AHP Newsgroup: Kerry Kuhn Featured Presenter at Equine Affaire Massachusetts
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Clinician and trainer Kerry Kuhn of Pratt, Kansas will be one of the featured presenters at Equine Affaire in West Springfield, Massachusetts, November 8-11, 2012.
“I’m especially pleased and honored to be featured at this expo,” reports Kerry. “Equine Affaire in Massachusetts is such an icon in the horse industry. This opportunity will allow me to introduce my program and new invention to a distinctive group of horse enthusiasts. I know there will be lots of English riding there, but I’ll show people a program that applies to all disciplines. You can bet that I’ll be in a Western saddle, although I might give an English saddle a try!”
Kerry has a remarkable history of winning and participating in a number of colt starting championships, with wins at Kansas Equifest, American Royal, Equine Experience, and participation at the Mane Event in Canada. “I really like showing the audience that you don’t have to use force and domination to get a colt to cooperate. Being able to demonstrate this concept at such a prestigious event like Equine Affaire is a great opportunity, and I will give it my all.”
A longtime National Ambassador for the Purina Mills Equine Influential Team, Kerry is no newcomer to communicating to large groups of horse enthusiasts. He’s appeared at a number of horse expos throughout the country, judged numerous competitions, and has been featured in Western Horseman Magazine.
“You know, it’s just a passionate part of me to teach people. My mission is to get people to be the best they can be with horses; the horses will follow. I want people to really enjoy their horses, have them feel safe, and know that the horse understands what they want and will cooperate willingly. Those qualities are the basis for having a fun and steady relationship with horses,” Kerry states.
Never one to let grass grow under his feet, Kerry was recently experimenting with a new halter design. “I was just sort of fooling around with a rope halter that had a sliding ring to snap the lead rope to, which made the horse a lot more responsive on the ground. Then I kept tweaking it, adding a couple more sliding rings for reins. I tried it on one colt and was pretty impressed with how soft, supple and yielding he was. Then I tried it on an older saddle horse who was bracey and stiff, and he softened immediately. I thought, hey — I might be onto something here. Well, after trying this halter/hackamore/side-pull bridle (which I’ve named the Kerry Kuhn Training Halter) on a whole bunch of horses I’m convinced that it’s an important piece of tack for everyone, regardless of the horse’s age or discipline. I even applied for a patent for this equipment, which is a pretty big quantum leap for this cowboy!
“I’ll be using this Kerry Kuhn Training Halter (halter/hackamore/side-pull) in my demonstrations at Equine Affaire for sure,” smiles Kerry. “It’s part of my practical horsemanship philosophy of making it easy for horse and human.”
For more information about Kerry Kuhn, his program and equipment, visit www.KerryKuhn.com, call 866.672.5631 or email information@KerryKuhn.com
For more information about Equine Affaire in Massachusetts, November 8-11, 2012, visit www.EquineAffaire.com.