Photo Essay: the All American Quarter Horse Congress

I've been meaning to share a few photos I took while I was covering events at the All American Quarter Horse Congress for the American Quarter Horse Journal. I picked a fun day to go, as it definitely showed the versatility of the Quarter Horse--from hunter under saddle, to pole bending, Western pleasure, and barrel … Continue reading Photo Essay: the All American Quarter Horse Congress

Training Horses: Borrowing from One Discipline to Improve Another

  Growing up riding horses, I never really put myself in the category of one type of rider versus another. I always would say that I was like a Quarter Horse--versatile and open to trying new things. I showed halter/showmanship, Western pleasure, trail, hunt seat, barrel racing, goat tying, roping, even started jumping in college. … Continue reading Training Horses: Borrowing from One Discipline to Improve Another

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