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LAVENDER FIELDS JANUARY 2022

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ARTIST Michael BrennanTRAILER PlanNUTRITIONFatsJANUARY 2022

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The goal of Lavender Fields is to create a farm that works for the environment and the welfare of the creatures that inhabit it. By working with the land, climate, and animals, we are able to create an atmosphere that is comfortable, thriving, and supports long term ecological balance. Located in the Sierra Nevada region of California, the area is critical to the environment and economy of the state and provides essential natural resources including fresh water, clean power, working lands, and famous wilderness. By embracing the Northern California lifestyle, and working with nature, we are able to create our own space.JENNIFER AZEVEDOAA Equine ManagementBS Organizational Behavior with MN HorticulturePermaculture Designer

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CONTENTSARTISTARTICLES• Arena• A/A Spotlight• Barn• Fire• Nutrition• Temperature• Trailer• Training• WaterCALENDARGARDENRECIPES• Drink • Food• Home

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INTRODUCINGMODULAR BARN SERIESBY:PRICING STARTS AT $1550UNIT SIZES:12X12*RENDERING SHOWS THREE 12X30 UNITS WITH STALLS EXTENDED TO 16X30 AND 10’ SIDEWALL HEIGHT. $2850 EACH POD. STEEL FRAME KIT ONLY.

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DIY single steel modular pods to use as a single run in shed, or connect to make your own custom shedrow. Many options available.CONTACT USFOR DESIGN & PRICING DESIGN@LAVENDERFIELDS.CO*RENDERING SHOWS THREE 12X30 UNITS WITH STALLS EXTENDED TO 16X30 AND 10’ SIDEWALL HEIGHT. $2850 EACH POD. STEEL FRAME KIT ONLY.

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Lavender Fields oers a stand-alone equestrian safety fencing, that places the safety of the horse at the forefront of its design. Our #1 priority is a healthy horse and a healthy environment. Our fencing is strong, durable, aesthetically beautiful, easy to clean, stain resistant and virtually maintenance free for years. The rails and posts are manufactured out of recycled high-density polyeth-ylene (HDPE) and combined with a patented bio composite that oers superior strength and longevity. The fence will not shatter or split in extremely cold weather. It will not sag in extremely hot weather. It will not split, crack, or fail like vinyl and PVC fencing. It is also impermeable to acids found in animal wastes, and is therefore, able to be installed in lieu of wood for stall walls.

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Our durable bio-fencing is safe for containing all types of livestock and pets. It will not splinter or fade. You will feel the dierence in your hands, and hear the dierence when it is struck - it sounds like metal and gives like plastic. Made from 100% recycled products, our bio-fencing will perform as intended.Contact Lavender Fields for your personal fence quote and layout options. EMAIL: design@lavenderelds.co

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Solectrac Electric Tractors are the clean, quiet, zero-emission alternative to diesel tractors. Our tractors can be charged by renewable energy, like wind and solar, and provide all the power of a comparable diesel tractor.

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STEEL THE IDEADo you need a new building, barn, garage, shop? Lavender Fields is an authorized Versatube dealer. VersaTube manufactures engineered DIY steel building kits. Contact us for ideas, a free design, and a quote for a new steel arena, barn, shelter, carport, garage...you name it, we can help.

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ARENA: Court1. 2. 3.

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Modernize your arena with black powder-coated steel letters. Steel is a highly recyclable material that gets reused over and over again. Lavender Fields’ outdoor Flat Black nish is a matte black powder-coat. This UV protective nish will shield the steel in the tough-est conditions including outside in wet and salty environments. Powder-coat is a thick industrial coating that is VOC free and holds up for many years. The 12x12 inch artisan steel letters are mounted on 8” stakes that will stay put. Create the modern, weather resistant, and elegant court you have always wanted. Now available exclusively at LavenderFields.co. ARENA: Letters

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BARN: HedgerowA living fence, often traditionally called a hedgerow, is a permanent hedge tight enough and tough enough to serve any of the functions of a manufactured fence—privacy and security, livestock control, protection of crops—but which oers many biological and agricultural services the manufactured fence cannot. Advantages of a living fence include:• Ecological diversity which can reduce nuissance pests• Windbreaks and shelters for plants, soil, and animals• Erosion control• SaferHere are some examples of horse safe hedgerow plants:• Acer campestre (Field maple)• Salix (Willow)• Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam)• Corylus avellane (Hazel)• Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn)• Fagus sylvatica (Beech)• Griselina littoralis (Kapuka or New Zealand broadleaf)• Rosa rugosa (Ramanas rose)• Rosmarinus ocinalis (Rosemary)

