The Newsletter January
of the Idaho Arabian Breeders Association 2008
IABA Officers Hello all,
The results of the election are as follows:
P.O. Box 1180
Eagle, ID 83616
(208) 322-8474 President: Shelia Harmon
Vice President: Lisa Platter Next
Vice President: Meeting
Lisa Platter Secretary: Belinda Hersh January 5th 2008
Treasurer: Shanna Harmon
20831 Fargo Rd. @
Wilder, ID 83676
Two new board members: Harmon Travel
Stephanie Hardman 6:30 pm
Secretary: Lorinda Blew (welcome Potluck
10500 Liberty Road back)
Sweet, ID 83670
(208) 365-8490 cell
The meetings will be monthly and every third Saturday.
9183 Yaryan dr
Boise, ID 83704
Please plan on coming to the meeting. We have a few things
(208) 375-2283 to decide and need everyone’s input.
Board of Also, if you have not turned in your renewal membership
Directors: you can do so at that time or send them to Shanna our new
6418 Ustick Road
Boise, Idaho 83704
(208) 362-4562 Hope everyone had a happy holiday.
3214 Arrowhead Drive
Caldwell, Idaho 83605
(208) 713-4584 home
(208) 454-2993 wk
(2008-2010) Symantha Miller
12144 Goodson Road Pat Nations
Middleton, ID 83644 (2007 –2008)
6040 West Outlook Ave
(208) 585-5847 home 4010 East Franklin Road
Meridian, ID 83642 Boise, ID 83703
884-1919 work (208) 853-7345
Idaho Arabian Breeders Association Newsletter - January 2008 - Page 2
Glossary of Horse Terms
Hock: Financial condition of all horse owners.
Stall: What your rig does at rush hour in an unfamiliar city on the way to a big horse show .
A Bit: What you have left in your pocket after you've been to your favorite tack shop.
Fence: Decorative structure built to provide your horse with something to chew on.
Horse Auction: What you think of having after your horse bucks you off.
Pinto: Green coat pattern found on freshly washed light colored horses left unattended for 2 min-
Well Mannered: Hasn't stepped on, bitten, or kicked anyone for a week.
Rasp: Abrasive metal tool used to remove excess skin from ones knuckles.
Lunging: Popular training method in which a horse exercises their owner by spinning them in circles
Gallop: Customary gait a horse chooses when returning back to the barn.
Nicely Started: Lunges, but not enough health insurance to even think about riding him.
Colic: Gastrointestinal result of eating at horse fair food stands.
Colt: What your mare gives you when you want a filly.
Easy to Load: Only takes 3 hours, 4 men, a 50lb bag of oats, and a tractor with loader.
Easy to Catch: In a 10x10 stall.
Easy Rider: Rides good in a trailer; not to be confused with "ride-able".
Endurance Ride: End result when your horse spooks and runs away with you.
Hives: What you get when receive the vet bill for your 6 horses, 3 dogs, 4 cats, and 1 donkey.
Hobbles: Walking gait of a horse owner after their foot has been stepped on by their horse.
Feed: Expensive substance used to manufacture manure.
Dog House: What you are in when you spend too much money on grooming supplies and pretty hal-
Light Cribber: We can't afford to build anymore fencing or box stalls for this buzz saw on four legs.
Three Gaited Horse: A horse that. 1) trips, 2) stumbles, 3) falls.
THE 12 "MOST IMPORTANT" THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU OWN A HORSE....
1. To induce labor in a mare? Take a nap.
2. To cure equine constipation? Load them in a clean trailer.
3. To cure equine insomnia? Take them in a halter class.
4. To get a horse to stay very calm and laid back? Enter them in a liberty class.
5. To get a horse to wash their own feet? Clean the water trough and fill it with fresh water.
6. To get a mare to come in heat? Take her to a show.
7. To get a mare in foal the first cover? Let the wrong stallion get out of his stall.
8. To make sure that a mare has that beautiful, perfectly marked foal you always wanted? Sell her be-
fore she foals.
9. To get a show horse to set up perfect and really stretch? Get him out late at night or anytime no
one is a round to see him.
10. To induce a cold snap in the weather? Clip a horse.
11. To make it rain? Mow a field of hay.
12. To make a small fortune in the horse business? Start with a large one.
Idaho Arabian Breeders Association Newsletter - January 2008 - Page 3
The Idaho Arabian Breeders Association formed in 1992 to meet the needs of the Professional
Arabian Horse Person through co-op Advertising for Members, Member Referral Services, through
clinics, Open Horse Shows, and Public Education. Ownership of Arabian Horses is not a
requirement for membership and we welcome anyone with an interest in promoting Arabian Horses.
Our Membership year will be January 1 through December 31. Our dues will be $15.00 per
individual voting member. Youth memberships, for children under 18 years of age,
are free and do not have voting privileges.
We invite you to join with us in CELEBRATION of the ARABIAN HORSE.
Farm Name __________________________________________________________
City ________________________ State _____________________ Zip ___________
Phone (Home) _________________________ (Work) ________________________
E-mail Address _______________________________________________________
Names & Ages of Children for non-voting courtesy membership:
Please make check payable to IABA. Return application with dues to:
Shanna Harmon - 9183 Yaryan Dr - Boise, ID - 83704 - (208) 375-2283
Please indicate number of Individual Voting Memberships _____________
Date Paid ___________ Check # __________ Amount Paid __________ For Year __________
Do you need a hard copy of the newsletter mailed or can you receive it by e-mail? ___________
Idaho Arabian Breeders Association Newsletter - January 2008 - Page 4
Web Page Addresses
of our Members
2008 Advertising Rates
Idaho Arabian Breeders Association:
Belesemo Arabians: ¼ Page…………………….. …..…….$2.50
Lindley Arabians: Advertising Special
www.lindleyarabians.com Buy an Ad for 3 months
Get the 4th Month FREE
(Same ad copy will run unless advertiser
supplies new copy. Free ad must be
of equal or lesser value.
Thunder Cloud Ranch Ad special MUST be pre-purchased.)
Lacey Blew Arabians is the 10th of the month!!
Newsletter information must be submitted
Storm Haven Farms to Newsletter Editor:
Doug & Janis Foote (D&J Enterprises) Lisa Platter
www.eagleid.com/pets 20831 Fargo Rd.
Wilder, ID 83676
Members can put ads on the web
page for free just need to send ad to
Sheila. See more information at our
A thank you goes out to Stacy Mayer for permission to use her
graphics for our newsletter. More of her work can be found at
~ Meeting Schedule ~
January 5, 2008
Idaho Arabian Breeders Association
20831 Fargo Rd.
Wilder, ID 83676