Archive for April, 2009

Trailer Tip:Tire Pressure

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

I cannot stress enough how important proper tire inflation can be.  Let’s face it, your entire trailer’s safety rests on proper tire inflation.  Tires which are not properly inflated are more likely to fail.  In addition to the safety risks, you have a two cost factors.  Number 1 to get the best fuel mileage, the tires must be inflated properly.  If the tires have to drag, then more fuel will be used.  Number 2, not properly inflating tires will cause tire to wear faster than normal conditions, thus forcing the need to replace tires faster.

Changes to West Falen Org

Monday, April 27th, 2009

We are pleased to announce that Westfalen horses will have a new active organization to support and promote them in the United States. The Westfalen Warmblood Horse Association of America is officially disbanded, but will have a new beginning under the leadership of Jayne Ayers, Dorie Vlatten-Schmitz and Barbara Putnam, with the approval of the Westfalen Pferdestammbuch in Germany. The name of the new organization is the Westfalen Horse Association. Our goals are to provide information and recognition for you and your Westfalen horses.

Through close association with the German office we will provide a stallion and membership directory, coordination of inspections and year-end awards for the USDF All-Breed participants. We plan to have a quarterly newsletter for our members. We will also act as a resource to help you find answers to questions on breeding and the registration of horses.

We are hoping that the new format will operate as more of a club, in that our members will have the ability to volunteer and participate in various functions of the organization. You can make a difference in the success of this venture! Please show your support by joining us in the re-establishment of this association. We feel it is well worth the effort.

Hoosier Horse Fair

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

The Hoosier Horse Fair, Indiana’s largest horse fair and expo was a great place to buy trailers and saddles this year.  There were hundreds of vendors and several great clinics.  Parking was no problem and everyone was friendly.  What a great central Indiana location.  Make sure you make it to the Hoosier Horse Fair next year, it is a great time.