February 2013 Hags on Nags Newsletter

Please submit any news, events or classifieds to janecekamy@gmail.com and I will include them in the next newsletter. My goal is to have the newsletter done and out by the 30th of each month.

Please take note!!

Send in your 2013 membership dues, or you will be removed from the mailing list and Facebook group!

Last date to send is March 16th.
Send $10 and your membership form to: Sherri Torrison 8235 County Road KK Milton, WI 53563

Also, if you have not already, send an email to Bridgette: bbender83@yahoo.com AND add her to your contact list. This accomplishes two things; one, it ensures Bridgette has your current email address on file, and two, by adding her to your contact list, her emails should never go to your “junk” or “spam” email folders.

New Website!

In case you haven’t noticed, our current website could use a drastic make-over! Part of the problem with maintaining the current site has been the fact that updating it is quite technical. No worries. Plans are currently underway for a new HON website. We plan to use a much more user-friendly format, making updates simpler and enabling us to keep things current. That means that the appearance of the website will change. We’ll lose some features but gain others. Please be patient…improvements are on the way!

One thing we’d like to keep (and improve on!) is member bios. After all, our members are what make our group what it is. We are asking that you ALL submit a photo and a little write up about yourself. Please limit yourself to ONE photo (preferably of you and your horse) and ONE paragraph, keeping it under 200 words. Many of us have bios out there already, but they are quite dated. Please give your bio a little make-over too! If you need a “ghost writer” or someone to edit what you have written, we can arrange that. The plan is to have these bios featured on the front page of the new website. Be aware that these will be a great way to get to know each other a little better, but they will also be open to the public. Your personal data (like address/phone/email) will remain password protected.

When you do your bio (or bio facelift!) please consider including the information listed below. Also, understand that we reserve the right to edit if necessary. And remember, if you send this information and prefer someone to write it for you, we can arrange that, too! For more information or to send your picture and bio, please contact slrogers@idcnet.com

  •   Name (first name only)
  •   Town/State where you live
  •   Family
  •   Occupation
  •   Interests, hobbies, talents, special skills, etc.
  •   How many horses and what breed(s) do you own?
  •   What kinds of horse related activities do you enjoy most?
  •   How did you first get started with horses?
  •   What are your most memorable moments as a horse owner?
  •   What inspired you to become a member of Hags on Nags?

    Noteworthy news:

    Book Club
    The HON Book Club is on to Book #2 and open to new participants. The next book will be The Mare’s Nest by Lesley

    Kagan. Here’s a review “This was a very entertaining book – I enjoyed both the mother/daughter relationship and the look into the competitive world of horse showing. Having grown up in a horsey family and shown my whole life – I thought the description of both the good and the bad was a very good read.” Local barn, local author. Trudie M. will be moderator. Contact her if you want to join in on the discussion goldengaits@centurytel.net

    2014 Hags on Nags Calendar
    Fawn Richards will be photographing for the calendar project throughout the year. A summary of the plans for this project was sent out in a previous email, but we would like to encourage everyone to get involved! Take on a month and plan a theme, arrange for a location and get people together! To schedule your photo shoot, contact Fawn: fhr_97@yahoo.com

Big Losers
HON Biggest Losers 2 recently came to an end after 12 weeks of weight watching. Eleven gals participated, and together they lost a whopping 65.7 pounds!!! Winners were Ronda S. in first place, Maggie F. in second, and Audrey K. in third place. Congratulations, ladies! Biggest Losers 3 will start March 14th if there is enough interest. It’s really quite simple, think of a code name, weigh in every week, and put $20 in the kitty. After 12 weeks, the top three biggest losers split the pot. Everyone really wins by watching what they eat. If you are interested, contact slrogers@idcnet.com

“Diving into Dodge” Takes a Dive!
The exercise and letter writing day that was planned for early March has been canceled due to lack of interest. Hopefully,

folks will write to the DNR on their own and express a need for action. Please consider lifting a pen and doing your share to help get a better Horse Camp in one of our state’s loveliest parks! If you would like sample letter templates you could contact Sue Nardini or Sandy Rogers. Letters should be addressed to:

Mr. Dan Schuller
Wisconsin State Parks, PR/6 P.O. Box 7921
Madison, WI 53701-7921


Flashy Missouri Fox Trotter, black and white paint, four full socks. Velvet is an amazing 9 year old 15.2h gaited Missouri Fox Trotter. Needs someone who can give her more time and I would like to see her go to someone who has opportunities to trail ride extensively as her talents are being wasted. Kid friendly, trailers, stands well for farrier and vet. Has been to Missouri and has been ridden extensively on trails and in arenas. Has been stall boarded and rough boarded. Great temperament. Gaits beautifully and canters. Asking 4000.00 but will negotiate price for right home for her. wacm@charter.net (920)390-0220

24 Year Old AQHA gelding, very well behaved, trailers, stands well for vet and farrier. Extremely Kid broke. Looking for his forever home. Has been shown all his life, still could at walk/trot classes or any western pleasure/English or halter classes. Aero is 14.2 hands and sorrel with white socks. Asking $500.00, would consider free to right home. Call (920) 390-0220 or email wacm@charter.net.

