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Take A Chill Pill Mom! – When Parents Help Too Much

Take A Chill Pill Mom! – When Parents Help Too Much

Standing outside the show arena, unable to help your child, who is managing a 1,500 lb. animal, can be frustrating. Whether you’re a parent who has shown in the past, or even if you’ve never shown before, it’s normal to be nervous when watching your child compete.

Choosing the Proper Saddle Pad – It’s Harder Than You Think

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Choosing the Proper Saddle Pad – It’s Harder Than You Think

We spend thousands of dollars on our horses: custom saddles, chiropractic work, massage therapy, proper shoeing, and regular dental care. We take the time to think about matching the color of our saddle blanket to our show clothes, but how many of us actually think about what’s going in between your horse’s back and the saddle?

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The Rawhide Boys Ranch

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The Rawhide Boys Ranch

With his engaging smile, it’s obvious to anyone on the APHA/AQHA circuit that horse trainer Tim Gillespie is the quintessential “people person.” His reputation and passion for working with youth– helping them grow as both riders and individuals – is well-known, as is his penchant for picking up abandoned animals in run-down parking lots and on the side of highways.

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WCHA – Heading Into the Future!

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WCHA – Heading Into the Future!

More than a decade ago, a group of leading Halter horse owners from across the nation came together in Tioga, Texas. On the agenda for their springtime meeting was to discuss issues facing the Halter horse industry and methods for response. From this think tank came the creation of an organization to address industry matters- the World Conformation Horse Association aka WCHA.

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Josh & Kaleena Weakly – Secret to Showing With Your Kids

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Josh & Kaleena Weakly – Secret to Showing With Your Kids

Josh and Kaleena Weakly of Shelbyville, Illinois, are a dynamic young couple that has hauled home a hefty number of golden globes, cups, and trophies over the years. In 2014, their son Jax was born. In June 2017, little Knox Everlee became the next Weakly member to be seen ringside.

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Sυn Circuit – Introduces the National Championship Tournament

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Sυn Circuit – Introduces the National Championship Tournament

Injecting energy into the industry, the Arizona Quarter Horse Association has come up with a new tournament-style championship for Amateur, Select, and Youth exhibitors in AQHA, APHA, and NSBA competing in Showmanship, Equitation, and Horsemanship.

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Discoυnts in the Breeding Biz – Now You See Them…Now You Don’t!

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Discoυnts in the Breeding Biz – Now You See Them…Now You Don’t!

“Well, do you think it’s a boy or a girl?” asked the vet, smiling widely from the other side of the ultrasound machine.

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Anthony Montes – From Wilderness Trails to the Western Riding Pen

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Anthony Montes – From Wilderness Trails to the Western Riding Pen

There is a tremendous difference between riding the wilderness trails with little more than a sleeping bag tied to your saddle and the precision of executing a perfect pattern at the World Show. Young trainer Anthony Montes has done both, and quite a lot in between. The breadth of his experience serves him well as he nurtures horses to their top potential at Vickery Performance Horses.

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Royal Wire – Made in the USA

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Royal Wire – Made in the USA

It’s an all-American love story, but it’s not the kind that makes you swoon. This story is about a family that makes an impact on American industry.

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Guilt By Association? – Questions About Drug Testing Policies

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Guilt By Association? – Questions About Drug Testing Policies

When horses test positive for prohibited substances at a World Show, the headlines rock the industry. What follows is a tidal wave of speculation and reflection, compounded by the rapid spread of information through social media platforms. Not only does the public want to know if enough is being done to protect our horses but also if any rules need to be changed, and what repercussions are being administered.

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