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10 Things You Probably Don’t Know about Carrie Geldner

Select Amateur, Carrie Geldner of Greensboro, North Carolina, has led a fascinating life. We tracked her down to be in our “10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me” series, and she did not disappoint. For the past three years, her family has been under the guidance of Keith Miller of Miller Quarter Horses. Geldner […]

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Naughty, Naughty: Correcting Bad Behaviors in Showmanship Horses

So, you have a horse that is naturally talented at showmanship maneuvers. They pivot well, they set up fast, they back straight and off your body; but occasionally, they… well, misbehave. Maybe they nip at you every once in awhile. Or for some reason start to develop nervousness at the start cone. Maybe they are […]

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Tips from “Noviced Out” Competitors on Moving Up to the Next Level

Coming home to find a packet from AQHA with a novice class completion certificate can result in mixed reactions from exhibitors. Some will be thrilled that all their efforts in the show pen paid off as they earned enough points to move up a level. For others, they will be nervous that they now will […]

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Housekeeping Tips for an Equestrian

Get your spring started off right and eliminate fire hazards and other potential dangers from your barn. What can you do on your farm to minimize the likelihood of accidents and fires? For every threat of a mishap, there’s unusually a simple safety measure that you can apply to eliminate or drastically reduce the possibility […]

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Shake It Off: How Top Riders Come Back from Major Mistakes in the Show Pen

Every rider knows the feeling of pure frustration leaving the arena after making a mistake or even blowing a class. It happens to all of us, even if you are a novice starting out or a multiple time world champion. The most important part of making a mistake is how you react afterward. Pushing past […]

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10 Things You Probably Don’t Know about Fritz Leeman

Fritz Leeman, of Massillon, Ohio, is mainly known for owning and breeding leading stallions, Invitation Only, Lazy Loper, How Bout This Cowboy, and Willy Be Invited. Some people in the industry may know that Fritz does something with cheese, but they probably don’t know the exact back story. We found out the real story from […]

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Visualization: Five Tips to Nailing Your Pattern

Editor’s Note: GoHorseShow writer and AQHA amateur competitor, Morgan McCarthy-Warda, discusses tips on how she uses visualization techniques to perform the best possible patterns with her horses. We thought it would be unique to get the insight from a rider who still competes in the pattern classes at every show. Read her invaluable advice below. Pattern […]

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Once in a Lifetime: A Tribute to Zippo LTD

“Once in a lifetime you meet someone who changes everything.” “It’s an opportunity that comes once in a lifetime.” “It was a once in a lifetime experience.” As the second all-time AQHA point earner of all time, Zippo LTD left a hoofprint so deep in the legacy of AQHA that it shouldn’t be surprising that […]

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#Trending: What’s Your Horse’s Hashtag?

A hashtag is technically just a pound sign preceding a word or phrase, but, like everything else in the horse world, some exhibitors have taken the trend to the next level using personalized hashtags that you can’t help but hit the like button on. More than simply organizing conversations around a word or phrase, though, […]

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The Rock Candids and Report from Oregon Summer Classic

The two hot topics at the AQHA Top Ten show, the Oregon Summer Classic, were the awards and the weather. The circuit started with amazing weather with the temperature at around 85 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday. It started to heat up on Thursday with the temperature peaking on Saturday at 109 degrees. Thankfully, the […]

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