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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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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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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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Show Me Style: Fall 2017 Show Pen Style Alert – Expect the Vests

Aren’t vests amazing? The perks are countless, but one of the best benefits is changing the shirt color underneath. It’s almost like getting several outfits for the price of one. Then, there’s the added benefit of having a secure bodice while your arms are free to move, and who doesn’t like that aspect when showing? […]

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August NSBA World, Select World and European Championships Issue of GoMag Online Now

The competition heats up in August as this month brings horse enthusiasts four of the year’s biggest and most prestigious events. Between the AQHYA World Show in Oklahoma City, the NSBA World Show in Tulsa, the European Championships in Germany, and the AQHA Select World in Amarillo, trainers, owners, exhibitors and vendors are going to […]

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Juggling Act: How some of the Industry’s Top Amateurs Handle Work and Showing Horses

Reaching the ripe age of 19 brings new and exciting challenges in the show ring…as an amateur. Often times, one of the most difficult elements of competing in this division is the job you have to have to support your passion. As much as we would all like to keep showing horses at the top […]

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Horse Showing Tip: The Perfect Setup with Ted Turner

Teach young halter horses to set up in five easy steps while horse-showing. It looks like magic. A young halter horse, standing so still, so perfectly, with his head held high and his ears perked forward. He almost looks like a beautiful bronze statue. But it’s not magic. All it takes is repetition and patience, […]

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Four Quick Reminders on Practice Pen Etiquette

Imagine if the next time you drove to work or went out to run an errand, there were no traffic signals, stop signs or speed limits to get you to your destination safely and more efficiently. The roads would be chaos with cars, buses, and trucks of all shapes and sizes going in different directions […]

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