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ICYMI – 10 Quick Tips: Hunter Under Saddle with Keith Miller

Editor’s Note: This article was first published two years ago and was a huge hit. Since publishing, trainer Keith Miller has become even more dominant in the hunter under saddle classes. In case you missed it the first time, read more about his tips for this popular class below. According to the AQHA rulebook, the […]

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Is the Horse Trainer a Dying Breed?

To be a horse trainer is to be willing to deal with the daily toils and the rigorous ups and downs of getting horses ready to show year-after-year. However, we only see a fraction of the countless hours of labor they put in for their clients to succeed in the show pen. But has anyone […]

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A Fair Share: Leasing Tips from Top Trainers

The responsibilities of owning horses are never-ending, time-consuming and can add up to be quite expensive. With the amount of care and attention horses require, there is no doubt that leases in the equine industry exist for a reason. Several owners, trainers and boarding facilities lease horses as a service to accommodate clients. Many equestrians […]

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AQHA World and Congress Champion Dont Ya Just Love It Passes at 26

Dont Ya Just Love It, better known as Lyle, was laid to rest Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The talented all-around horse was by Dont Skip Charlie and out of Goddess Of Love. Hedy Levin of Sturgis, Michigan bred the sorrel gelding. He amassed points in seven different events. Owner Rick Meredith of Granbury, Texas talked […]

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Painted Plantation Goes Above and Beyond to Help Foundered Mare

In Newport Michigan, near the shores of Lake Erie, lies Painted Plantation, the home of Joe and Pam Mizzi. Joe is known for owning and breeding some of the most prestigious Quarter and Paint horses in the pleasure horse industry. More than a breeder, Joe is a man of integrity. He truly cares about the […]

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Top AQHA Shows in 2018

From February in Las Vegas to the tail end of the year in Florida, AQHA members turned out in droves to support shows, circuits and special events across the United States. Combined, the overall Top-10 AQHA shows saw entries totaling 93,992 in 2018. Rankings were calculated by dividing the total number of entries for each […]

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Seven Ways to Make New Friends at a Horse Show

At first glance, a horse show is an overwhelming place filled with busy people riding, prepping, washing and longing their horses. At times, some competitors are so focused on preparing to show that they may appear oblivious to everyone around them. Coupled with the fact that veteran competitors often stick together, it may be intimidating for […]

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Making it Stick: Eight Ways to Memorize Patterns

Everyone has a learning style that works for them; some people are visual, some auditory and others might be kinesthetic. While knowing your learning style would be helpful in cases like memorizing a pattern, the key takeaway is that there is more than one way to reach that goal. Here are eight suggestions for memorizing […]

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