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TEMPERATURE: Exercise RugAn exercise rug, also called a quarter sheet, is a great way to keep your horse comfortable when you’re riding in cold or inclement weather. They are especially appropriate to prevent chills in horses that are always clipped and blanketed. If you clip your horse in winter, using a quarter sheet or exercise rug may be a necessity. Exercise rugs, (known as quarter sheets since they cover a horse’s hindquarters) are also called riding blankets because they’re worn during riding. They come in two basic types to serve dierent purposes:One version is made of a waterproofed material, usually nylon, and shields a horse’s back and hindquarters during wet weather. A water proof quarter sheet is useful to have on hand for special events such as shows, hacking, and trail rides during which your horse may be exposed to the elements. It does not provide excessive warmth, but can make your horse more comfortable if you ride in inclement weather.Another version is made of either a synthetic eece fabric or traditional wool. This type keeps a horse’s back and hind end warm during cold weather workouts. It can be used throughout a ride depending on a combination of the horse’s physical condition, whether he is clipped, how hard he is working, and the temperature. It can also be used just for the warm-up phase of a workout and then replaced at the end of a ride to prevent hot mus-cles from getting chilled.Exercise rugs can vary slightly in style. Some are designed to be placed over the saddle pad but under the saddle; these remain in place during the cold-weather ride. Other ver-sions have hook and loop closures at the front that enable the rider to easily remove the rug after warm-up and then replace it after the workout for the cool-down phase. Some have cutout designs for the rider’s seat, or can be worn over the rider’s thigh as well as the horse’s hindquarters. Exercise rugs come in a variety of colors and can be custom made.

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Defensible space is the buer you create from anything ammable. Defensible space can help slow or stop the spread of re and protect your property from catching re – either from embers, direct ame contact, or radiant heat. Defensible space is also import-ant to allow reghters access to defend your space. As equestrians, a proper defensible space, is also known as a hack trail or road com-prised of dirt. Do not put shavings, straw, hay, or manure on your hack trail, as those materials are highly ammable and negate your defensible space. By putting in a dirt hack trail, you are killing two birds with one stone; you are creating a defensible space and a hack trail. The benets of a hack trail are numerous:1. It is good for the brain - yours and your horse2. It is good for the body - yours and your horse3. It is good for schooling simple movements - like exion, suppleness, position, etc4. It is good for chatting - chat it up with friends or put on a good audiobook5. It boosts condence - yours and your horseFIRE: Hack

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WATER: Mud Mud, mud, and more mud. Is there really anything you can do or use to drain or erradicate this seasonal problem? The short answer is yes.The number one reason for mud is improper grading. Improper grading can include low spots and/or not enough slope. This allows for huge puddles that take forever to dry up. No matter what you put on the ground, if improperly graded, it will never work.Another reason is soil compaction. Horses weigh ALOT. They compact the soil and make it hard as a rock when dry. This leaves nowhere for water to go but to stay and make mud. Aer-ate the ground in the late spring, when ground is dry and rm enough to hold shape.Here are some solutions to x and prevent muddy ground:1. Grade. Add soil, gravel, mulch in the low spots and properly level the ground with a slope.2. Aerate. Poking holes in or pulling plugs, which reduces compaction, allows water to drain.3. Gutters. Install gutters and downspouts to all shelters and buildings to drain water away.4. French Drains. Installing a French Drain allow you to direct the water where you want it.5. Dry Well. Creates a spot for the run-o to go and then soak back into the soil. 6. Dry Creek. Finding a large low spot can become aesthetically pleasing with a lovely rock stream.7. Rain Garden. Plants that love the water will soak it up like sponges and create beautiful focal points.

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A/A SPOTLIGHT: Sarah MahoneyWhat is your day job? I work at EQ Media and do branding, marketing and communications for equestrian companies and brands.How many years did you train for your day job?I received a Bachelor’s degree in marketing/communications and have been in the industry for almost ten years.How old are you?I’m 34.Interesting tidbit about yourself?I’m the middle child in a family that at one point all we are black belts in Tae Kwon Do.How do you t horses into your life?It’s tough because with my job every day is dierent and I live about an hour from the barn. I make it a priority and try to set aside time each week to ride. I have to be exible and am lucky my trainer works with me and my ever-changing schedule.

