Sudden Scoop
Published 09/18/2014 - 6:41 p.m. CDT

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The prize package includes airfare, hotel accommodations, event tickets and spending money for the prize winner and guest of their choice.

 
Sudden Scoop
Sudden Scoop
Published 09/18/2014 - 12:43 p.m. CDT

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When you’re called upon to ride your horse without stirrups, the basics still apply: seat, legs, hand and voice. And don’t forget that your eyes can be used as an aid, too, as this rider is doing as she goes around a circle. Journal photo.

Published 09/17/2014 - 3:48 p.m. CDT

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AQHA Professional Horseman Mozaun McKibben demonstrated a ranch horse pleasure pattern during a free clinic at the 2014 Ford Youth World in Oklahoma City. (Credit: Journal)

 
Sudden Scoop
Sudden Scoop
Published 09/17/2014 - 3:35 p.m. CDT

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The patterns for the 2014 SmartPak West and Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 (Novice) Championships are now available online.

Published 09/16/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

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Vawter had bred quarter horses for over 50 years including some of the greats in the halter industry including: Kid Clu, Excelebration, Log Cabin Quest, Sir Quincy Dan, Zip to Impress, Quincy Feature, and Conclusive Lace--dam of Kid Clu. (Journal photo)

 
Sudden Scoop
Sudden Scoop
Published 09/15/2014 - 2:41 p.m. CDT

2014 World Show Artwork
AQHA wants to ensure your entries are received and processed as efficiently as possible.

Published 09/15/2014 - 10:32 a.m. CDT

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She retired after 36 years of teaching but never retired from doing sponsored AQHA horse shows around the country.

 
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Sudden Scoop
Published 09/15/2014 - 9:56 a.m. CDT

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Pictured here is the Futurity High Money Graduating horse from 2013--Dun On Country Time. Photo © Eric Hardesty

Published 09/12/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

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With western pleasure, a lot of people don’t realize that horses have to be in a certain position to have the lift and control the class requires. Journal photo
I ask the same basic things of all of my horses, from within their individual ages and experience levels. I want my horses to relax and “give” both face and body to the signals of my hands and legs.I’ll often talk about the importance of “steering.” That means how easily and quickly a horse responds to his signals via rein and leg; much of that has to do with how balanced a horse is in his action.