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The deadline to turn in hours from 2012 is March 15, 2013. Make sure to get yours in today! Email office@CHA-ahse.org or call 859-259-3399 to enroll today for this year! Earn great prizes by doing what you love – working around, riding and learning about horses!

 

Refer a Friend

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Do you have other friends that ride with you in your group riding lessons, or own a horse at your barn? How about those at school that want to know more about them and learn how to ride and take care of them but haven’t started their horse journey yet. Get them started out on the right hoof and tell them about TEAM CHA and for only $15 a year how they can get involved. Click here for more!

 


Breed Spotlight

Norwegian Fjord

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The Norwegian Fjord pony is an ancient breed, which look similar to, the primitive wild horses of Asia. They are 13 to 14 hands high. This pony has a very sturdy body type with little to no withers, a high crested neck and is dun in color. They have a two-tone mane which is dark in the center and light cream on the outside, that sticks up straight, and short legs with feathering. The Fjords were once ridden by the Vikings and now can be found many places around the world. They have a good work ethic, make suitable mounts for riding as well as working in the fields.

» Visit The Norwegian Fjord Horse Registry Website

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LET ME GIVE YOU A HAND

Horse Friend

We use the word “hand” in many different ways it can be a noun and a verb:
“Let me give you a hand”
“You have got to hand it to her, she did a good job grooming that horse”
“That horse was the winner hands down”
“Put you hands together and give her a round of applause for winning her class”
“Go wash your hands, they are dirty from cleaning the stall”
“That horse is 15 hands high”

That’s right we measure horses by “Hands” which is about 4 inches. Some say this unit of measurement was made up by King George of England. The length between his thumb and little finger across his palm was known as a “hand” and the distance from his big toe to his heel was known as a “foot” (12 inches) Since he was King no one would argue with him , even today we still use these units.

Make your own tape measure to figure out how tall you are in “hands” and use this to measure your horse. If you go to a store which sell a plastic measuring tape (the kind people use when making clothes) then just mark with a permanent marker every 4 inches for your “hand” unit. To measure a horse start at the top of the withers and measure down to the hoof.

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Word Madness

Horse

If you change just one letter in each of the words listed below,
you can spell many different ways horses stop and go.

TOOT WALL BOAT PRINCE SALT PACK

BANTER RUT PUMP ROCK JOB LOSE

» Answers

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I WOULD LIKE TO BUY A VOWEL

Each one of the following strings of letters are horse sayings or expressions that are missing vowels and punctuations. Can you figure out what they are suppose to say?

• nvrlkgfthsnthmnth
• frmthhssmnth
• hrsfdffrntclr
• ycldhrstwtrbtycnmkhmdrnk
• hldyrhrss
• hrsfths

» Answers

 

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DOUBLE TROUBLE

See if you can insert a double set of letters on the right within a string of letters on the left to complete the horse related word.

Example: SA_ _LE  = SADDLE
DD
HF   LL
ALE   SS
FIY   OO
LAO   PP
STA   LL
POEL   FF
GAOP   MM
SNALE   RR
FAIER   SS
DREAGE   LL
CAVEON   SS
HEADSTA   RR
CUTCOMB   LL

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Pony Pals

Ponies

Years ago before texting, Facebook, and Twitter - people would communicate with a friend by writing letters back and forth. By becoming a “Pen Pal” you could learn about someone’s life in a different country or in the next state. It was fun to look forward to receiving letters in the mail with a stamp from a far way place. Many people started collecting these stamps, which then turned into a life long hobby. A person who collects stamps is known as a “Philatelist”.

You could become a “Pony Pal” with someone who loves horses as much as you do. Maybe you know someone who does not have a horse, and you could share your adventures with him or her. Or maybe you and your “Pal” could talk about the day when you will become horse owners and what life would be like then. Reach out and connect with another person and share your love and knowledge of horses.

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Youth – Join us for the CHA International Conference in Buffalo,
New York October 17 – 20, 2013 for only $45 a day!

» CLICK HERE FOR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE INFO

 

Also find out if there is a CHA Regional Conference coming up in your area soon.

» CLICK HERE FOR REGIONAL CONFERENCE INFO

 

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Word Madness - Answers:

trot, walk, bolt, prance, halt, back, canter, run, jump, rack, jog, lope

I Would Like to Buy a Vowel - Answers:

1. Never look a gift horse in the mouth
2. from the horses mouth
3. horse of a different color
4. you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink
5. hold your horses
6. horse feathers

 

Food For Thought  - Answers:

Hoof, Apple, Filly, Lasso, Stall, Pommel, Gallop, Snaffle, Farrier, Dressage, Cavesson, Headstall, Curry comb

 

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