General Meeting; Friday, April 11th, 7 pm

Friday, April 11th, 7 pm – General Meeting, Pizza and Guest Speaker; Bonni Kelley

 Location: San Martin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave., San Martin

 Agenda: Cattle Sorting Clinic, San Antonio Campout changes, 4th of July Parade, etc.

 Pizza provided – feel free to bring a salad, dessert and/or drinks to share (don’t forget to supply your own utensils & plates).

Our guest speaker, Bonni Kelley will be presenting on the topic of Equine Massage.                                                          We’ll discuss:

For your horse:

  • techniques you can do yourself
  • how to read your horse’s subtle responses to the work
  • detecting tension in your horse and how to help relieve it
  • stretches / releases
  • preparing to ride
  • basic techniques to keep your horse at his best

For you:

  • common ailments of Riders
  • stretches and other exercises
  • self care
  • resources and training for the horse owner

For both of you:

  • how horse and rider effect tension and misalignment of each other
  • aroma therapy

**Remember: Attend the general meeting and earn a raffle ticket toward the End of the Year   Drawing!


Thank You Dr. Bill Seals!

Let’s all give a huge shout of THANKS to Dr. Bill Seals of Tri-County Veterinary Hospital for the wonderfully informative Equine First Aid Clinic he hosted!

It turned out to be a brisk Sunday morning filled with coffee, chocolate graham cookies, and tons of practical equine health tips.  The 3 hour clinic flew by as we discussed everything from colic and tie-up to the controversial topics of vaccinations and worming.  You name it, we reviewed it!

This clinic was provided by Dr. Seals FREE OF CHARGE to SMHA.  What a marvelous contribution of time to SMHA and the health of our horse community.  Thank you Dr. Seals!!!

Cattle Sorting Clinic?

What do you think Club Members – would you be interested in a cattle sorting clinic?
Tony Agradano would love to host a cattle sorting clinic for SHMA members but….. in order to do so, we need a head count of interested parties. Putting a cattle sorting event together isn’t easy and in order to make it worth the while we need to know you want it!
Participants of all ages and levels of experience are welcome. We figure we could accommodate 10-15 participants at an approximate price of $50 each. The event would be held in the next couple months, at a local arena yet to be determined.
Are you interested? If so, please submit a “show of interest form” promptly to: SMHA, P.O. Box 275, San Martin, CA 95046 or contact Bev VanderWeide @ (408) 778-0034

Cattle Sorting Form