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We Ask the Industry: How Does Your Trainer Spoil You?

When you first think of your horse trainer, often, the hard things they make you do, like posting without stirrups and running with cups of water to get a smoother trot in showmanship, are some of the first memories that come to mind. However, not all memories of horse trainers revolve around the blood, sweat, […]

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Eight Things to Remember when Showing in a New Class

Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, once said, “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” Trying a new class for the first time can often be intimidating. However, if approached correctly, it can be the beginning of an intense passion. To be successful, you must allow yourself to make mistakes and grow […]

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We Ask the Industry: Have You Ever Blown a Big Class at a Major Show and Came Back Later to Redeem Yourself?

Nothing is ever sweeter than coming back from failure to prove to yourself and everyone else that you can overcome disappointments and challenges. Often, horse showing is a roller coaster ride of highs and lows. One day you can be on top of the world and the next day be completely humbled with thoughts that […]

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GoMag: September Pre-Congress and APHA World Show Issue Online Now

On the heals of a jam-packed month of August, September is the month when many turn their focus to preparing for the All-American Quarter Horse Congress. Not to be overlooked during the month of September are all of the halter horses and exhibitors competing at the Breeders Halter Futurity in Des Moines, Iowa from September […]

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Positive Pleasure: A Case to End the Stigma

Just like any sport in history, the evolution of performance horses has been consistent, ever-changing, increasingly competitive and progressively more specialized. Throughout the years, both western pleasure horses and training techniques have changed, sometimes for the better, sometimes not, but in today’s world where we see arguably the best horses in the discipline, a stigma […]

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A Tale of Tails: The Ins and Outs of Tail Extensions

Nothing makes a horse look more put together in the show pen than a full, flowing and beautiful tail. Tail extensions have enhanced the image of show horses for decades. Having a perfect color match and creating the ideal length is essential to forming a pretty picture for the judges. There are multiple vendors at […]

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The Challenges of Working with Less Expensive and Less Talented Horses

Not a news flash: horses are expensive. And when showing at a top level of competition, usually the more talented the horse is, the larger the price tag. Unfortunately, not all of us can afford to spend the price of a luxury car on a show horse. Most trainers are also not in the position […]

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GoMag: August NSBA World, Select World & European Championship Issue Online Now

August…is it any coincidence that one of the hottest months of the year is also the month with some of the hottest competition in the show pen? The month of August kicks off with the AQHYA World Show followed by the NSBA World Show, the European Championships and the beginning of the AQHA Select World Show. It’s also no […]

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The Underdog: The Black Coffee of the Horse Industry

During my senior year of high school, I was late to my first class countless times because I fell susceptible to the sweet, delicious taste of a Dunkin Donuts’ Medium Caramel Iced Coffee with two creams and two sugars.  A multitude of teenagers and adults are addicted to this sugary drink and the many variations […]

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We Ask the Experts: State of the Industry Part 2 – Things Going Wrong

Last week, GoHorseShow published Part 1 of the State of the Industry series where trainers, judges, breeders and exhibitors discussed positives in the industry. This week, some of the same individuals, plus a few others, explain what they would like to see improved. Some of the topics included tweaking the leveling program, educating the masses […]

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