The Arizona Fall Championship has included several new futurities for 2020 with a minimum of $1,000 added to the classes.
The Arizona Fall Championship is bigger and better than ever. Here’s what you should know about the event.
Master these milestones to get your horse ready to tackle all-around classes with advice from APHA Professional Horseman Mike Hachtel.
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.
When it comes to horse headsets, everyone has opinions. Before making up your mind, consider these factors.
It’s easy for you or your horse to become dependent on the rail when you’re riding. Break out of your comfort zone and ride off the rail with these exercises.
Focus on your comeback rather than your setback to move on from mistakes.
Are you doing right by your horse to ensure longevity in his showing career? Take this show-horse maintenance quiz to find out.
A rider’s gelding carries his head below his withers, even with constant correction by the rider. All-around trainer Patty Vatterott offers advice for retraining.
Get a mental picture of how your horse’s frame and tempo affects his way of going so you can be successful in Western dressage or other cross-training disciplines, like ranch riding.
Become a more effective rider by focusing on your position in the saddle and how it influences your horse’s response.
If you've fallen into a riding rut, try our 10 basic arena exercises. They'll have you and your horse moving in a whole new direction
Talk of delaying futurities and other young-horse events has leapt from private conversation to public debate (with the NCHA), and even reality (with the APHA). But will it truly help the horses?
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.
An equine behaviorist teaches you the why, and expert trainers teach you the how behind your horse’s anticipation—so you can nix it now.
Does your horse have a too-fast, strung-out jog? Ride to your own rescue with an exercise that will help you deepen and slow his stride.
Not sure how today’s pleasure horses are supposed to look as they perform? Here are specific do’s and don’ts, based on new rules.
Andrea Simons shows our reader how to make a great first impression on the judge—and maybe nab that next blue ribbon!
Use these expert tips to master the gait for any event and to gain better control of your horse.
Here's what judges expect to see when evaluating Arabians in Western pleasure.
Check out Vino's winning run from the 2012 AQHA world show senior western pleasure.