Videos

Mount Up Right for Safety, Confidence

by Steve Stevens How you mount your horse can set the tone for a safe, effective ride. Here's how to get both you and your horse started on the right foot, complete with instruction from trainer Steve Stevens. Read More


Our Pick! Best Make It Work Moment

When he walked into the herd at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stallion Stakes this spring, longtime pro John Ward had no intention of cutting bridleless. But that’s exactly what he did when his headstall broke while working his first cow in the open preliminary round. Read More


Our Pick! Best Viral Video of 2015

“Walk with a purpose!” chided youth exhibitor Avery Mortman of Spring, Texas. Her no-nonsense showmanship lesson given to RODEOHOUSTON Unplugged personality (and non-horseman) Mark O’Shea had everyone in our office in hysterics. The video, posted to the event’s Facebook page, was viewed almost 100,000 times and shared more than 1,000 times—and that’s just on the RODEOHOUSTON page. Read More


5 Questions with Jake Telford

Which career would NRCHA trainer, million dollar rider, and now NRCHA futurity winner Jake Telford choose outside of horses? Find out this and more in '5 Questions with Jake Telford.' Read More


Win-A-Day with Brad Barkemeyer

We caught up with trainer Brad Barkemeyer to find out what he enjoys most about working with amateurs, what he focuses on in his program, and his most-shared piece of riding advice. Learn more about Brad, and then sign up for a chance for you and nine of your friends to win a day with him at your place! Read More


#WalkInOurBoots with Terry Swanson, Again

Roper Terry Swanson explains how the roping event is scored. Hint: It's not about speed. He also explains how he approaches each new season with a "be-better-than-last-year" attitude. Read More


#WalkInOurBoots with Alison Brantley

Cutting, boxing, and reining competitor Alison Brantley struggled to bond with her horse at first. This year she found herself in the finals in two of her three events at the AQHA Select World Show. Learn how she finally connected with her horse and how it paid dividends in the show pen. Read More


#WalkInOurBoots with Shelley Diede

by Alexis Bennett Shelley Diede of Mead, Colorado, shares how she's stayed focused during her second trip to the AQHA Select World Show, and how she got "hooked" on the ranch riding event. Read More


#WalkInOurBoots with JD Yates

by Alexis Bennett Roping trainer and competitor JD Yates of Pueblo, Colorado, explains that everyone has their own method to get focused for an event as fast-paced as roping. #WalkInOurBoots in this interview as he shares how he helps his riders ensure that they're prepared for success at every show. Read More


#WalkInOurBoots with Kim Gutowski

by Alexis Bennett Kim Gutowski of Littleton, Colorado describes how she came back, after 35 years off from riding, to qualify for the Select World Show. #WalkInOurBoots in this interview to learn her recommendation to riders who'd like to come back to showing after a hiatus. Read More


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