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AQHA Youth Art Show

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youth art showMark your calendars for the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum 2014 Youth Art Show opening reception on December 9.

The annual Youth Art Show is an opportunity for students to learn more about the American Quarter Horse and then express what they’ve learned through original artwork. The students’ creations are entered in a competition and could win cash prizes.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Riding Attire

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horsemans newsIt is important to think about what you are going to wear prior to working with or riding a horse, not only for comfort, but also for safety. This does not have to be expensive, and appropriate garments are not difficult to find.

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Unless you plan to go to a horse show, just about any type of shirt is acceptable, as long as it fits appropriately and is not so large or loose so that it might catch on a piece of equipment or tree branch.

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Hydration for Horse Health

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equine hydrationMake sure your horses drink enough at home and on the road.

If you could snap your fingers and remove all the water from your horse’s body, there wouldn’t be a whole lot left. The average adult horse’s body contains approximately 70 percent water. In other words, there are roughly 700 pounds of water in the average 1,000-pound horse.

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Western Regional Championships Put Versatile Baroque Horses on Display

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The California Show Horse Organization wrapped up its Regional Championship show August tenth at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. With classes highlighting horses of Andalusian, Lusitano and Friesian breeding, the show spotlights their unique talents and renowned versatility.

Nancy Latta, owner of Amandalusian Farm in Burbank, California explains, “This breed has the ability and mindset to do lots of different things. The more they do the happier they are.” For their patriarchal stallion, Mayoral LA that has meant retirement is not his favorite thing.

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Perez and Utopia Take the Top Prize in the Markel Insurance Grand Prix

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PerezOn an idyllic Southern California afternoon, the $30,000 1.40m Markel Insurance Grand Prix, presented by Davidson Communities, welcomed twenty entries. With a mixed field of veterans, young horses and rookie grand prix riders, Jackie Leemon's expansive course challenged but didn't over face the competitors. In a jump-off of eleven horse and rider combinations, seasoned partners John Perez and Utopia rose above the rest to earn the top prize.

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