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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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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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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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Surrogate Mother, Peach, Saves the Day for One Special Foal

It’s the most wonderful time of year for horse owners as spring brings the promise of warmer weather and, of course, long-awaited foals begin making their way into the world. Accompanying these spunky little creatures is a slew of new possibilities for the future and new opportunities to be reminded of the immense joy horses […]

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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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We Ask Exhibitors: The One Piece of Tack You Can’t Live Without

We’ve all been there. We show up to the barn to ride and we forgot our boots and we have to borrow someone else’s. No matter how well they fit, you still don’t get the same feel that you are used to in your own boots. This could easily be the case for a number […]

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