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Published 07/19/2014 - 6:00 a.m. CDT

Trubee immediately noticed Brandvik’s superb workmanship and now plans on having the shoes of all the stallions at Pine View Farm—Invitation Only and Lazy Loper among them—engraved.
Whether a horse is an AQHA legend or a favorite pasture pet, a horseshoe can be a wonderful tribute that is understood by all horsemen. Jim Brandvik of Sherman County, Texas knows this all too well. His chosen form of equine tribute is that of an engraved horseshoe; Brandvik is known as the Original Horseshoe Engraver, the first known artist to use engraved horseshoes as his medium.

Rating: 13
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Published 07/18/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

All adoptable dogs will have dark blue bandanas which say: The Paws Cause / Adopt Me printed on them.
The first annual, The Paws Cause, is a dog adoption event that will be held at the 2014 AQHYA World Show and Reichert Celebration that will feature rescue dogs that need new homes. This event was the brain child of AQHA judge and equine sales consultant Ruth Ellen of The Horse Source, Inc. Ellen is an animal lover, especially dogs and horses.

Rating: 18
Published 07/17/2014 - 7:00 a.m. CDT

"That’s the best part of our sport, most people are very willing to help the “newbies” and teach them a few tricks of the trade," Murin states pictured here.
We have all thought it. At some point or another everyone showing open shows wants to know what it’s really like at a breed show, and if you go, can you play with the “big boys”? Well take some advice from me, someone who left her comfy circle of Michigan open shows, packed up her horse, moved to Texas, got a trainer, and hit the road!

Rating: 17
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Published 07/16/2014 - 5:00 a.m. CDT

Julie did take home a special prize that day, but it had nothing to do with horse showing. Photos submitted by Corinne Gould.
The crowd was restless as all waited for the results from the Amateur Western Pleasure class at the Liberty Circuit in Tunica on July 4th. It was a large class, with several talented horses and skilled riders. Suddenly, the energy in the arena changed. The microphone switched on, and the announcer explained that before the placings were called, a special Exhibitor Appreciation prize would be awarded.

Rating: 19
Published 07/14/2014 - 7:00 a.m. CDT

"In your twenties you’re so eager to get to the next thing you can miss out on a lot," Lagace states pictured here. (Journal Photo)
Have you ever had one of those ‘woulda, coulda, shoulda’ thoughts? We all have. Whether it is regretting putting on those extra pounds, wishing you would have learned to play an instrument or traveled more when you were younger--they say hindsight is 20/20. No matter where we are on our life’s journey, we can all look back and say, ‘I wish I knew then, what I know now.' 

Rating: 25
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Published 07/10/2014 - 9:00 a.m. CDT

One Lazy Investment and owner Virginia Owen grace the cover of the 2014 Youth World issue of GoMag. Cover © Dasi
July begins the countdown to the AQHYA World Championship show for many young horse show competitors. Whether it's their first trip to Oklahoma City, or they have competed for many years, showing at the Youth World is an experience that these girls and boys will never forget. The July issue of GoMag features many Youth World competitors from all over the country and we wish each and every one of them the very best of luck.

Rating: 22
Published 06/19/2014 - 7:00 a.m. CDT

"I had never been able to let go of Robbie. He was just one of those horses that gives one hundred percent all the time," says Cathy Jennings. Photo © Jeff Kirkbride
There are certain horses that touch the hearts of their owners. For Cathy Jennings of Charles Town, West Virginia, Held Captive (Robbie) was one of those horses. Even after she sold him in 2001, she always tried to keep up with his show career and followed his success in the show arena to his final job as a lesson horse for novice jumpers.

Rating: 34
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Published 06/17/2014 - 4:53 p.m. CDT

With this three part DVD from one of Ted Turner's clinics, you have the chance to view the ins and outs of his masterful training program up close.
Ted Turner is the winningest horse trainer of all time and his training methods can benefit all disciplines, at all levels. And GoHorseShow.com is proud to be the exclusive retailer of his brand new instructional DVD, Expect Success. In this brand new, one-of-a-kind DVD, learn Ted's secrets of the trade as he shows you his unique consistency-based training and conditioning program. The result is an easy to implement, winning formula for any horse.

Rating: 11
Published 06/16/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

"He was strictly word of mouth. Even so, he was on the APHA Leading Sires list every year from his three year-old year forward," Price states. Casual Mr pictured here at six years-old.
The second in our underrated series is the APHA stallion, Casual Mr. "MR" was owned by APHA World Champion halter trainer, Tina Price of Brenham, Texas. Price purchased him as a yearling and bred a group of test mares his two year old-year. Price only showed him twice standing grand both times. MR stood to no more than 20 mares each year, which is Price's normal breeding practice with a stallion.

Rating: 10