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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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Five Things to Ask Yourself Before You Claim “It’s Politics”

She trains with the famous Big Name Trainer. He owns the famous Big Name Horse. You see them walking around the fairgrounds chatting with show management and their Facebook friend list is almost exclusively a who’s who in the horse industry. It’s no surprise when they win your class. Politics as usual, right? We’ve all been there. If […]

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10 Things You Probably Don’t Know about Marilyn Masterson

GoHorseShow’s new series, “10 Things You Probably Don’t Know about Me” is a fun look into the background of some of the most interesting individuals in the horse industry. We are happy to have Marilyn Masterson of Masterson Farms as the first person featured in this new series. Masterson is the epitome of class and grace, and […]

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Top 5 Life Lessons Learned Showing Horses

It’s safe to say that horse showing teaches us many things. Luckily, many of these lessons can be applied both inside and outside of the arena. Naysayers might not understand how showing an animal can lend us so many valuable life lessons, but Winston Churchill once said it best with his quote, “There is something […]

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We Ask Competitors: What are Your Horse’s Favorite Things?

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things. The song, “My Favorite Things” sung by Julie Andrews from The Sound of Music, comes to mind when we asked competitors about their horse’s favorite things. This song immediately puts people in their […]

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Futurity Time: How to Know Whether Your Young Horse is Ready for the Big Time

This time of year always brings new excitement as breeders, owners, trainers, and exhibitors are gearing up toward showcasing their newest stock. The two and three-year-old western pleasure and hunter under saddle futurity classes provide some of the most lucrative and name-making competition. But training and showing a baby takes more than skill; often it […]

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