We’ve just wrapped up the May issue, and I will be heading to Red Deer for the annual Mane Event.

Saddle Up 2016

Still have my studded tires on… as it always snows one day while I am there! But you never know what the higher passes will be like – so better safe than ‘off the road’.

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Canada’s oldest horse racing track needs our help… Kin Race Park in Vernon BC is at a standstill due to legal issues… see more on page 3.

I am really appreciating Dr. Dana Bloomquist’s ‘exercise’ articles… now if I would just commit and set a time aside and actually do them! But work… and horses… always seem to get in the way! I know…excuses!

The 55+ BC Games are coming up in our (Okanagan) backyard… I hope to see all equestrians (riders and drivers) age 55 and over supporting this event. When I visited the Games in Kamloops 2013 I heard great feedback on how relaxed the event was, no pressure amongst piers, and everyone was friendly, supportive and helpful. They all actually had some fun! This is how a show should be! OOPS… Although this is not a show… it’s a ‘Sporting’ event… and we need to support it! Or we will lose ‘Equestrian’ altogether in the 55+ BC Games. Entry deadline is June 30… come on 55+ let’s prove how big this horse community really is!

Until next month…


Horse Council of BC



  • Kin Race Park Needs Our Help… 3
  • 55+ BC Games… 5 & 28
  • A Look in the Mirror… 6
  • Hip Mobility for the Equestrian… 8
  • Western Dressage, Square Exercise… 10
  • Slow Feeder Systems – Part 2… 12
  • Unreasonable Pressure – Part 2… 14
  • Clinton Anderson Horsemanship… 16
  • Overseas Market for Draft Horses… 18
  • 20th Annual Gaited Horse ‘Fun’ Show… 19
  • BRONCitis… 20
  • Cowboy Festival Review… 22
    And so much more!!

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