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Keep Your Cool – The Science of Horse Show Nerves

Keep Your Cool – The Science of Horse Show Nerves

Everyone experiences some level of stress at a horse show. On the low end, it may simply diminish the amount of fun you have. At its extreme, it can cause full-blown performance anxiety.

Feeding Horses to Help Prevent or Treat Ulcers

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Feeding Horses to Help Prevent or Treat Ulcers

Many performance horses and show horses develop ulcers in the digestive tract, due to stress. Many things can cause stress in horses, including an unnatural environment, increased exercise, athletic competition, unnatural diet, etc. Stress can lead to gastric ulcers in horses just as it does in humans. Strategic feeding management can help minimize the incidence and severity of ulcers.

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Brandy Baldwin-Bunting – 2 AQHA All-Around Titles 18 Years Apart

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Brandy Baldwin-Bunting – 2 AQHA All-Around Titles 18 Years Apart

Growing up, Brandy Baldwin-Bunting spent more time with her feet in the stirrups than on the ground. Like most children of horse trainers, horses have been a constant throughout her life.

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The Himes Family – Mom & Three Sisters Make ‘A Four-Ring Circus’

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The Himes Family – Mom & Three Sisters Make ‘A Four-Ring Circus’

Penni Himes and her three daughters – Francie, Gracie, and Issie – laughingly describe the past six years on the horse show circuit as a “four-ring circus.” That’s what happens when three girls, and occasionally their mother, all compete at the same time.

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Appaloosas Unveil Their Own Breeders’ Halter Futurity

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Appaloosas Unveil Their Own Breeders’ Halter Futurity

What has big checks, impressive globe-style trophies, seats filled with spectators, and beautiful horses at the center of it all? If everything goes according to plan, the Appaloosa Halter Futurity at the 2018 Appaloosa World Show will. What started as a simple ringside chat at the Appaloosa World Show in 2017 has now been fully developed into a premier Halter Breeders Futurity program that will debut in 2018. We chatted with members of the new Appaloosa Halter Futurity Executive Committee to talk about the development and future of this exciting new program.

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Go Team USA! – 10 Equestrians Prepare for the Youth World Cup

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Go Team USA! – 10 Equestrians Prepare for the Youth World Cup

Ten of the industry’s finest youth are diligently preparing for the experience of a lifetime – competing at the 2018 American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup (YWC) as part of Team USA. The U.S. team will be a force to be reckoned with, boasting multiple riders with numerous AQHA World and Congress Championships under their belts.

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Amanda Wallinger-Rowan – It’s a Family Affair

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Amanda Wallinger-Rowan – It’s a Family Affair

The excitement of winning an AQHA World Championship is grand. However, there is a special thrill doing it with a homebred filly moments after seeing your dad receive third place honors in the very same class.

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BHF Rolls Out Exciting Additions for 2018

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BHF Rolls Out Exciting Additions for 2018

Known for their innovative approach to promoting the Halter horse across all breeds, the Breeders Halter Futurity has a host of exciting new additions for their 2018 event.

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Hidden Dangers During the Equipment Check…

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Hidden Dangers During the Equipment Check…

The Olympic gelding bolted, escaping the grasp of the Swedish team trying to restrain him, and he raced through the show grounds, riderless, with the bridle flapping around his chest and legs.

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Why Should Youth End at 18? – Modifying Youth Ending Age

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Why Should Youth End at 18? – Modifying Youth Ending Age

Everyone knows that the youth division in breed associations is capped at age eighteen. That’s just the way it has always been, and it coincides with other adulthood milestones for a youth, such as arriving at the age to vote, buying a house, getting married, or joining the service.

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