Too Much Bling? Dos & Don’ts of Western Show Clothes

The Western world is notorious for bling--watch any Western pleasure class and you'll see silver-encrusted saddles and crystal-laden shirts and jackets. Some think they have to spend more money on show clothes than some do for school wardrobes. But is that always the case? GoHorseShow.com had me talk to some AQHA/APHA judges to get their … Continue reading Too Much Bling? Dos & Don’ts of Western Show Clothes

Teaching a Soft Touch to Your Horse

I've been lucky to be able to talk with some great trainers and learned a lot about how they work with their horses. In this article for the Paint Horse Journal, I learned from Heather Thompson how to teach "guide" to your horse for silent communication. A Soft Touch You've seen it in the show … Continue reading Teaching a Soft Touch to Your Horse