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From the Bottom Up: Hoof Care Tips for Your Performance Horse

“No hoof, no horse,” – the overused yet powerful statement that we all can attest to. For a horse to perform, or even live a healthy life, it must have healthy hooves. As horse owners, it is our job to keep our horse’s feet in top shape. You cannot expect maximum performance out of your […]


Assistant Trainer Spotlight: Gaven Young of Baker Quarter Horses

Originally from Laurelville, Ohio, Gaven Young currently lives in Sunbury, Ohio, where he works for AQHA Professional Horseman and NSBA Quarter Million Dollar Rider Club Members Brian and Dawn Baker. His responsibilities include riding, saddling, longing and showing. The Bakers specialize mostly in young western pleasure and hunter under saddle horses. A graduate of Logan […]


Trail Legend: I Gotta Good Name

As the saying goes, work hard, nap harder. I Gotta Good Name works pretty hard, so his naps must be amazing. As of March 2020, “Sampson” had 873.5 amateur points, 1,115.5 open points and 148.5 youth points for a lifetime total of 2,137.5 points earned in competition. The 1997 bay gelding by Vested Pine and […]


The Golden Selects – Exhibitors Over 70

The American Quarter Horse Association offers the Select Amateur classes for exhibitors over fifty years of age. Among those exhibitors lies a select group of people we like to call “The Golden Selects.” You might be wondering what the qualifications are to be considered a Golden Select. Well, it’s quite simple. You have to be […]


We Ask the Industry: What Are Your Most Comfortable Cowboy Boots?

We posed this question to several industry professionals – What is your most comfortable cowboy boots ever? Not surprisingly, several mentioned – “I don’t think they make comfortable cowboy boots.” Others said, “I can certainly voice my thoughts on what not to wear.” One exhibitor responded by saying, “I haven’t found one yet.” So, GoHorseShow […]


AQHA’s Justin Billings Discusses AQHA World Show Changes

Sure there is no Congress this year, but fortunately, the arrival of Fall brings us many other exciting shows on the horizon, and likely the biggest will be the 2020 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show, scheduled for November 2-21 at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City. AQHA has implemented numerous changes to the show to […]


Becoming a Horse Trainer: What Young Professionals Have Learned

Dream job. For horse-crazy kids, being a professional horse trainer can seem like a dream job, spending all day every day riding, grooming and working with horses. But hard work, building experience and even education away from the barn are all important factors to building a viable training business. Three former AQHYA leaders share what […]


Support for Our Equine Athletes: The Importance of Massage, PEMF and Chiropractic in Your Program

If you have competed with your horse over the last few years, chances are you have heard of or tried one of the many treatment options now available for our equine athletes. This has become a growing industry in the world of competitive horses, and with good cause.  Every competitor wants their horses to perform […]