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How many horses do you have?I have one. Quessel IF, barn name Zellie.Breed? Hanoverian Age? Coming 4 in May 2022. Discipline? Show HunterLevel? We’ve just started jumping cross rails and 18” verticals. Hoping to do some of the USHJA 2ft Hunter classes in 2022.Your biggest accomplishment in the ring? Personally a 3rd place in the Pre-Adult under saddle with my Thoroughbred at HITS Ocala in 2016. There were lots of nice warm bloods so to come away with a 3rd was amazing!For my horses - Zellie was 3rd at Sallie B. Wheeler in the 3-year old llies and 4th at USH-JA Zone 3 Championship in 2021.Your biggest accomplishment in life?Graduating from college magna cum laude while being a competitive Division II student athlete. Advice to other Adult Amateurs?Figure out your why and don’t look back. Work towards that every day.

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TRAINING: BudgetTraining is expensive and needs to be tracked in or-der to meet your goals.Download and print your own budget planner page HERE to track your ex-penses.

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TRAINING: PlanTraining is dynamic and needs to be tracked in or-der to measure success.Download and print your own daily planner page HERE to track your work-outs and progress.

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TRAINING: RespondResponsive vs. Reactive is at the foundation of all training of a horse. It is the dierence between a condent horse and an insecure horse. It is important to know the dierence be-tween the two results. And, creating a responsive horse is the greatest gift we can give them. It will keep them safe in all situations. Responsive - quick and positive answers to the aids, inputs, and surroundings.Reactive - quick and negative responses to outside stimuli with disregard to handler and surroundings.A great way to begin creating a responsive horse vs. a reactive one is to: 1. Touch your horse everywhere, absolutely everywhere. If they object, work on it everyday (safely and with educated help)2. Read your horse’s body language and learn their tells and when they question. This will allow you to stop unwanted behavior before it starts.3. Do groundwork. No matter how silly it seems. Set aside groundwork time every day.4. Reward positive behavior with scratches and positive words.5. Let the horse puzzle it out. Meaning, create situations for the horse to seek out the right answer in a calm and no-timeline manner. 6. Teach light aids. No human can win a pulling contest. 7. Ride with a loose rein. Start at the walk. Get condent. Then, move through the gaits on the loose rein. 8. Don’t avoid situations that spook your horse. Train them! For example, if they are scared of you taking o your jacket, get help and take your jacket on and o everyday.

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NUTRITION: FatsFat is an energy powerhouse that is a horse’s most abundant energy source. Horses can consume and use fat from the diet, or they can store fat in their bodies for later use. Fat is required for the horse’s body to absorb fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, and dietary fat supplies the horse with essential fatty acids, such as omega-3 and -6, which the horse’s body can’t produce. Fat also helps horses gain weight and is slow to digest, making the release of energy steadier over time. And, fat steadies the blood sugar and insulin response, which smooths temperament. When switching to fat as an energy source, it’s best to “train” your horse’s body to choose fat for energy. To do this, increase the exercise intensity, giving your horse at least a month of hard training with extra fat in his diet.Here are some fast fat tips:• Sources such as ax, chia, and sh oils are high in omega-3 fatty acids – these reduce pain and inammation. They also protect the heart, lungs, joints, feet, and immune function, as well as regulate blood insulin levels. Ground axseeds, like found in Boost & Balance, and chia are powerhouse omega-3 sources for all horses, especially athletes. • Avoid overuse of vegetable oils (especially corn and soybean oils) – they are high in omega-6 fatty acids, which actually increase inammation, and hence, pain.Pink Rose Organix Equine Boost & Balance is a USDA Certied Organic feed for an optimized digestive system and healthy hindgut. A delicious, prescriptive blend of organic proteins, oils, and ber that works with your pasture or hay to boost digestive eciency and balance the diet. Boost & Balance focuses on hindgut function; driving animal health, attitude, and positive, cool energy!

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Here is a plan and tips for planning a trailer remodel to choose how to order, prioritize and build a detailed project plan that will help reduce your stress level while keeping you on budget and on schedule.1. Create a Project Plan that includes:• Renderings or detailed Plans• A list of wants • Project steps • Identify contractor projects vs. DIY projects2. Set a project budget• Create a total budget and add 10% for unplanned expenses• Price out all materials• Obtain quotes from required professionals3. Hire/Determine contractors4. Build a timeline for each phase• Determine start date and end date• Work backwards from end date • Include clean up, shipping, and holidays5. Pack up and prep. It is time to get started!TRAILER: Plan

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The Market Bag works! Perfect for, well, the market, 100% water proof interior (per-fect for ice), and holds a ton of stu. Use it whenever, and wherever you need to carry your items. Deceivingly large, it holds twice as much as you think. Dimensions: 13” wide, 18” high, 8” deep, 3.5” drop, with a 6” x 7” inside pocket. Leather straps with nickel rivets and 100% natural golden jute ber with water resistant lining that can hold over 100lbs.MARKET BAG

