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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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Sun Circuit Show Ring Fashion: What’s Everyone Wearing This Year?

If someone brought fashion designer Olivier Rousteing, Balmain’s Creative Director, to the 2017 Arizona Sun Circuit, he would be right in his element. Bold patterns, pitch black contrasting fresh neutrals, precise detailing, pops of color and convertible tops are at the forefront of today’s show ring style. Just when you thought contouring was only for […]

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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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Legendary Performance Halter Mare, A Classic Edition, Passes Away

We are saddened to report that the great performance halter mare, A Classic Edition, has passed away. The 2004 mare largely known for her signature buckskin color was by Kids Classic Style and out of Cooleah. She was bred by Michael and Sandra Ellis of Neenah, Wisconsin and owned by Dan Fox of Chino, California […]

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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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Looking Leggy: Setting Your Halter Horses’s Front Legs Just Right

Honestly appraising your horse’s assets and faults will help you do a better job of positioning him so that he looks his best to the judge. Here’s how to set the front legs: “The horse is more likely to need adjustments with the front legs,” Kathy says. “The back feet aren’t usually much of a […]

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Get Your Shine On: How to Keep that Slick Halter Hair Coat in Changing Weather

Whether it is the mud, muck, ice or snow you have to deal with, changing weather can turn your horse’s prize-winning hair coat inside out. And in the halter pen, nothing but perfect polish will do. It goes without saying that daily grooming is a must, but how can you stop a horse from springing […]

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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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Month of Love Matchmaking: Paint Halter Stallion Edition

Last week we published a fun matchmaking article about some of the leading paint performance stallions in our industry. This week, we are continuing our series and featuring some of the top paint halter stallions. February, the “month of love,” brings the spirit of romance and prepares us for spring. We are caught up in […]

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