Hi Hons, I am selling 2013 Horse Day Planners as a fund raiser for the Kane County Mounted Rangers. The Day Planners have lots of good information on lameness, colic, bandaging, etc. The Day Planners retail for $22.95, but the cost for the fundraiser is $8 (plus postage). If you’re interested, send me an email and I can send you pix of what the planner looks like. This would be a great book for keeping in your trailers. SandyG827@comcast.net

Hags on Nags License Plate Frames – custom Hags on Nags license plate frames are available for only $5 each! Put one on your truck, one on your trailer, one on your tractor… Contact Sandy or Bridgette

Custom or pre-made rump warmers/quarter sheets and high visibility brow bands contact Fawn Richards or visit


2002 aluminum Hart 2 Horse Goose Neck trailer. Has a LP gas heater, electric and deep cell battery and brand new spare tire. Asking $11,500.00 Contact Holly Johnson

Upcoming Events

This is a tentative calendar of events and details or dates may change! Be sure to contact the person organizing the event to stay updated, and if possible, join/decline/maybe the event on Facebook so you have it on your calendar and stay informed. As always, you don’t have to camp to join in one of our camping weekends, dropping in for a day ride or potluck is just fine! Each ride is different, but you can usually plan on groups riding out around 9-10 am and getting together for a pot luck dinner on Saturday around 5-6ish pm. Often there will be other rides and activities going on, such as group movies, campfires, swimming, fish fry, etc., See the event coordinator for details.

NEW Events!

Hello Ladies, Arena Ride! – March 10th 10am to 3pm at Hidden Acres Ranch, Durand IL The outside weather is frightful, but the inside arena is delightful.
Join us March 10, 2013, 10 AM – 3 PM, for a ride inside while it’s too wet outside.
Hidden Acres Ranch, 14852 Hauley Rd. Durand, IL (located West of Rockton, IL) 

We’ll have an 80′ x 200″ arena to play and ride in – no basic plans. Poles and barrels, wooden bridge, ball and couple mattresses to play with, along with anything else you would like to bring to use. This is not a clinic, we’re on our own. BYO Brown Bag Lunch and Beverage. Limited Parking due to ground conditions so double up if possible. Cost: $10.00 per horse (covers cost for use of arena). Contact: Donna sondue@aol.com

Unconfident Rider Trail Ride – Meet at Noon on Saturday, April 27th, at the parking lot at Eagle Trailhead located west of Eagle, WI on County Road S between Hwy 67 and 59. We will go over some safety checks from 12:00-12:15. You’ll have an opportunity to do trail obstacles, but only if you choose. This ride will be an all for one and one for all ride. No one will get left behind. We will make several stops back to the trailhead, so you can choose the length of ride that’s right for you. Contact: Sheri Roberson, Rhorsefarm@yahoo.com

Horse Owners Workshop – At Cherry Valley Feed & Supplies in Cherry Valley IL, March 8th, 6:30pm. There will be some great, and relevant topics covered! This meeting is free of charge (we would prefer an RSVP via phone 815-332-7665, just so we have an estimate but it is not required). We will have light refreshments and snacks provided. There will also be door prizes given away with the grand prize of a Priefert Round Bale Feeder! Talks on Dentistry, Stretching Your Hay, Stretching & Massage at Home, Seeding & Pasture Management.

Walworth County Boots and Saddle Club is having a new and used tack sale at the Johnstown Community Center (where we have our January HONS meeting) on March 16th, 9 to 3. For info and/or to register as a vendor: Bev 262-607- 1528, Bonnie 262-749-4605, Deb 262-581-5888, or Elaine 262-742-2354.

Next TWO months (note full calendar is on the HON website www.hagsonnags.net ) March

Horse Owners Workshop – March 8th, 6:30pm, Cherry Valley Feed & Supplies, Cherry Valley IL. 815-332-7665 to RSVP Howdy Ladies! Arena Ride – March 10th, 10-3pm Hidden Acres Ranch Durand IL, contact Donna Meyer

Horse Camping for Newbies – March 17th 1pm at the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest Headquarters, Eagle WI contact Sandy Rogers for RSVP **NOTE LOCATION CHANGE**

Tick Borne Disease: Elkhorn Vet Linda Mittel DMV will be featured speaker; equine practitioners will answer questions pertaining to current disease topics afterward. The event will take place at Sperino’s in Elkhorn social time at 6:30, with presentations starting at 7. They will be serving desserts and beverages.

Please RSVP to Elkhorn Veterinary clinic at 262-723-2644 or by email: evc@elkhornvet.com

SKMHTA Equine Law seminar – March 23rd “Equine Law 101: Understanding and Preventing Equine Activity Liability” will be held on Saturday, March 23, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at the Cornerstone Restaurant in Palmyra. The restaurant will be open at 11:30am for anyone who would like to have lunch prior to the seminar.

Check out Yvonne O’Crant’s biography and articles about her on our website at


Regards, Deb

Deborah Davis
Your Creative Memories Consultant http://www.mycmsite.com/sites/davisd

Spring in the Shawnee – April 1-7th, contact Sue Nardini

Equine Affair – April 11-14, Ohio Expo Center, Columbus OH http://www.equineaffaire.com/ohio

Midwest Horse Fair – April 19-21st, Alliant Energy Center, Madison WI http://www.midwesthorsefair.com Unconfident Rider Trail Ride – April 27th, Noon, Eagle Trailhead (Hwy S) rhorsefarm@yahoo.com