Monthly Editorial

Clinton Anderson Training Tip: Use What You Got

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When it comes to training your horse, your imagination is your greatest tool. The more creative you can be in your lessons, the more interested your horse will be in his job. You've heard me say, "Consistency is your greatest ally and inconsistency is your greatest enemy." And that's absolutely true. It will take you a very long time to train your horse if you're inconsistent. However, just as important as consistency is, you have to be sure to include variety. Variety means mixing it up for your horse and keeping him guessing at what you're doing. It keeps him interested in his job and on his toes. However, you have to learn to balance the two. Too much consistency and the horse will get bored and resentful in his job. Too much variety and he will never learn anything.

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Budweiser Clydesdales topped 2014 USA Today Ad Meter poll

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For 26 years, USA TODAY's Ad Meter has tabulated the Super Bowl viewers' reactions to the notoriously expensive and often entertaining commercials aired during the game. The popular Budweiser Clydesdales often hit the top of the ranking, and this year is no different.

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AQHA Registration Certificate Photo

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Since the introduction of AQHA’s new registration certificate, submitting photos of your horse has been an ever-increasing inquiry at AQHA. Many members aren’t aware of the procedure behind the photo certificate. We want you to know your options.

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ASPCA Grants Assist Horses in Need

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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA) announced last week that in 2013 it awarded approximately $1.4 million in grants to support equine rescues and sanctuaries in 43 states and the District of Columbia. The grants were primarily awarded as part of the ASPCA Equine Fund, with 20 percent of grant money supporting the Rescuing Racers Initiative. The initiative aids in the rescue and rehabilitation of retired racehorses to save them from slaughter, repurposing the horses for other areas of the equine world and giving them a new lease on life for competitive events or pleasure riding.

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50 to 1 in Theaters March 21

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Mine That Bird, the underdog racehorse that won the 2009 Kentucky Derby, is the focus of a new Hollywood film 50 to 1 that opens in theaters March 21, 2014.  The news was announced by 50 to 1 director, producer, co-writer and racehorse owner Jim Wilson (Oscar®-winning producer of ³DANCES WITH WOLVES). Skeet Ulrich (Jericho, SCREAM, AS GOOD AS IT GETS), Christian Kane (Leverage), William Devane (24, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES²), Todd Lowe (True Blood, Gilmore Girls) and newcomer Madelyn Deutch star in the film alongside real-life jockey Calvin Borel, who plays himself in the picture. Faith Conroy co-wrote the script with Wilson.

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