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Tips for Improving Your Horse’s Topline – with Brian Baker and Katy Jo Zuidema

The pleasure horse industry has a language all its own, and conversations regarding a horse’s “topline” are commonplace. But when a trainer or judge discusses a horse’s “topline,” what are they referring to? Specifically, a “topline” can reference a horse’s conformation. For example, is the horse even across the back? Are they downhill? Swaybacked? The […]


Glass Half Full: APHA Community Rallies Around Injured Competitor

Sometimes life throws curveballs at us, creating challenges to accomplishing our goals, providing frustrations, and occasionally even shaking us to the core. For APHA amateur competitor Caiti Gordon of Manchester, Michigan, a riding accident on March 4th did all three.  The daughter of Jon and Melissa Gordon of G3 Show Horses, Caiti, 28, has been […]


You Be the Judge: Front Legs

The Journal showed photos to AQHA Professional Horseman Chris Arentsen of Illinois, a multiple world champion halter trainer. We asked him what he would say about these photos if he spoke to students in a “Halter 101” class. Listen in. Two setups, two horses, what’s the difference between them? Chris: The back feet in both horses […]


Predicting When a Mare Will Foal – with Leeman Farm’s Lauren Erk & Veterinarian Dr. Patrick McCue

Foaling season is in full swing and arguably one of the most exciting times of the year for most mare owners. The season brings eager anticipation, hopeful expectations, and possibly some anxiety and sleepless nights. The average gestation length of a mare is about 340-342 days, but it can vary depending on the mare. Most […]


2020 AQHA Professionals of the Year Announced

The American Quarter Horse Association is proud to announce the 2020 Nutrena Don Burt AQHA Professional Horseman of the Year, Nutrena AQHA Professional Horsewoman of the Year, and Most Valuable Professional award winners. Tom McBeath The 2020 Nutrena, Don Burt AQHA Professional Horseman of the Year, is Tom McBeath of Union, Mississippi. McBeath is a […]


Matriarch Mabelene Gwyn Harris Passes Away at 81

You have probably heard the saying, “Behind every successful man, there is a strong, wise, and hardworking woman.” For the Harris family, that was Mabelene Gwyn Harris. She was born on September 9th, 1939, in North Carolina and we are sad to report that Mrs. Harris passed away Friday, April 2, 2021, at the age […]


GoMag: April 2021 Issue Online Now

CLICK HERE to view the April Issue of GoMag About the Cover The April issue of GoMag features the intelligent and talented Madison Nirenstein with her three horses who are under the guidance of Highpoint Performance Horses. Last month, we announced Madison’s purchase of NSBA World Champion KM Time Machine (Peanut). The rest of her […]