Burning rose
Board Meets: 5:30 p.m. monthly on the third Wednesday / This month September 30

President: Marcia Gray, 443-2679 jambat@3riversdbs.net

Kim copeland, 439-4320

Treasurer: Sheri Onstott, 431-1014 nighthorse1970@gmail.com


Trail Rides: Rory Copeland, 459-8093

Building/ Maintenance: Bill Gray, 443-2679 jambat@3riversdbs.net

Historian: Shirley Herrin, 442-8858 Shirley.herrin@gmail.com

O-Mok-See: Keith Herrin, 461-3614 cavtrooper@uscavalryschool.com

Public Relations

Director Representatives: Vicky Blixt, Montana Saddle Club Assoc, 202-2355, tovikywho@q.com


Social Director Rita Newman, 458-4725

Odd numbered months will have a membership and board meeting. Even numbered months we will have an activity and board meeting.

Rider and pack string crossing river
From Our President - Howdy to all Helena Trail Rider Families

There was a misprint in the last Pony Tales issue that I wanted to correct. Unpaid members who receive the Pony Tales by email will continue to receive it to stay up to date with club activities. Those unpaid members who receive the Pony Tales by snail mail will not continue to receive it because of postage costs. Lifetime members are noted as paid.

There is an interesting program on deck for our next meeting, September 20th, as we will be having a farrier come to the meeting. If you would like to send questions, please forward them to Heather at mtnavy@blackfoot.net. She will compile a list so that he can have them ahead of time.
Rita Newman graciously accepted the Social director’s position, but doesn’t have email. Anyone wanting to communicate with her will need to call.

We send our sympathies to the Ben Harris family. Ben, 81, was a past president of Helena Trail Riders, a lifetime member and active in O-Mok-Sees. He was one of the good guys who always wore a black hat. Ben was able to attend the ceremony inducting the Helena Trail Riders into the Cowboy Heritage Hall of Fame. His sons, Jason and Josh were active in HTR and horse activities for many years. Happy trails, Ben.

A recent discovery that I can relate to - procrastination is the catalyst for disorganization.

We have a non-horse item for sale: A dependable 1996 Honda with 198,000 miles for $2000.00. It would be a great commuter car. 443-2679.

Bill( Maintenance) may be calling you for some help in the West arena and also the deck off the clubhouse. Unfortunately, there are some rotten support boards and it just won’t take much weight anymore. Bill has been very busy with the “honey do” list, we’ve had company, and I am reluctant to part with his help at home at least for a while.

We were able to get a diagnosis on our frequently lame gelding: Founder and navicular in one foot. Odd, but at least now we have a direction for treatment.


Anyone with suggestions for programs or activities, please come to a meeting and share, or let a board of directors member know what you would like to see or hear about.
• Any member can contribute to the Pony Tales. For sale or wanted items and articles must be to Sharon by the 10th of each month.
• It is important that no Helena Trail Rider member is left out of the loop because he/she doesn’t have the latest social communication device. Please let us know of any member who is not receiving the newsletter either via e-mail or by snail-mail.
• Send items you wish included in the newsletter to trailridershelena@gmail.com.

                       TRAIL RIDES
Horse stuck over a log

Hi everyone - There will be no trail rides for September due to the smoke and a lackof interest in trail riding from the membership. If you have any questions, please call 439-4320. Thanks, Rory and Kim Copeland


Club Contacts:

Helena Trail Riders- Vickie Blixt 442-1717

O-Mok-See Coordinator – Keith Herrin 461-3614

Gone with the Wind – Peggy Huntington 459-2161

Western Patriots- Patsy Althof 439-8916

Helena Valley Blues – Moriah Parker 202-5729

Remember: West Arena Schedule is (exclusive use) every Tuesday and Thursday and the first Friday of the month. Don’t forget to check on all Helena Trail Riders information posted to the website (including past copies of Pony Tales). Suggestions or corrections to Cheryl Bryant 2chalkie@gmail.com

Join us on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/helenatrailriders

Remember, the facebook page is not the website.
Cartoon about training a horse

Interesting Horse Facts

The fastest recorded sprinting speed of a horse was 88 kph (55 mph). Most gallop at around 44 kph or 27 mph. (Source: Purely Facts)

Horses will not lie down simultaneously because at least one will act as a look-out to alert its companions of potential dangers. (Source: EquiSearch)

A 19th century horse named “Old Billy” reportedly lived 62 years. (Source: Manchester Museum)

horse and rider by the mesas

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