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gray/white box CLICK HERE
LBHA MEETING -
at TRAYLOR RANCH NATURE RESERVE 6:30pm- Dusk.
Come on out it will be fun and informative., Speakers.
Visit the LBHA booth at Horse Expo Booth 6408
Mezzanine Bldg A
Booth Location Update as of
(Newsletters are in PDF format)
Got a problem on the
trails or an issue. Trail maintenance, user conflict,
even a good job done by Parks or others. Let your
voice be heard, Send in a report using the
LBHA TRAIL COMMENT
FORM. This will make a permanent record of all incidents happening
our trails - both conflicts as well as the good things.
Also lease report other things such as bees, bears, sink
holes, high water, down trees, trails closed, bridges out or
anything dangerous on the trail.
Here it is April. Easter has come and gone and the kids
are back in school awaiting the summer break. Our horses are
shedding their coats and hopefully (under Dr. De La Cruz
strict orders) not eating too much of that rich green grass
we see everywhere in our beautiful, lush foothills.
Speaking of Dr. De La Cruz, he was our guest speaker at
the March meeting and stayed after the meeting was over to
answer questions about his favorite topic, feet. We all
learned a lot about founder/laminitis and things to do in a
founder situation. I think my favorite part of his
discussion was about abscesses and whether or not to soak.
Dr. De La Cruz is not a pro soak guy. This was music to my
ears as I have spent many hours soaking abscessed feet with
water all over me and the barn, Ep-som salts in my hair and
a bucket on my head. His theory is that the foot when soaked
expands and then quickly contracts after the soak which is
not good. He suggests using a soaking pad, a baby diaper and
duct tape (elasticon is preferred but expensive) and leaving
it on and replacing. I keep a bag of disposable diapers,
infant size on hand and have found that they come in handy
for a temporary boot to ride in my arena when I lose a shoe
and can’t stand to miss a training session. They keep the
hoof from chipping away before my very dependable farrier
pulls into my driveway. Thank you Dr. De La Cruz for giving
me "permission" not to soak!
We’re on the countdown to Horse Expo and our 2 annual
Horse Shows. We do need volunteers. Without you, we can’t
run our association and we’ve been able to "give back" to
the community through our fun fundraisers. We need you.
Please email or call any one of us on the board and we’ll
get you to the right person. When you sign up early you get
to pick your job or shift. Call Now!!
Workdays have begun on Traylor Ranch every 4
Saturday of the month.
Dave Faoro can be seen out there stomping around, driving
the tractor and now using our new handy dandy weed trimmer
that no longer needs to be carried. A back saving device to
say the least.
Enjoy the trails. Be safe.
Latte’ & Beethoven
The LBHA T-shirts are be here
and are available. This year we will have two
colors, black and Carolina Blue.
Shirts will have either Art on front
and LBHA Logo on back or Logo on front and
Art on back. Tank tops will only come
in Carolina Blue, with artwork only on
front, no logo. Sizes from small
to xx-large. XXL Long Sleeve only in
Black. Shirts are priced at $12
for Tank tops, $17 for Short Sleeve T's, and
$20 for Long Sleeve T's.
A great big thanks to
Artist Leslie Ann Webb for permitting us to use
one of her great paintings on our t-shirts this
year. Let her know how much you like her design.
LBHA Website map including LOCAL TRAILS
Click on the
above and scroll to info needed then click on the "Let's Go"
Button New trails being added
to the links above - be sure to scroll down
AD FEES For LBHA Members
(Non-Members add $10 to below fees)
Deadline is the 25th of the month
˝ page: 1year $60 Includes Business card on
˝ page: 6mos $30
Business Card Ad per issue: $10 / issue
Business Card Ad/year: $40/year includes card on
Deadline for Directory ads is March 1
Full Page Ad: $25
˝ Page Ad: $15
Business Card Ad: $10 - Free for LBHA
Business Card Ad – one year Members $40
Classified Ads - Free to LBHA Members
add $10 to fee for Non-LBHA members. Fees
must be sent to LBHA P.O. Box 2326 Loomis CA
95650 prior to an ad being run. Ad copy files
may be sent to
LBHA has a TRAIL COMMENT FORM
where riders can make reports concerning local trails, both state and county. This form
is for comments about incidents on the trail, maintenance needed as well as
comments saying why you liked or didn't like a trail. If you have a
problem on a local trail, please fill out the form and return it to LBHA so
we can get the situations fixed or forwarded on to the proper
you do not forward issues, they will not be known tod trail
authorities . Report so they can act.
PDF Format -
Acrobat Reader Required. To JOIN LBHA send a check made out for the proper amount to
LBHA. Applications or requests for information should be mailed to: LBHA - P.O. BOX 2326
Loomis CA 95650