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CDL – Crazy Darn Laws: Deciphering the CDL/EDL Requirements for the Horse Show Industry

Earlier this year, horse trainers and non-pros were likely involved in a bee-hive of gossip over the new transportation guidelines outlined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in one way or another. While the information about Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDL) has never changed, it did come to light for some people as it […]

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We Ask the Industry: What are Your Warm-Up Trail Pen Pet Peeves

Head on collisions, sideswipes, lane hogs and road rage…sounds like traveling down America’s busiest freeways, right? Well, sure, or it could just be that you’re in the trail warm-up pen at any given horse show. Probably since the beginning of horse shows, the warm-up pen has been a place where people forget that the world […]

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An Exhibitor’s Insight: Transitioning from a Veteran to Green Show Horse

“They are worth their weight in gold” is a saying that is often heard when talking about a broke horse. They are the ones that you trust with your novice, select or small fry. They know their job, are incredibly reliable and build confidence for riders of all ages and skill levels. As your skills […]

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Choosing the Perfect College to Pursue Your Equine Dreams

Deciding which path to take after high school is a challenging task. Picking the place you will spend multiple years at can be stressful. The transition to college can be hard, so choosing the right one for you is especially important. Whether you decide to go to college and pursue a degree in equine studies, […]

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July AQHYA World Show Issue of GoMag Online Now

The month of July, for many young horse show competitors, kicks off the long-awaited countdown to the AQHYA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City. Whether it’s their first trip through the Gateway of Champions, or if they are a Youth World Show veteran such as Emma Brown, who is proudly feature on the cover of […]

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Proper Etiquette for Assistant Trainers Switching Barns

Altering a professional relationship can be a very challenging, and often uncomfortable, situation. The process assistant trainers go through when switching barns is not black and white – the grey areas are very prominent. Handling the transition with grace and professionalism is essential. So, what are the “rules” when switching? How do you handle the […]

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We Ask the Industry: What is Your Go-to Product for Horse Shows

Over the years, trainers and exhibitors have experimented with several grooming and “Go-To” products, and they have come up with their favorite must-have items. There are some products that we have never heard of or even tried ourselves, while others are classic, old-school supplies that have been in everyone’s groom box for years. Read on […]

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Bouncing Back from Major Show Mistakes

Mistakes happen. That is a fact of every aspect of life. But how do we, as exhibitors, learn to conquer a significant error in the show pen? Maybe it was going off pattern at a major show or even falling off. After all, we are only human, and our equine partners are large animals. We […]

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We Ask the Industry: What Security Measures Do You Take at Horse Shows?

Last week, over $200,000 worth of tack and horse show items were stolen at the Henry County Saddle Club in Newcastle, Indiana. In 2014, tack valued at $130,000 was stolen at the Reichert Celebration, and in December 2014, over $75,000 worth of tack was stolen at the Denver Stock Show. Unfortunately, these thefts appear to […]

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