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Fitness and the Show Pen: Working out with Amateur Exhibitor and Fitness Guru, Cami Van Aken

As horse show exhibitors who are passionate about our chosen sport, it is natural for equestrians to do whatever it takes to achieve a competitive edge to improve our performance. We all know that posture and position can be the difference between winning and not winning a pattern class. But, while practice, saddle time, and studying trends […]

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March GoMag Spring Shows Issue Now Online

Spring is in the air and the March issue of GoMag is a celebration of all things spring. While many people celebrate Spring Break, St. Patrick’s Day or college basketball’s March Madness, in the horse world we celebrate breeding season, babies being born and being able to show at some of the biggest events of […]

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Lucky Charms: Exhibitors Share Their Horse Show Rituals in Honor of St. Patrick’s Day

Luck is word frequently heard around horse shows; you may hear it before you walk into the arena as your trainer wishes you, “Good luck!” or you may hear it walking out of the arena as they say, “Bummer, that was a stroke of bad luck.” Good, bad, or indifferent, luck is a flighty element […]

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What Matters Most: The Most Important Checklist For Horse Show Success

As riders, sometimes we can get so caught up in the glitz and the glamor of the horse show lifestyle that we make impulsive decisions without considering what really matters on the road to success. Sure, you need clothes and tack to win in the pen, but the emotions that come along the way can typically […]

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The Top Five Things Your Trainer Wishes You Knew

What would you find if you could read your trainer’s mind? You know the feeling – you just rode by your trainer on the rail and totally missed their message; did he say more leg? Did she tell me to sit down or sit up? Perhaps you’re lined up for halter, and your trainer’s hand […]

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Nine Tack Stall Hacks to Organize Your Horse Show Home

At the horse show, the stall areas become home away from home for trainers and exhibitors. Often, there are classic drapes, wooden frames, and relaxing living room setups. There are cozy couches and lounge chairs, tables and lamps, coolers of refreshments and snack tables. It has also become a great place to display exhibitor photos […]

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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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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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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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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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