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New Year, New Ride: Ann Woodruff Finds a Match she was ‘Made To Ride’ in 2022 Western Pleasure Events

GoHorseShow would like to congratulate Ann Woodruff of Round Meadow Ranch on her purchase of the talented western pleasure mare Made To Ride (“Foxy”) from Katie Heflin Steele. Foxy is a 2018 mare by Machine Made and out of the Congress Champion mare Huntin For A Cowboy. Despite being only four years old, she is […]

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Tips for Choosing the Right Saddle

Comfort is the most important factor when buying a saddle. You must be able to relax when you ride so you can enjoy it. The comfort of the seat is just as important as the comfort of your clothes or footwear. When you put a saddle on your horse, there should be about a three-finger distance from the […]

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To Breed or Not to Breed – Part 2: More Factors to Consider When Deciding to Breed a Mare

GoHorseShow is continuing our series about breeding mares in part 2 of our 2-part series, where top breeding experts Amy Gumz (Gumz Farms), Gary Trubee (Masterson Farms, LLC), and Debbi Trubee (North Farm) go into more in-depth analysis of the factors you should consider before breeding your mare. Click here if you missed part 1, where […]

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Dropping Stirrups – Tips on Developing a Strong Seat

Learning to ride without stirrups is a huge confidence builder as a rider. It’s a way to gain a deeper seat and better balance through your seat without squeezing your thighs or legs. When you first start to ride, you want a shorter stirrup so you have a tighter leg. But as you get to be a better rider, you want […]

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Perfecting the Pattern – Part 2: The Back

Much emphasis is placed on working on and perfecting the “complicated moves” in a pattern: the lead change, the lope/trot over logs, or the patterns with tons of speed changes. However, the skills that earn the most plusses or minuses on a judge’s card are often thought to be more “basic” in nature. We spoke […]

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Top 10 GoHorseShow Stories of the Year for 2021: #1

It’s that time of year again. The holiday season, for most people, means being with friends and family, giving thanks, reflecting, gift-giving, worshiping, cheering and celebrating. But for GoHorseShow’s amazing group of loyal readers and advertisers, it also means reflecting back on the top 10 stories of the year. Every year at this time, we […]

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Perfecting the Pattern – Part 1: The Stop

Much emphasis is placed on working on and perfecting the “complicated moves” in a pattern: the lead change, the lope/trot over logs, or the patterns with tons of speed changes. However, the skills that earn the most plusses or minuses on a judge’s card are often thought to be more “basic” in nature. We spoke […]

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Five Exercises to Improve Your Riding Seat and Leg Position

As most of us have experienced, working on your seat and leg is something we can never get too good at! This is a key component to building a strong foundation and applies to all riding disciplines. Starting at the walk, something to remember to do is to not pull on your horse’s face to balance yourself. When going […]

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