Disciplines

Video: Introduction to Cutting

Learn about cutting horses in this introductory video from the National Cutting Horse Association.

Drosselmeyer Shocks in Breeders' Cup Classic

November 2011--Prior to Saturday, Drosselmeyer's biggest claim to fame came when he won the 2010 Belmont Stakes. Fast forward one year and five months later, and the WinStar Farm colorbearer can add a win in the Breeders' Cup Classic to his resume following an upset score under jockey Mike Smith.

Trail Riding. Courtesy H & R magazine

Lynn Palm Trail Riding Tips

Training outside the box is something that AQHA Professional Horsewoman Lynn Palm does with all her horses in training, especially the competition horses. It is an opportunity to strengthen the bond by overcoming new obstacles together and encountering situations not found in an arena setting. However, riders must always be prepared to confront the unexpected when out on the trail.

The Yost Family. Courtesy AERC

The Yost Family: Endurance Riding as a Family Sport

What's the perfect family sport for horse-crazy parents and their four young children? As the Yost family of Pocatello, Idaho, found out, endurance riding is a great way to spend time together doing what they love.

Jockeys to Sign Autographs to Benefit the Barbaro Fund and Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund

May 28, 2010--Join Pfizer Animal Health and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) at a special event to benefit the Barbaro Fund for Equine Health and Safety Research and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund. On Saturday, June 26, the day of the Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park, Edgar Prado, Barbaro?s jockey, and other jockeys will sign autographs for the cause.

Kyle Manion cutting. Courtesy NCHA Cutting

Cut Out for Cutting

Holy cow! That's about the best way to sum up my first cutting lesson. It came courtesy of AQHA Professional Horseman Teddy Johnson of Gainesville, Texas, as part of a shoot for ?AQHA Presents,? the AQHA?s TV show, which airs on America?s Horse TV, americashorse.tv.

Reining. Courtesy APHA

Watch NRHA Reining on Television

November 2, 2010--Since 2007, NRHA Inside Reining has brought the action packed sport of reining into millions of homes. Join host Jenifer Reynolds as she covers the industry?s biggest events. Reining?s most popular television show appears in prime time for 30 minutes three times each week in 2010.

Lisa Rasmuson and Preston. Courtesy AQHA

Lisa Rasmuson and "Preston" Work on AQHA Dressage Performances

Longtime dressage enthusiast and competitor Lisa Rasmuson shares her excitement over AQHA approving dressage classes.

Lynn Palm. Courtesy Lynn Palm and EquiSearch.com

Lynn Palm Clinic to be Featured at QuarterFest

An English clinic has been added to QuarterFest 2010. The AQHA Professional Horsewoman of the Year in 2006, Lynn Palm, is adding her expertise in English to the clinic line-up in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on May 2, 2010.

Personal Ensign. Photo by Barbara Livingston

Personal Ensign Dies of Natural Causes

The Phipps family announced today that Personal Ensign, who won all 13 of her career starts, including the 1988 Breeders? Cup Distaff, died Thursday, April 8, 2010, of natural causes at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Ky.

Steer Wrestler Lee Graves. Photo Dean Bicknell for Calgary Herald Archive

World Champion Steer Wrestler Graves Sidelined for 3-6 Months with Arm Injury

March 2010--Two-time and reigning World Champion Steer Wrestler Lee Graves underwent surgery March 23 to repair a torn bicep tendon in his left arm, and he is expected to be sidelined for 3-6 months.

The Doc Bar Heritage

Doc O'Lena was a small horse, but according to trainer Shorty Freeman, you can?t measure the size of a horse?s heart in hands. Unquestionably, Doc Bar was more than just another pretty horse. His conformation, passed on to his offspring, allowed them to be the performers they were and are. To view the Doc Bar future, let?s take a look at Doc O?Lena, one of his foals.

Two Are Named Top Professional Trainers During AQHA Annual Convention

During the AQHA Annual Convention in Kissimmee, Florida, two professionals were chosen as the best by their peers. Dianne Eppers of Grayslake, Illinois, was named the Professional?s Choice Professional Horsewoman of the Year. Jeffrey Pait of Sparta, New Jersey, was named Professional?s Choice Professional Horseman of the Year.

Lindy Burch on Bet Yer Blue Boons. Courtesy AQHA

Famous Cutting Horse Bet Yer Blue Boons

In 1998, Lindy rode her 8-year-old red roan mare, Bet Yer Blue Boons, in the NCHA World Finals in Houston. On the way to winning the world finals, Lindy and her mare marked a 233, an NCHA record for that event that still stands today. But the story really began six years earlier.

Dressage Rider. Courtesy Discover Horses

AQHA Welcomes Dressage As An Official AQHA Class

Dressage is now an official AQHA class -- one in which you can earn AQHA points, qualify for AQHA Incentive Fund earnings and compete for year-end awards.

Guide to Reining: The Maneuvers

All NRHA patterns are divided into seven or eight maneuver groups. The maneuver descriptions in this PDF can be found in the NRHA judge's Guide Section of the NRHA Handbook.

Activities in English and Western Riding

Western and English riders have a variety of mounted activities from which to choose.

In Her Own Words: Endurance Passion Born

Passionate but clueless in 1981, Darolyn Butler-Dial stepped into the endurance ride world for a single race--the Tevis Cup. Nearly 20,000 competitive miles later, she has never looked back!

Hunters, Jumpers--What's the Difference?

What exactly is the difference between hunters and jumpers? Find out how the two disciplines are judged in this article from Practical Horseman magazine.