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Longe Line Master: Anthony Leier’s Best Bet Yet

In the grand scheme of the horse show industry, trainer, Anthony Leier is still in his infancy.  At the age of twenty-seven, Leier didn’t start showing until age fifteen after watching his mom, Cammy Leier, show appaloosas for years, especially in the longe line. After attending college for just one year, Leier dropped out and […]

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We Ask the Industry: Are there too Many Classes at Horse Shows?

Over the years, many breed organizations have added more and more divisions and classes to cater to specific levels of horses and riders. With these additional classes being added, it has led to later and later nights at horse shows. Some exhibitors have expressed that it has completely taken out the social part of getting […]

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Insider Secrets on Buying and Selling Horses in Online Auctions

The majority of people now shop and buy frequently online. From items as small as a hoof pick to as large as a luxury motor home, the horse industry has joined the Internet marketing world. In 2009 when Mike and Stephanie Jennings first started floating the idea of Internet horse auctions, many of their customers […]

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10 Steps to Self-Care in the Horse Show World

Self-awareness is the first step to self-care. To make decisions that are best for ourselves and our horses, we have to be able to recognize what is good and bad for us on an individual basis. If we don’t take care of ourselves, we can’t function at the top of our game (mentally and physically). […]

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Five Things You Should Drop at a Horse Show…Right Now

If you are regularly on social media, you know it doesn’t take longer than five minutes before something comes across your feed about things you should or should not be doing to make your life better. Chances are you’ve even seen one (or more) versions of “How to Avoid a Narcissist,” “Ten People Who Are […]

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Seven Ways to Handle Horse Show Disappointments

You’ve prepared endlessly. You got up before work or school to ride, you feel strong and focused, and your horse is well-rested and ready to perform. You warm up in the practice pen, and everything feels perfect. You have positive energy pumping through your body. You enter the pen, and before you know it, it […]

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10 Things You Probably Don’t Know about Marsha Stigge of Award Decor

Marsha Stigge of Award Decor is the next individual featured in our popular series, “10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me”. Marsha Stigge and Dionne Stigge Rucker had toyed with the design concept for a “jacket pillow” for several years. Marsha had operated a custom home interior workroom for the design trade for more […]

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Harvey’s Angels: Horse Community Members Come Together

Hurricane Harvey was the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005. On August 25, 2017, a life changing tragedy began for many Texans. Over a four-day stretch, many areas received more than 40 inches of rain. Homes were lost, lives were lost, and hope survived it all. Despite […]

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Judge’s Perspective: Nancy Renfro’s “Spin” on the Horsemanship Spin

The spin, or turnaround, has been a staple maneuver of horsemanship patterns since the invention of the class. To watch a well-executed pivot is comparable to a ballerina dancer performing a pirouette. However, what may seem like a common element in horsemanship and equitation is sometimes improperly carried out, often due to rider error. We […]

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Weekend Recovery: Six Tips to Help you Bounce Back After a Long Horse Show

After a weekend or longer at a horse show, it’s likely that all you’ll want to do is shower the arena dirt off your body, crawl into bed, and never leave. You may also want to do nothing on Monday but look at pictures from the show and reminisce about the weekend you just had. […]

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