Halter World: AQHA's leading halter exhibitors

The big boys and girls of the AQHA World Show were polished, primed and ready to go on parade in the Halter Division.The big boys and girls of the AQHA World Show were polished, primed and ready to go on parade in the Halter Division.

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Taking to irons for the gold

Hot N Blazing (Blazing Hot x Zippos Baby Jane by Zippo Pine Three) sizzled through the Junior Hunter Under Saddle to take the Championship with rider Nancy Sue Ryan. This was Ryan's ...Hot N Blazing (Blazing Hot x Zippos Baby Jane by Zippo Pine Three) sizzled through the Junior Hunter Under Saddle to take the Championship with rider Nancy Sue Ryan. This was Ryan's ...

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Sunny Delightful

The Florida Quarter Horse Association's Gold Coast and Gulf Coast Shows are the perfect venue for winter showing. Read on for an amateur rider's perspective of 13 days of fun - and hard work - in the sun. Northerners have known it for years: Florida is the place to be in wintertime. No snow to shovel. No ice to scrape. Wear your shorts if you dare to show your white legs, and enjoy the sunny sunshine state.The Florida Quarter Horse Association's Gold Coast and Gulf Coast Shows are the perfect venue for winter showing. Read on for an amateur rider's perspective of 13 days of fun - and hard work - in the sun. Northerners have known it for years: Florida is the place to be in wintertime. No snow to shovel. No ice to scrape. Wear your shorts if you dare to show your white legs, and enjoy the sunny sunshine state.

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Halter headlines for Ted Turner, Jr.

Halter horses are their own "special breed" in the show world of the American Quarter Horse Association, American Paint Horse Association, and Appaloosa Horse Association. Few have been as consistently successful in this specialized discipline as Ted Turner, Jr., of Turner Ranch in Aubrey, Texas, who knows exactly what it takes to bring home the blues with horses that aren't ridden at the shows. Rather, they are judged ...Halter horses are their own "special breed" in the show world of the American Quarter Horse Association, American Paint Horse Association, and Appaloosa Horse Association. Few have been as consistently successful in this specialized discipline as Ted Turner, Jr., of Turner Ranch in Aubrey, Texas, who knows exactly what it takes to bring home the blues with horses that aren't ridden at the shows. Rather, they are judged ...

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Tom Powers

Tom Powers' Triple Challenge 2002 experienced a tremendous change of scenery from last year. Exhibitors remember mud puddles, gray skies and long sleeves to accompany the 40-degree temperatures. This year horses and riders were basking in sunny, 80-degree weather.Tom Powers' Triple Challenge 2002 experienced a tremendous change of scenery from last year. Exhibitors remember mud puddles, gray skies and long sleeves to accompany the 40-degree temperatures. This year horses and riders were basking in sunny, 80-degree weather.

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Big bucks on the bayou

The Louisiana Quarter Horse Association Futurity shelled out big money to a record number 131 entries, Dec. 1, 2001, in Baton Rouge, La. at the John M. Parker Agricultural Coliseum on the Louisiana State University campus.The Louisiana Quarter Horse Association Futurity shelled out big money to a record number 131 entries, Dec. 1, 2001, in Baton Rouge, La. at the John M. Parker Agricultural Coliseum on the Louisiana State University campus.

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Conformation for Western Pleasure

The desired conformation in a Western Pleasure horse is within the eye of the beholder. Remembering that conformation affects a horse's strength, athletic ability, and movement. Certain types of conformation favor different kinds of movement. Some conformation defects handicap a horse in the way he moves. Shorter is usually stronger. Short, wide, well-developed cannon bones and flexor tendons are stronger than long, narrow cannons. A horse with a long back may have springy gaits and ...The desired conformation in a Western Pleasure horse is within the eye of the beholder. Remembering that conformation affects a horse's strength, athletic ability, and movement. Certain types of conformation favor different kinds of movement. Some conformation defects handicap a horse in the way he moves. Shorter is usually stronger. Short, wide, well-developed cannon bones and flexor tendons are stronger than long, narrow cannons. A horse with a long back may have springy gaits and ...

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Halter's top 15 sires

The death of the notorious Kid Clu in January 2001 left a large void in the halter industry. But as the babies he sired take up residence in stallion stations everywhere, he is certainly not to be forgotten.The death of the notorious Kid Clu in January 2001 left a large void in the halter industry. But as the babies he sired take up residence in stallion stations everywhere, he is certainly not to be forgotten.

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Pleasure's top 15 sires

What is it that makes a superior pleasure horse? The right bit, the right trainer, the right practice regime? Or is it a horse's pedigree that predicts his future like a crystal ball?What is it that makes a superior pleasure horse? The right bit, the right trainer, the right practice regime? Or is it a horse's pedigree that predicts his future like a crystal ball?

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Roberts Whistle Stop Futurity

Usually, the big story is what's happening inside the arena at a horse show. However, at this year's Roberts' Whistle Stop Futurity, held June 28-30, the news was about what wasn't happening.Usually, the big story is what's happening inside the arena at a horse show. However, at this year's Roberts' Whistle Stop Futurity, held June 28-30, the news was about what wasn't happening.

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