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Dam Spotlight: Magical Lena

Learn about the legendary reined cow horse dam Magical Lena and the affect her offspring have had on the horse industry.
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Is Your Mind Telling Your Body Lies?

Lifelong horsewoman Sheley Brien explains how your body reacts to what your mind tells it and how negative self talk can affect your riding.
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Tips to Beat Horse Show Nerves

Take control of your pre-horse-show jitters and nerves with help from these seasoned professional and non-pro riders.
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Horse We'd Love To Own: The Captain

The Captain is a talented and competitive horse that has not only proven himself in the show ring, but he's taught his owner how truly special horses can be.
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Give Me a Mare

I’ve seen it happen for years: people turning down the perfect horse because it happens to be a mare.
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Horse We'd Love to Own: Hez Heaven Sent

There are some horses who are just so kind and special that they are instantly loved by everyone they meet. Hez Heaven Sent couldn't be more of a horse that we'd like to own. Read all about "Diesel" to see why he is so loved.
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Dam Spotlight: Ebony Shines

Royally bred, exceptionally athletic, and gorgeously made, Ebony Shines was born belonging in the upper echelon of reining horses. This daughter of the legendary stallion Shining Spark made history as the first ever NRHA One Million Dollar Dam.
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From Your Circle to the Winner’s Circle

Those who surround you in your riding endeavors can help make—or break—your success in the saddle.
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A Meeting of the Minds

Here are 10 mindset tips for riding young horses from the Along for the Ride symposium from Andrea Fappani, Shawn Flarida, and Nick Dowers.
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