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Looking Through the Eyes of the Assistant Trainer; featuring Austin Gooding

Almost all trainers start out by being assistant trainers for well-established people. They spend time riding and training with a mentor’s guidance to help them prepare for their own business in the future. Being an assistant trainer involves hard work and long hour days. They are usually doing grueling work all day, but it does have its benefits. Assistant trainers are able to travel and not be tied down. They are making connections and networking within the industry, along with establishing themselves. Austin Gooding, of Bauer and Gooding Show Horses, is creating a great image for himself under the guidance of this team.

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From the Land Down Under to the Land of the Free

Bill Norwood has been quite the traveler during his lifetime. The Australia native grew up showing and training all-around horses. He then made his move to the United States in 1997. Since moving to the states, he has lived in Texas, Oregon, California and is now back in Texas. Norwood has come to call Texas home and loves the ranch lifestyle the state brings.

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The Ranch Riding Extraordinaire

“Both of the horses were dead on that day and it must have been my turn to win,” Meadows said. “I was grateful that I did it. That’s a cool thing and I don’t know if I will ever do it again. I’ve never done it before. It was pretty cool to add that to my resume that’s for sure.”

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Fall Decor with Kimes

I would just like to start this post off by saying how much I love fall. I know, I’m not the only girl out there who is saying this but it’s more than just pumpkin spice everything for me (although that doesn’t hurt). Personally, I’m not a coffee drinker so no pumpkin spice lattes for me but that leaves more room for apple cider, stewed apples, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie and big hearty meals full of flavor and carbs! I love the changing of colors, the cooler temperatures and that beautiful layer of fog that hovers slightly over the ground at sunrise.

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