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Social Media Part 2: Leave it to the Professionals

Social media, once a medium for college students to connect at their school, has now evolved into so much more. These days, entire business deals and connections are formed through social media. However, representing a business on social media is a very intricate process that takes time and meticulous planning. After interviewing horse trainers about […]

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We Ask Trainers and Exhibitors: What Does Success Mean to You?

Success – it’s something everyone wants to have in life as well as showing horses. But, what does success mean to you? Everyone has different definitions according to their belief system, goals and expectations. Some people have goals to win the Congress and the World. Others to just show their horse and have a good […]

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Cows and Bushes and Hair…Oh My! The Many Funny Quirks of Horses

Let’s face it – we all love the horses that challenge us. The ones that have unique, quirky personalities that drive us crazy. As years go by, these horses are the ones that we recall as our favorites. They are the ones that taught us the most during our show career. These horses are like […]

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Diagnosis…Horse Crazy: How Horses Creep into Our Everyday Lives

Whether you have grown up around horses or fallen in love with them later in life, one thing is for certain: the longer you are around them, the more you notice your equestrian lifestyle creeping into your non-equestrian life. It may be subtle in the beginning. At first, you may not even notice. But then […]

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Ten Qualities of a Coachable Client: Are You Coachable?

From our first time saddling a horse to our first big win, our horse trainers are there to give instructions and guidance. Ultimately, the goal of our trainers is to help us achieve our goals. They are the means to the ends we are working toward because they have the knowledge of how to get […]

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Four Tips for Making a Great First Impression in the Show Arena

Presenting a horse to the best of their ability comes with a significant amount of practice and finessing. A great first impression can set the tone for the rest of your show. While it is evident that overall presentation is an important deciding factor, listed below are some important factors to keep in mind when […]

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Picture Perfect: 10 Tips for Better Conformation Pictures of Your Horse

A picture is worth 1,000 words. You only get one chance to make a first impression. Seeing is believing. Whether you’re looking to promote your horse, sell it, or just plain show it off, the old saying “a picture is worth 1,000 words” couldn’t be more true. In today’s horse world, pictures are everywhere. Be […]

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April GoMag Level 1 Championships Issue Online Now

Spring is heating up and so is this month’s issue of GoMag.  The April Level 1 Championships Issue of GoMag is hot, hot, hot! As the weather and competition at the shows this spring start to sizzle, GoMag is here to showcase the hottest horses, breeders, owners, trainers, exhibitors and businesses in the horse industry. […]

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7 Rules to Ride by in the Show Arena

Horse shows are a magical atmosphere where yesterday’s leader can quickly become today’s loser. As blunt as that may sound, we all realize that this sport that we love so dearly is entirely controlled by an animal’s willingness to participate, which is not always an easy task. Emotions tend to run high in and out […]

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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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