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American Stock Horse Association - National Collegiate Championship Show

This past month the American Stock Horse Association hosted their National Collegiate Championship Show in Sweetwater, Texas. The ASHA created the collegiate branch about fifteen years ago and it has become a popular program. At Nationals, students are placed into individual divisions based on their level of cow work, either Novice, Limited, or Non-Pro.

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From the Arena to the Stage with Jaida Dreyer

Many people know Jaida Dreyer as the winner of the first season of USA Network’s reality TV show "Real Country”. What most might not know is her history in the equine industry. She has been riding and showing horses her entire life. She won her first World Championship title at the young age of five. She continues competing across the country today.

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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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Adding Some Color

Wade Parks was born and raised around horses. His parents ran a boarding barn and gave lessons when he was growing up. Parks attended Middle Tennessee State University after high school. He started out his training career by working for Ty and Karen Hornick and Brian Cox. He then married fellow trainer Carly Parks and they now both run Parks Show Horses.

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Where There Is A Will, There Is A Way

 Erin Taormino is a talented woman. She is also fierce, hard-working and doing a fantastic job being a new mother. You might have heard of her name from the popular Netflix documentary, Down the Fence. In the film, you can watch Erin and her husband, Anthony, during their first year with their own business. Before we get into that, let’s go back a few years.

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