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Five Ways to Be Kind to Your Fellow Exhibitors

Kindness does not cost anything and it has incredible effects on a community. The horse world is very small – everyone knows everyone, therefore, it is exponentially more important to spread positive energy. Horse shows can be stressful and often exhausting. Sometimes it is hard to put your best foot forward every second of every […]

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IHSA Benefits Male College Equestrians

The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, abbreviated IHSA, is an intercollegiate equestrian association that is spread throughout the country over various college campuses. Divisions range from walk-trot to open in four disciplines. IHSA features competition in horsemanship, reining, hunter seat equitation and hunter seat equitation over fences where the horse and rider combination is chosen at […]

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How to Unleash Your Competitive Spark with Wennberg and McAllister

The road to winning at horse shows isn’t always filled with cutthroat competitors who thirst for nothing but the winning edge. In fact, many exhibitors take a more laid-back approach to the horse show life— happy to show, socialize and enjoy hearing their name called now and again. But staying stagnant in your skill set […]

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Winter Blues Busters: 10 Ways to Beat the Blahs

Most of the time, the prospect of working with your horse is the thing that gets you out of bed in the morning. Most of the time, thinking about a lesson or training session puts a little spark in your eye and spring in your step. Most of the time. But if we’re honest, there […]

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February 2018 Breeding Issue of GoMag Online Now

February is the month for Valentine’s Day and the February Breeding issue of GoMag is the perfect resource to help find those special love interests for your mares. With breeding season in full swing, many mare owners are playing matchmaker and searching for the perfect cross to raise the next World Champion. This issue is […]

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How to Maintain Your GPA while Showing Horses

Balancing school and horses is a challenging task for all ages, whether that be middle school, high school, college or online. Keeping up with homework and studying is very time consuming, so add the responsibility of horses, and you will find yourself in a stressful situation that most school attending equestrians face daily. To resolve […]

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Lessons Learned from Losing

No matter what sport or game you are competing in, no one enjoys hearing that they are not the best. The initial disappointment of losing is not at all desirable, no matter how long you have been showing. However, aside from the immediate frustration in the outcome, there are many lessons to be learned from […]

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Those Darn Diagonals: Getting Them Right the First Time with Carla Wennberg

Watching an almost flawless English equitation pattern may make one in awe of how quickly an accomplished rider picks up their diagonals correctly without looking. However, one missed beat, and it can be death to a high score. To the bane of many judges and inexperienced riders, missing the correct diagonal can leave one grimacing […]

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Sixteen College Equestrians Rise to the AQHA World Show Challenge

Riding on a college equestrian team is a dream for many within the horse industry. Although this is not always an easy task, anything is a possibility with a little hard work, determination and passion. Besides having your trainer, barn family and family behind you, showing horses is not considered a “team” event. However, once […]

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