of prior training. He had a level of fear that was going to get someone hurt. I led him into the round pen to give him room and time to settle, but as I walked out he spooked and fell to the ground.