Posts tagged Showpen
Leading by Example

“I showed my first cutter when I was 11,” Cromer said. “It didn’t take long to love it. It is such a natural ability for the horse. The horse is better at reading the cow than a person is once you get them trained. It’s like a Border Collie. I like to explain it to people like that. It’s a natural instinct for a horse to work cows instead of other disciplines where they are trained to do a maneuver. That’s the difference to me. They are cow horses and they learn how to read cows and do a job instead of it just being what we tell them to do.”

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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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NSBA Recap

The National Snaffle Bit Association hosted their World Championship Show this past week in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The show is open to AQHA and all color breeds exhibitors. This marked year number twelve and ran from August 12-20. The NSBA World Show was held along with the Breeders Championship Futurity. 

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The Summer Sizzle: How to Dress Stylish and Comfortable in the Hot Summer Heat

This summer is starting off with high temperatures everywhere you look. Arizona is hitting record numbers around 120 degrees and the rest of the states are feeling it too. Wearing multiple extra layers while riding a 1200 pound animal can add even more heat to the mix. Check out these tips to staying cool this summer in and out of the show pen. 

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