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12 3 4 5 6 7 89 10 11 12 13SAHJA Clinic14SAHJA Clinic15SAHJA ClinicRam Tap Combined Test16SAHJA ClinicRam Tap Combined Test17 18 19 20 21 22SAHJASuppleness Clinic23SAHJA24 25 26 27 28Golden State Dressage29Golden State DressageCALENDER

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12 3 4 5 6 7 89 10 11 12 13SAHJA Clinic14SAHJA Clinic15SAHJA ClinicRam Tap Combined Test16SAHJA ClinicRam Tap Combined Test17 18 19 20 21 22SAHJASuppleness Clinic23SAHJA24 25 26 27 28Golden State Dressage29Golden State Dressage

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FOOD: Lavender SconesINGREDIENTS:• 2 cups all-purpose our• 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder• ¼ teaspoon baking soda• 2 tablespoons sugar• ½ teaspoon salt• 1 teaspoon orange zest• 2 teaspoons fresh lavender owers• ½ cup (1 stick) butter• 1 egg, slightly beaten• 2/3 cup buttermilk• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract• powdered sugar, for garnishDIRECTIONS: 1. Heat oven to 425 degrees.2. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the our, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, orange zest and lavender owers. Pulse to mix. Add butter; pulse briey to break up butter. Add egg, buttermilk and vanilla. Pulse until everything is just wet.3. Remove mixture to a oured surface. Knead until mixture just comes together. Don’t over-work the dough. Divide the dough in half, and pat each portion into a ¾-inch-thick round. Cut each round into six wedges or squares, and place the pieces 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet or a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.4. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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INGREDIENTS:BourbonLavender Simple SyrupLemon Berry TinctureDRINK: Lavender Old Fashioned DIRECTIONS:2 oz bourbon.75 oz lavender simple syrup4-5 drops lemon berry tincture

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HOME: ApronOne of the best hacks there is...an apron.Introducing Lavender Fields’ custom barn and yard apron. An apron keeps hay out of unex-pected places, water away, and your clothes clean. It holds tools, cell phones, and hoof picks alike. Perfect for braiding, feeding, soaking, mucking, or just about any dirty chore. Made of water resistant 100% cotton canvas and genuine leather. A cross back design for optimal t and comfort.Exclusively at LavenderFields.co

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ARTIST: Michael Brennan“There is a conventional thought that the Pop Art movement existed from the mid 1950’s until the late 1970’s, but for Brennan, the movement never ended. The idea that the utilitarian objects surrounding us can be seen as beautiful art is what drives him. He sees potential in creating art by combining unrelat-ed objects and uniting them with color and spatial harmony thereby bringing more meaning than simply the means of necessity and convenience. Brennan’s process begins with either stretched canvas or plywood panel which may support a collage of vintage literature and technical drawings building the background with color and geometric suggestion. Over that, images are built up with pencil, charcoal, ink, acrylic and oil. These are the images of objects that challenge the existing notions of the objects that attend our daily existence. Large scale works extend to seven feet by nine feet.Brennan was awarded “Best in Show” at the Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival, in Atlanta in 2016, and at the Big Four Show, in Louisville in 2017. In 2018 he was the featured artist at the Fine Art for Ocala Festival. ”

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Alexandrie Brut reects the culmination of the unique, rened vision of Chloe Bello, a synthesis of her appreciation for wine culture, discriminating palate and superior attention to detail, gained from years of experience working in the fashion industry. Named in honor of her daughter, Alex-andrie Brut Sparkling Wine is lovingly produced in small batches at Chloe’s boutique, female-owned winery in Napa Valley.

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GIVE THE GIFT OF GREAT SKIN.It takes less than you think to have vibrant skin. Our streamlined system of essential skin-nourishing products deliver vibrant results without unwanted extras. W/O is designed by environmentally conscious individuals who put skin health rst. To put it simply, we’re into saving face.

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SHOPPING GUIDE:APRON: Lavender FieldsARTIST: Michael BrennanBOOTS: KingsleyCHAMPAGNE: Alexandrie CellarsDRESSAGE LETTERS: Lavender Fields FEED: Pink Rose OrganixFENCING: Lavender FieldsGENERATOR: EcoFlowLAVENDER: Lavender FieldsMARKET BAG: Lavender FieldsOLIVE OIL: BrightlandUTILITY SOAP: Lavender FieldsSKINCARE: W/OSTEEL BUILDINGS: Lavender FieldsTRACTOR: Solectrac

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LAVENDER FIELDS: Advertise with Us For a Media Kit, email: advertise@lavenderelds.co.

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