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Get Your Shine On: How to Keep that Slick Halter Hair Coat in Changing Weather

Whether it is the mud, muck, ice or snow you have to deal with, changing weather can turn your horse’s prize-winning hair coat inside out. And in the halter pen, nothing but perfect polish will do. It goes without saying that daily grooming is a must, but how can you stop a horse from springing […]

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The Rock Candids and Report from APHA Convention

The room was all smiles as APHA members got to reunite and celebrate the past, present, and future of the American Paint Horse Association at the 2017 APHA Convention in Irving, Texas. The convention was held from Thursday, February 23 to Monday, February 27. The 2016-2017 APHA President, Susie Shaw, opened this year’s conference with […]

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Secrets from the Experts: Designing Winning Ads

Ads promoting horse and rider teams are as much a part of the horse show culture today as the show clothes you wear and the saddle you ride in.  To take your competitiveness to the highest levels, exhibitors know it takes more than just a great horse to stand out against your competition. So, you’ve […]

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Month of Love Matchmaking: Paint Halter Stallion Edition

Last week we published a fun matchmaking article about some of the leading paint performance stallions in our industry. This week, we are continuing our series and featuring some of the top paint halter stallions. February, the “month of love,” brings the spirit of romance and prepares us for spring. We are caught up in […]

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Ten Things Often Taken for Granted when Showing Horses

Showing horses is a privilege. Often, exhibitors forget how lucky they are to be able to show horses. We have a career as an equestrian because of our love for horses and competition. If we didn’t love it, we probably wouldn’t do it. It’s too expensive and too much work to treat it as a […]

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Promotional Videos Prove an Important Factor in Breeding Success

Like accidents do, it happened fast. Brenna Weaver, a then seven-year-old horse-crazy girl, quietly picked up her mom’s camera. As it tends to go with children and expensive gadgets, she subsequently broke it. It was when she would unwrap the first camera of her own, a birthday gift from her mom, that her passion for […]

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Botched Births: Addressing Common Foaling Problems

You have prepped your beloved mare, spent hours researching bloodline crosses, booked the stallion, created the embryo and waited for about 320 days. The anticipation is a combination of excitement and anxiety. Will it be a filly or a colt? Will it be bay or sorrel? Will it be plain or have chrome? And you […]

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Out of the Box: Tips for Entering the Trail Arena

Many all-around exhibitors are well versed in the disciplines of showmanship, equitation, horsemanship, and western riding. As riders, there’s a thrill in adding a new class and learning new skills with your equine partner. Given trail’s steady rise in popularity, now more than ever, many competitors are adding the class to their show resume. GoHorseShow […]

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Valentine’s Day Matchmaking: Paint Performance Stallion Edition

February, the “month of love,” brings the spirit of romance and prepares us for spring. We are caught up in the spirit by playing Cupid for your eligible bachelorettes (mares) as we showcase some of the top paint bachelors (stallions) in the industry to be “the one” for your mares this breeding season. One of […]

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Motivate Yourself: Ten Sure Signs of Authenticity in the Horse World

We love giving our readers positive and motivational thoughts to start their day. And one of the most positive things a person can do for themselves and toward others is to be authentic. Being authentic will not only help you in the show pen, but it will make you a better person overall, both in […]

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