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re you looking for a superior quality shelter? American made, California made? Trust family-owned Harrah’s

Shelters to build and install quality shel- ters, panels, and gates. They’re made to order and made to last. Constructed of structural galvanized, 99% pure zinc-coat- ed Allied Gatorshield® 17⁄8" Steel Tubing; each cut, coped and welded a full 360 degrees. Choose roofi ng/ siding colors from a selection of 26-gauge PBR cool painted steel to complement any ranch. Serving all of northern California, contact Dave, Michelle, or Tony (530) 624-4263 or (530) 567-7154. Visit to view available options. See ad on page 35.

Tomlyn’s Equistro Secreta Pro Max is an

herbal-based, highly palatable pelleted sup- plement for horses suffering from or at risk for respiratory health concerns. Black hore- hound and thyme help keep airways open. Coltsfoot, grindelia, mullein, and climbing ivy help maintain secretions of optimal vis- cosity. Other herbs support a normal respiratory hygiene status. Vitamin E supports normal defense mechanisms. The product is easy to administer (10-20 grams, 1-2 scoops per day) and can be used situationally or for maintenance. It is FEI

Clean Sport friendly. Horses benefiting from Secreta Pro Max may include: performance horses, race horses, horses that co-mingle at competitions and recreational events, hors- es transitioning to new facilities for stabling or training, and weanlings. Owners may also find the product helpful for horses that ship frequently, are stabled in barns, and kept on dusty bedding such as shavings or straw. Visit to find the dealer near you. See ad on page 76.

A number of factors can increase your horse’s risk for colic commonly occurring

with travel. These factors include sudden changes in activity level, lack of turnout or increased stall time, changes in hay and/ or grain, and dehydration. Fortunately, there are ways you can help your horse cope with these common stresses. Along with management strate- gies, daily support from a digestive supplement, like SmartDigest® Ultra, may help support a healthy and balanced hindgut. When you’re traveling with

your horse, there’s more to do than simply hitch up the trailer and hit the road. Whether heading to a show or moving your horse to another barn, traveling with your horse comes with a variety of challenges so it’s important to be prepared. SmartPak is here with the helpful tips you need for a successful road trip with your horse to make it to your destination safe and sound. Tip #1: Plan Your Route (And Your Breaks)

Ahead of Time. Even if you’re planning to use your GPS while on the road, map out your route ahead of time to familiarize yourself with the major roadways you’ll be taking. Try to stick to a route that includes interstates and other main roads as much as possible to ensure a smooth ride for your horse. During a long-distance trip, you’ll want to check on your horse and off er them water every four hours, so plan for any rest stops you’ll be tak- ing along the way. Tip #2: Know What Documentation You

Need. Whether you’re taking a short trip or a long-distance trip, your next step is to con- sider the health paperwork that your horse needs to travel with. Depending on your reason for travel and your destination, you may need the same kind of documentation for intrastate travel that is required for inter- state travel. Tip #3: Practice Makes Perfect. If it’s been a

while since your horse has been on a trailer, or he’s never been on a trailer before, spend some time before your trip ensuring that he is comfortable loading, unloading, and even riding on the trailer. It’s also important to make sure your horse is comfortable with any protective gear, such as leg wraps, ship- ping boots, and halter fl eeces, that you’re

planning to use during the trip. Tip #4: Keep Your Trailer in Tip-Top Shape.

To keep your trailer in good working order and get ahead of any poten- tial issues. Your trailer should be serviced once or twice a year to check the tires, brakes, breakaway bat ery, fl ooring, and frame. Tip #5: Know the Hidden

Health Risks of Travel. When you are traveling with your horse, there are more risks to watch out for than what’s on the road in front of you. As you prepare for your trip, you should be

aware of a few areas of your horse’s health that traveling can put at risk. To learn more about these tips and to check out the rest of SmartPak’s tips, visit, and don’t forget that you can get all the gear that you don’t want to leave home without at See ad on page 21.

Never underestimate the power of rein- ing! The 2018 Reining by the Bay is coming July 23–29 at the beautiful Horse Park at Woodside. You’ll fi nd a unique location, tough competi- tion, fantastic prizes, and good people. The Reining by the Bay held its fi rst competition in 1999 and has since evolved into the incredible event that it is today, at racting participants and spectators from all over the country, including Canada, Brazil and Mexico. The beautiful sur- roundings and amazing climate of the San Francisco peninsula is an ideal location to hold such a prestigious event. Reining by the Bay is fun for the whole family! Parking and admission are FREE. 2018 Brings the most exciting year yet! Not only is it the 19th anni- versary, the prize money has been increased to over $350,000! See ad on page 19.

The In Gate column is composed by the sales staff at the California Horsetrader. If you would like to put the California Horsetrader and to work for you, please call the display sales staff at 760/546-1184, or e-mail to:

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