In Booth Demos

Kid’s Corral with the High Desert Trail Riders Back Country Horsemen in Space #71-72, 140-141,149-150.   This area will be an educational experience for children of all ages offering hands on activities.  Small children should be accompanied by an adult.

-“NEW” this year “PONY PICKER TRAIL”  Created this year; educational activities that are fun and exciting. The children will receive our new “PONY PICKER TRAIL BOOKLET which will guide them down the Pony Picker Trail to experience mule riding, leather stamping, pony grooming, campfire singing, along with other fun activities.  Once these activities have been completed, their booklet will receive a STAMP.  The FIRST booklets completed get the PICK OF THE PONIES for the stick pony parade on Saturday and Sunday.  Let’s see who will get the first purple pony!

-Crafting Workshop with Carole, Jack, Dave, and Christina
-Learn to Draw Horses-Leather Stamping
-Stick Horse Decorating
-Hug A Tree Information Coloring Book

-Stick  Horse Parade
3:00-Saturday and12:00-Sunday Be the first to complete the booklet and GET THE PICK OF THE PONIES.  Decorate your stick horse and be in a parade around the Event Center.  The parade will be at 3:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday at 12:00 pm with prizes for the best decorated stick pony.  There will be stick horses until we run out and you can take your stick horse home.  

-Pony Grooming with Autumn10:00-11:00 Saturday and Sunday Autumn will show how she grooms her pony and cleans its hooves.

-Muley Driver’s License with Harry and Gayle11:00-12:00 Saturday and Sunday Gayle and Harry invite you to bring your children to learn about the amazing mule and climb-aboard on "Wilbur".  After passing the “Muley Driver's test", kids will be given a driver's license card.  So come join in the fun and take photos of the kids riding a mule.
-Campfire Songs for the Young and Young at Heart with Peggy2:00-3:00 Saturday and Sunday 12:00-1:00 Come sit a while and sing or listen to campfire songs and stories.  Audience participation encouraged. 
-Packing Panniers with Diane and Kelly10:00-12:00, 1:00-2:00 Saturday, 9:00-12:00 Sunday Come on down kids and learn to be a packer’s helper. Kelly and Diane will start your Wrangler training by teaching you what to take on a weekend packtrip and how to load and balance panniers. How do I get all that in there?  Challenge yourself by picking the equipment you might use, balancing by feel and then comparing with the scale. weight. Bring Mom and Dad and see if they can do it too. Then you can go right next door to learn how to tie it on your mule. Wow! When do we leave!!
-Activities that will run all day include:
-Goat milking at specified times
-Learning to saddle a horse, with a barrel pony
-Roping a dummy calf -Knot tying

Blacksmith Shop with Chuck Weishoff in Space  #217.All day demonstrations Chuck, from the LaPine area, has been a Farrier for 20 years and started Blacksmithing 10 years ago.  He enjoys making works of art and usable goods from metal.  Come by and watch this long lost art in action going on all day.  

Backwoods Crosscuts with David Brizendine in Space #110.Saturday -10:00 am and 1:00 pm.Sunday – 11:00 am
As a fire fighter for the BLM, David had the opportunity to experience exactly what a misery whip was, and decided there had to be a better way. He spent several years, and a couple hundred saws, learning the lost art of saw filing. He can now turn the "misery whip" into a saw sharp enough to compete with a chainsaw.  He will be demonstrating the proper way to sharpen your saw; showing the proper way to swedge the rackers, and file and set the teeth.  David will explain which tools he uses and the proper way to use them.

Oregon School of Natural Hoof Care with Cheryl Henderson, Dave Fitton, and Gary McManus in Space #144.
Cheryl Henderson is the founder of Oregon School of Natural Hoof Care. Cheryl is a hoof researcher and clinician striving to make hoof knowledge easy and comprehendible. Her educational and factual presentations have been viewed by 1000's of horse owners.  She will be presenting a comprehensive hoof care clinic for those interested in learning about the equine hoof, and how repair and lameness is associated with the hoof. Oregon School of Natural Hoof Care, in Jacksonville, Oregon, is the first trimming hoof school in the world that specializes in the natural hoof.  Operating 7 years in the Rogue Valley their instruction has world-wide recognition for their program.  They have had students come and learn their knowledge from Australia, Czech Republic, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Canada, Costa Rica, and from nearly every state in the U.S.  Farriers, horse owners, barefoot trimmers and veterinarians make up the student base with great results.  Testimonials can be found at  Bring pictures or a thumb drive or CD if you want our opinion on a hoof or radiograph.


 2:00 – 5:00 Hoof Clinic
  Join us for a fast 2 hours of hoof anatomy; see amazing case studies, diseases of the hoof and short presentations of what will be covered over the weekend.


9:00 – 9:50 Location and Terminology of the Hoof 
    Learn the names and location of the hoof both inside and out.   

10:00 - 10:50 Anatomy of the Lower Leg and Hoof    Cadaver, bones and capsules -- Understand how the equine hoof grows and how imbalance in the capsule affects the internal structures.
 11:00 -11:50 Understanding the Sole, Frog and Bar  Learn how to avoid harming tendons and ligaments by understanding what causes a weak heel, and toe-first-landings (Navicular syndrome) 
  1:00 - 1:50 How to Balance the Hoof Capsule  The capsule is meant to protect the internal structures not to interfere with the articulation of the joints or put undue pressure on the sensitive tissue through imbalance.
   2:00 - 2:50 Understanding the Bar and How to Trim It      The bar is the most neglected and misunderstood in trimming techniques.  Navicular syndrome, sub-solar abscessing, thin sole most commonly are created by bar, see how.  
 3:00 - 3:50 Tool Handling and Trimming Practice  With wood or cadavers come and learn how to use a knife and rasp with safety for you and the equine.  Followed by: Question and Answers.  Bring you pictures thumb drive and let us help you with your hoof or equine body questions. 


9:00 - 9:50 Disease of the Hoof and What to Do      Learn how to recognize and repair the damages to the hoof and capsule by disease.

10:00 - 10:50 Recognize what is Causing Lameness    Learning to read your equines movement for soreness, lameness and what might be the cause.

 11:00-11:50  Reading Radiographs of the Hoof You are welcome to bring yours in.  Many veterinarians and farriers miss-read radiographs for founder and lameness.

 12:00 - 12:50 Help for Damaged Capsule Case studies presented of animals that were helped with founder, sloughed capsules, capsule deformity and what you can do to help.

 1:00 - 1:50 Parasites and Fecal Reading for Eggs  Learn how parasites get into our animals, what we can do about it and how to look for eggs in the feces.
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