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Trail Talk: Correcting Common Behavior Problems on Course

Anyone who has shown a trail horse knows the complex nature of the class and how many variables have to come together for a winning ride. In a class where horse and rider are challenged to communicate at an advanced level with many diverse situations and obstacles, every flaw or breakdown in communication between horse […]

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Industry Power Couples and The Secret to Their Sucess

Many of us know having a career in the horse world means traveling many miles for shows, long hour days, and hard work. Finding someone to be by your side through all of it, every day is a rare and special thing. Lucky for us, there are many influential and motivational couples in our industry […]

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Tips on Finding the Correct Stirrup Length

Stirrups aren’t just a resting place for your feet when you’re horseback riding. That’s why appropriate stirrup length is important for safety, balance and correct riding skills. There are many methods to judge the proper stirrup length, and there are many variables that affect the proper length, such as the rider’s build, the size and […]

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10 Things You Probably Don’t Know about Libby Rinder

The next exhibitor in our popular series, 10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me, is Amateur, Libby Rinder of Middletown, Connecticut. Libby is currently showIng her horse, Hot Rockin Potential (Sonny), in the Amateur Trail and Western Riding. Libby, who rides under the guidance of her longtime trainer, Whitney Lagace of HIgganum, Connecticut, shows Hot […]

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Seven Tips on Overcoming Horse Show Envy

An exhibitor comes out of the show ring disappointed. They complain, “She only won because she trains with XYZ trainer, has an expensive horse, and was wearing an expensive jacket.” Have you heard this before? Have you been this person? At every horse show, everywhere in the world, many exhibitors struggle with show ring envy. […]

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Ten Mistakes to Avoid While Showing

When showing horses, mistakes are inevitable. Wrong diagonals, incorrect position, and ticked poles are bound to happen to every exhibitor at some point in time. However, the greatest mistakes made while showing are not related to penalties in the trail or forgotten patterns. Horse showing, like all sports, is oftentimes more a mental game than […]

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The Rock Candids from AQHA European Championships

The 28th European Championship of the American Quarter Horses 2017 is a wrap. It was held in Rieden/Kreuth from August 4th to Sunday, August 13, 2017. “It is the biggest international event in Germany in the Western scene with many sporting highlights and certainly an entertainment factor,” says Michaela Kayser, the show manager of the […]

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Good Ride Life Apparel Rides Again

It’s that moment before you go into your class. The ring steward opens the gate, and you sit up a little taller in the saddle, giving your starched shirt one last tuck in. You gather up your horse and head into the pen thinking that no matter the final placings, you’re here for a good […]

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