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Perfecting Pole Work for the Young or Green Horse

Perfecting Pole Work for the Young or Green Horse

These days, a Trail course can seem like an endless sea of poles: pinwheels, serpentines, and chutes. No matter the graphic complexity of all those lines, at any point in the pattern, you’re only dealing with one pole. Breaking a pattern down to that basic element not only helps eliminate the overwhelming aspects of the course, it’s the starting point of training a young or green horse the fundamentals of Trail work. Three Trail experts share their reasoning for perfecting pole work, starting with a single log.

In the Flood Zone- Nebraska Farms Reeling From Record Storm

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In the Flood Zone- Nebraska Farms Reeling From Record Storm

“It’s so sad how many of these small towns in our area are suffering from terrible conditions,” Amanda says. “No electricity, food shortages, and no feed for their livestock are the struggles they have to deal with. Several of our neighbors had to move cattle in the storms to get to higher ground, and many ranchers lost several head due to the cold temperatures, snow, and flooding. Since it’s calving season, hundreds of calves were lost to the high waters.”

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Sun Circuit Records 21,750 AQHA Entries With Growth of 15%

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Sun Circuit Records 21,750 AQHA Entries With Growth of 15%

Arizona Quarter Horse Association CEO and Sun Circuit Director Doug Huls credits the hard working staff, “I think our arena managers did an excellent job accommodating the increases in entries. They kept things moving along, maintained the arenas well, and handled the logistics when they had to relocate classes.”

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Pattern Practice Ahead of the Horse Show

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Pattern Practice Ahead of the Horse Show

Every competitor has experienced that dreaded moment when the pressure is on and, for some unknown reason, their mind takes a holiday. What pattern? Extend the trot where? What are logs doing here? Which side of the cone am I supposed to be on? In the past, show nerves were exacerbated by the pressure of having to memorize patterns with little prep time before an event. Trainers and competitors juggling the excitement and energy of time crunch at the horse show found it difficult to do their best under those circumstances when only given a few minutes to learn a complicated series of maneuvers.

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Randy Wilson/Extra Dirty Martini Win Virginia Maiden 3 and Over Western Pleasure

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Randy Wilson/Extra Dirty Martini Win Virginia Maiden 3 and Over Western Pleasure

The main event during the VQHA Spring Breakout show, March 15-17 in Lexington, VA. was undoubtedly the Virginia Maiden 3 and Over Western Pleasure class. With a total purse of $33,810, the Virginia Maiden saw a number of talented, young Western Pleasure prospects compete for their share of the prize money and some great awards. 

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Fine Points for Equine Leases – How to Avoid Legal Battles

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Fine Points for Equine Leases – How to Avoid Legal Battles

To begin, lease agreements involve terms that can be unfamiliar. The “lessor” in a lease is the one who owns the horse at issue and has the ability to temporarily transfer possession, custody and/or use to another. The other person in the lease transaction who receives use of the horse under the terms of the agreement is the “lessee.”

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Julian Harris/The Classic Asset, Karen Hornick/A Slow Martini Win First Gordyville/ILQHA Spring Fling Slot Classes

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Julian Harris/The Classic Asset, Karen Hornick/A Slow Martini Win First Gordyville/ILQHA Spring Fling Slot Classes

Julian Harris riding The Classic Asset for owner, Karen Ripper, and Valerie Kearns riding Ima Inpulse Assets for owner, Maria Lemenger, tied for the win. They each took home a check for $1,333. Julian Harris and his 3-year old-gelding, The Classic Asset, won the tiebreaker judge to take home the champion trophy and prizes including a Back on Track Saddle Pad, Pard’s Gift Certificate, Cinch Vest, ILQHA polo wraps, and championship neck ribbon.  

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Three Nails Ranch Welcomes Trainers, Kelley Stone and Adam Wainscott

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Three Nails Ranch Welcomes Trainers, Kelley Stone and Adam Wainscott

“Kelley and Adam are a good fit for us because they’re simply great people. Both of them will bring a wealth of knowledge, talent, and energy!”

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Ask Not What Your Trainer Can Do For You…

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Ask Not What Your Trainer Can Do For You…

When John F. Kennedy challenged society to do its part to contribute for the betterment of the world as a whole at his inaugural address in 1961, he did so by uttering the famous words, “Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.”

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WCHA Launches “Race For the Trailer” Campaign

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WCHA Launches “Race For the Trailer” Campaign

“The concept is simple,” says Don Falcon, Executive Director of WCHA. “The highest, money earning non-pro Halter exhibitor for 2019 will receive a new, three horse, gooseneck trailer for the use of one year! All monies earned will count, including non-pro, open, color, and owner/breeder/exhibitor paybacks. Collectively, monies earned in five futurities will be tabulated towards the Trailer Race.”

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