“Ranch Hand Rescue is known for taking in critical care animals,” Williams says. “They’re the ones who would be euthanized if it weren’t for us.” Pictured here Spirit with Ranch Horse Rescue Founder, Bob Williams.
During the holiday season, many horse owners want
to give back to their hooved companions and those
who help horses year-round. Rescues nationwide
help horses and other animals in need, and
Christmastime is prime adoption time for a lot of
rehabilitated animals. Bob Williams, founder of
Ranch Hand Rescue in Argyle, Texas, works
year-round to help rehabilitate horses and other
Hunters Ridge Farm is pleased to announce that
frozen semen from the great, late Skys Blue Boy
will be released to the public in limited
quantities. The legendary Skys Blue Boy has
an unparalleled sire record of more than 266 World
and Reserve Championships in all divisions,
including several champions named at the 2014
What you can do to prepare for that dreaded appointment is first, make sure your horse has basic ground manners at home.
Walking up to a mobile vet trailer at a horse show
can be very daunting
to even the most seasoned
show person. The flapping tent, the scary
the smell of disinfectant and the fact that your
horse is in need
of veterinary services can be
intimidating and disheartening. Never
vets are here and ready to serve you.
Now that you’re hooked on AQHA’s fastest-growing class, you’re probably chomping at the bit for any shards of advice that will lead to success in ranch horse pleasure. (Journal Photo)
So you were bit by the AQHA ranch horse pleasure
bug, eh? Now that you’re hooked on AQHA’s
fastest-growing class, you’re probably chomping at
the bit for any shards of advice that will lead to
success in ranch horse pleasure. Well, you’ve come
to the right place. While there are five standard
ranch horse pleasure patterns, which you can find
in the AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and
Regulations or at www.aqha.com/patterns, judges
also have the option to create new patterns for
exhibitors to perform.
Although many judges came to the conference with negative feelings, most left feeling as though the conference did what it was intended to do.
Relief: the most common sentiment felt among AQHA
judges as they left the DFW Sheraton after
recertification testing on December 10th. As one
of the 285 approved judges that attended the 2014
judge’s conference, I can attest to the feeling.
As a first time presenter at this year’s
conference, I have a whole new appreciation for
what the presenters go through when they stand up
in front of a room full of judges.
As a horse-show helper, taking care of your spouse and the horses are only two parts of the equation. Remember to schedule downtime for yourself, too. Journal illustration.
They are the backbone of the exhibitor. They are
the ones who are there for the thrill of victory
or the agony of defeat. They ensure that the horse
is show-ring ready and the exhibitor is
perfect.They are show spouses. Always behind the
scenes, show spouses are usually only recognized
by their significant other for their
AQHA judges Carla Wennberg, Joe Carter and GoHorseShow's Laura Gilmer at the Judges Seminar in Irving, Texas.
AQHA is currently holding their judges seminar,
December 8th through the
10th, at the Sheraton
Hotel in Irving, Texas. This year for the first
time, all AQHA judges, roughly 300 in total, are
required to attend as
everyone must retest for
recertification. The seminar is packed full of
educational sessions both days which specific
discussions for trail,
reining, western riding,
equitation and horsemanship.
"Jesse loves having two dads. All of her friends at school tell her how lucky she is to have two dads," John states.
Christmas has come early for Brian Henry and John
Zeldenthuis of Limelite Show Horses. Tuesday is a
big day as the Colorado natives and partners will
officially be a family of three. On this day, the
couple will be officially signing adoption papers
for their four year-old daughter, Jesse, who they
have had as a foster child since she was