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Silver Dollar Circuit – A Competition On Its Own Level

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silver dollar circuit

There are shows that come and go. But, the Silver Dollar Circuit held from March 17-23 in Las Vegas, Nevada just completed its 38th consecutive year. With over 500 horses competing in a full host of classes, the show’s management is doing something right. In fact, they are doing many things that have competitors coming back for more year after year.

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Purchasing Your First Cutting Horse

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reining purchasingIt’s time. You’ve taken a few lessons and perhaps even ridden a show or two aboard someone else’s horse. Now you’ve decided you’re ready for your very own cutting horse. But how do you go about finding the right one for you? National Cutting Horse Association former president and AQHA judge Mike Mowery of Llano, Texas, offers this advice on choosing your first cutting horse:

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Gorrell & Smooth N Cash Win Holy Cow Performance Horses $25,000

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nrchaThe National Reined Cow Horse Association's most impressive equine athletes, the bridle horses, shined brighter than the lights of the Las Vegas strip at the South Point Equestrian Center, as the competition wrapped up in the $25,000-added Holy Cow Performance Horses Open Bridle Spectacular at the South Point Equestrian Center.

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Measuring Up

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measuring chaps Accurate measurements are key to fitting your horse showing chaps properly.

Some of us dread it, but it’s a fact. To find comfortable, practical, perfectly fitting chaps, we have to face the measuring tape.

Babe Woods is the resident artisan at Woods Western, where chap fitting has become an art.

“We’ve had a booth at the AQHA World Championship Show for around 20 years, and I’ve been doing this work for even longer,” Babe said. “I showed horses, worked for a trainer and worked in a western store. I saw the need for riders to get chaps that fit right and filled it.”

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Make Your Hat Tops With the Proper Shape and Care.

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Perfect Cowboy Hat

Lyle Lovett probably said it best: “You can have my girl, but don’t touch my hat.”

There aren’t a lot of things men take too seriously about fashion, but their hats are definitely one of them. You can tell a lot about someone by his hat. No hat is shaped exactly the same, but there are a few basic starting points depending on what corner of the show barn you’re in.

Here are some basic ground work for hat shapes and care. Find one that best fits your interest, and then crease it to your own personal style. Find shape that best fits your interest, and then crease it to your own personal style.

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