I’ve been showing Quarter Horses all my life. Along the way, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to succeed with horses.
Create a supportive vibe that feels good and makes you smile, and you’ll become a more confident, effective rider.
Use our list to build your own template that'll keep you organized and prepared every time you haul your horse.
It takes time to learn all the skills required for showing your horse well. Find success faster with my five recommendations.
Leslie Lange offers advice on how to fix dullness and achieve light contact in showmanship patterns.
Mastering the showmanship starts at home. Here I’ll offer some advice and share different exercises you can practice with your horse to improve your score.
The Company You Keep competing at an AQHA World Show
The secret to effective horse training is simple: You have to know when to quit.
Don’t be blasé about warm-ups. A proper pre-ride session avoids injury and sets your horse up to perform.
Create a perfect show bun with these style tips from renowned judge and Team H&R member Andrea Simons.
Sometimes cost and pedigree and professional training aren’t what make the difference. Sometimes it’s what’s inside that counts.
Keep your back-up straight and precise with position pointers.
Make and follow a game plan to fight show-day nerves and enable you to compete at your best.
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Sara Simons offers step-by-step instructions to keep this reader's horse from nibbling on her during showmanship classes.
Perfect your horse showmanship presentation by avoiding three common hand-position mistakes.
Use this tip to control thick hair before you put on your Western hat.
Three veteran exhibitors share the strategies that help them excel in the show ring.
Use this all-inclusive checklist to keep you sane and organized on show day.
Looking for ways to polish your showmanship performance? These tips will sharpen your precision and help you align your horse perfectly. By Jackie Lee Jackson.
Top Quarter Horse breeder and trainer Sandy Arledge helps you find the perfect Western show horse.
Master your showmanship pattern in the western ring with the aid of judge Shannon McCulloch-Verdier. From Horse & Rider magazine.
Prepare your stock horse weanling for the show pen with these five simple strategies from world champion halter exhibitor Mike McMillian.
Keep your horse's attention during showmanship classes. From Horse & Rider magazine.