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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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Think Like a Champion: How Winners Prepare for High Stakes Pressure

Often, champion riders look like they have nerves of steel or ice water running through their veins. They seem to have an innate confidence in themselves. While they may be born with that self-assurance, riders with the right mental and physical training can develop these positive traits. In the show ring, some of us get […]

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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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Katie Schols’ Picture of the Day from Level 1 West Championships

It’s day five of the Level One Championships here in Las Vegas. Today’s picture of the day is Sarah Finkel and her horse, So So Good, aka Taco. Sarah is from Walnut Creek, California and trains under the guidance of Busick Show Horses. Sarah and Taco just won the L1 14-18 Youth Trail here at […]

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16 Household Items You Never Thought to Use In the Barn

You’ll be saying “Why didn’t I think of that?” once you read this list of household items you can use out in the barn. Have you ever worried about polo or standing wraps coming undone? Or how about your horse getting his tail caught on the hooks of a water bucket? Electrical tape can fix […]

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The Rock Candids & Results from Level 1 West Championships

The AQHA Level 1 West Championships got underway on Wednesday, April 19th and is running through the 23rd in Las Vegas, Nevada at SouthPoint Hotel and Casino. Rookie and Level 1 are the two levels of AQHA competition designed for beginner to minimally accomplished competitors, respectively. CLICK HERE to view The Rock candids kindly taken […]

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The Waiting Game: Five Tips to Liven Up Your Wait Time at Horse Shows

Horse Shows are filled with lots of “Hurry Up and Wait” moments. It all begins as we rush to get to the show grounds to practice in the arena before the show starts, only to end up waiting three hours after that for our actual class to begin. While we know this is part of […]

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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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The Rock Candids and Report from MQHA Easter Eggstravaganza

The Michigan Quarter Horse Association kicked off its 2017 show tour on April 12-16, 2017 with their Easter EggStravaganza. The show is held every year at the Michigan State University Pavilion in East Lansing, Michigan. In 2016, the show made the Top 10 list from AQHA and didn’t disappoint this year. Over 7,100 entries and […]

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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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