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March GoMag Spring Shows Issue Now Online

Spring is in the air and the March issue of GoMag is a celebration of all things spring. While many people celebrate Spring Break, St. Patrick’s Day or college basketball’s March Madness, in the horse world we celebrate breeding season, babies being born and being able to show at some of the biggest events of […]

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What Matters Most: The Most Important Checklist For Horse Show Success

As riders, sometimes we can get so caught up in the glitz and the glamor of the horse show lifestyle that we make impulsive decisions without considering what really matters on the road to success. Sure, you need clothes and tack to win in the pen, but the emotions that come along the way can typically […]

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The Top Five Things Your Trainer Wishes You Knew

What would you find if you could read your trainer’s mind? You know the feeling – you just rode by your trainer on the rail and totally missed their message; did he say more leg? Did she tell me to sit down or sit up? Perhaps you’re lined up for halter, and your trainer’s hand […]

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Black Creek Crossing: Three Generations of Horse Show Royalty

This time of year, the equine industry flourishes with newborn foals. Our newsfeeds filled with “Welcome to the World” photos, and breeders sharing the exciting news of their stallion’s offspring. For Lori Watkins, owner and operator of Black Creek Crossing, the 2017 breeding season holds a special place in her heart. With the birth of […]

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Nine Tack Stall Hacks to Organize Your Horse Show Home

At the horse show, the stall areas become home away from home for trainers and exhibitors. Often, there are classic drapes, wooden frames, and relaxing living room setups. There are cozy couches and lounge chairs, tables and lamps, coolers of refreshments and snack tables. It has also become a great place to display exhibitor photos […]

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Secrets from the Experts: Designing Winning Ads

Ads promoting horse and rider teams are as much a part of the horse show culture today as the show clothes you wear and the saddle you ride in.  To take your competitiveness to the highest levels, exhibitors know it takes more than just a great horse to stand out against your competition. So, you’ve […]

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Ten Things Often Taken for Granted when Showing Horses

Showing horses is a privilege. Often, exhibitors forget how lucky they are to be able to show horses. We have a career as an equestrian because of our love for horses and competition. If we didn’t love it, we probably wouldn’t do it. It’s too expensive and too much work to treat it as a […]

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Promotional Videos Prove an Important Factor in Breeding Success

Like accidents do, it happened fast. Brenna Weaver, a then seven-year-old horse-crazy girl, quietly picked up her mom’s camera. As it tends to go with children and expensive gadgets, she subsequently broke it. It was when she would unwrap the first camera of her own, a birthday gift from her mom, that her passion for […]

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Botched Births: Addressing Common Foaling Problems

You have prepped your beloved mare, spent hours researching bloodline crosses, booked the stallion, created the embryo and waited for about 320 days. The anticipation is a combination of excitement and anxiety. Will it be a filly or a colt? Will it be bay or sorrel? Will it be plain or have chrome? And you […]

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Out of the Box: Tips for Entering the Trail Arena

Many all-around exhibitors are well versed in the disciplines of showmanship, equitation, horsemanship, and western riding. As riders, there’s a thrill in adding a new class and learning new skills with your equine partner. Given trail’s steady rise in popularity, now more than ever, many competitors are adding the class to their show resume. GoHorseShow […]

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