1963-Voice Of The Tennessee Walking Horse 1963 December Voice - Page 7

DECEMBER 1963 exercise on roads and faulty ten­ dons exclude exercise under sad­ dle. Under such conditions, one may have to depend upon (1) exer­ cise taken voluntarily in a large paddock, (2) lounging or exercis­ ing on a 30 to 40 foot rope, or (3) leading. Regular daily exercise is one of the best means of keeping the stal­ lion thrifty and virle, and of as­ suring strong, healthy foals. Stand- ardbred stallions and mare are usually jogged three to five miles daily while drawing a cart. Thoroughbreds and saddle stock of all other breeds are best exer­ cised under the saddle from thirty minutes to one hour daily. Quarters — In the wild state, horses roamed over the fields and glens, obtaining the feeds provided by nature. When grass was cov­ ered by a blanket of snow, they pawed their way to it. They did not enjoy the luxury of expensive barns. Protection from the ele­ ments consisted of a winter coat of hair, and such shelter as they could obtain, from windbreaks of trees, hills and valleys. Yet, in their native environment, horses were hardy and rugged. The main requisites of winter quarters for horses are that they be dry, sanitary, well ventilated and well bedded; and that they provide fairly good protection from winds. Vitamin D — Lack of Vitamin D may produce rickets in foals and osteomalacia in older horses — crippling nutritional deficiency diseases which affect the joints and bones of all farm animals. Fortunately, when animals are out in the sunshine, adequate vita­ min D is usually produced through the action of ultra-violet light on the skin. But when animals are confined to winter quarters, such conversion of vitamin D is im­ possible; and, too, sunlight is less potent in the winter than in sum­ mer. Also, ultra-violet rays are largely screened out' by window glass, clouds, or smoke. Since most commonly used feeds, with the exception of sun-cured hay, contain little or no vitamin D, de­ ficiencies may be encountered dur­ ing the winter months unless such TE^^W|LKINCH@RSE vitamin D rich concentrates as sun-cured hay, cod-liver or other fish oils, irradiated cholesterol or ergosterol, or irradiated yeast are incorporated in the ration. Lice — Lice are more trouble- troublesome during the winter months then during the rest of the year, and they are more abun­ dant on weak, unthrifty animals than on healthy ones. Affected animals should be sprayed or dusted with the insecticide recom­ mended by the county agent or other informed authority. TRIPLE THREAT MOVES TO NORTH CAROLINA TRIPLE THREAT, Reserve Champion of the 1963 Celebration and consistent winner of major Walking Horse Stakes throughout the South and Southwest, has been sold by Mr. Pat Kimbrough, to a group of prominent business men in Hickory, North Carolina. New owners of the great horse are Mr. C. E. Clement, Mr. Clyde Abernathy and Mr. J. B. Sherrill. Mr. Sam Cecil, Jr., trainer at the Clement Stables in Hickory, North Carolina, will be in charge of TRIPLE THREAT and expects to show him extensively during the 1964 show season. The big bay champion will join some twenty horses in training at the new facil­ ities of the Clement Stables, one of the coming centers of Walking Horse activities in the Southeast. The many enthusiastic followers won by TRIPLE THREAT in his sensational career will be eagerly awaiting his appearances in show- rings throughout the nation. FOR SALE Top-bred mares, colts and yearlings Mares bred to Midnight Sun, Midnight Mack K and Stately’s Go Boy Visitors Always Welcome LESLIE WHITE Columbia, Tennessee Phone 388-4750 or 583-2373 "Sacramento Bee" Reports Horse Boom In California BY VIRGINIA LAMB 2907 37th Avenue Sacramento, Calif. (Editor’s Note — The following article occupied about a full page in the Sacramento (Calif.) Bee— and was written by Henry Jen­ nings. It was headed “Walking Horse Keeps Pace With North State Boom. This clipping came to us from our precious North California (Sacramento) corres­ pondent — Virginia Lamb — whose stallion, Cheynne Thunder is shown in action in The Bee. Jennings spent several hours talk­ ing with Trainer Leonard Dunn and Mrs. Lamb. Here’s what he wrote about the TWH and illus­ trated his splendid article with three real big pictures:) (Reprinted from The Sacramento Bee, Aug. 11, 1963) Of all the booms taking place in fast­ growing Cailfornia, there is one the average bystander probably never would notice unless he was on the back of a horse. The boom is in horse riding — not just any horse, but the famed Ten­ nessee Walking Horse which is, as Tranier Leonard Dunn of Sacramento puts it, a showpiece seen primarily at state and county fairs. At the Cali­ fornia Spring Fair Horse Show, for example, it is one of the most popular attractions. But now, Western horsemen have come to appreciate the breed, says Dunn, not only because of its eye­ pleasing elegance but also for its ver­ satility. ‘Most Fascinating’ To Watch First, as a show horse, it is one of the most fascinating to watch, with flat, easy, graceful gaits which make for the most pleasurable of rides. Second, it is mild-mannered, easy to train and to handle, thus filling two needs of the weekend urban rider. As further proof of its versatility, a Tennessee Walking Horse owned by Nancy Ely of Orangevale, a student at the San Juan High School, recently was named the overall winner in a gymkhana event, a competition usually dominated by quarter horses. (Continued on Page 18)