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The American Quarter Horse Journal

The November American Quarter Horse Journal is as versatile as the breed.

The American Quarter Horse Journal
November 1, 2013

November 2013 American Quarter Horse Journal cover featuring Greyt Socks and Thomas Hicks

A ranch pleasure horse is featured for first time the cover of the Journal. The 2013 Adequan Select ranch pleasure world champions, Greyt Socks and Thomas Hicks, grace the November cover.

You’re involved in the American Quarter Horse industry thanks to a love for the Horse, plus the continuing pursuit of being a better horseman and enjoying fellowship with like-minded folks. Lucky for you, the November American Quarter Horse Journal gives you a multitude of opportunities to learn something new or meet another horseman like you.

Versatile is the perfect word to describe the American Quarter Horse. Of course, the Association’s official publication should be that as well. The Journal aims to be as versatile as the breed in every issue, and the November Journal is no exception. 

The November Journal is chock full of training, health, marketing and news articles, offering you a chance to learn something new:

  • Borrow a Trainer – Determine the rein and stirrup lengths you need to be an effective rider with help from AQHA Professional Horseman Jackie Krshka. Watch the accompanying video in the Journal digital edition, where Jackie shows you the proper rein and stirrup length for horsemanship classes.
  • Degenerative Joint Diseases – A veterinarian-guided approach to joint health can help prolong your horse’s athletic career.
  • Marketing Math – Find out why the AQHA Incentive Fund is the best marketing plan you can use for your stallion.
  • A Horseman’s Eye – The late Hall of Famer Charley Araujo sheds light on his ideal American Quarter Horse, focusing this month on the horse’s hind end. Longtime exhibitor and veterinarian Dr. Bob Story shares his insights on the importance of form-to-function conformation in a video featured in the digital Journal.
  • Plus This! – Get your colt started right with AQHA Professional Horseman Dick Pieper’s help for stops and rollbacks, or use the legendary horseman’s advice to hone your seasoned mount. Exclusive to the digital Journal, be sure to watch the stop-and-rollback training video with Dick.
  • Taking Root – A new title sponsor, six challenges and at least $90,000 in added money are just a few of the reasons 2014 will be a great year for ranch horses.

Part of the joy of being an American Quarter Horse owner is growing lifelong friendships. Here’s your chance to meet someone like you in the November Journal:

  • Breeder Spotlight: The Crofoot Trend – Branding at Bitter Creek Ranch is the truest test of the horses that the Texas Panhandle’s Crofoot Ranches LLP aims to raise.
  • Goin’ for the Gold, Silver and Bronze – Age isn’t a factor for the 50-, 60-, 70- and 80-year-old exhibitors who laid it all out on the line at the 2013 Adequan Select World Championship Show. Meet the competitors who captured gold, as well as the hearts of the crowd. Tune in to the Journal digital edition, featuring a video interview with 2013 Farnam Select All-Around Amateur Linda Coakley.
  • Journal Family: Claudia Brown – Meet Select amateur exhibitor Claudia Brown of Liberty, Ohio, spotlighted in the inaugural edition of the “Journal Family” feature.
  • Quarter Chat: Sam Rose – Raised with mentors most horsemen can only dream about, Sam Rose boasts a good deal of wisdom and some illicit tales from a life lived horseback.
  • Breeder Spotlight: The Fischer Family – More than 30 years of carefully breeding American Quarter Horses has given this Kansas family a lot more than horses. Don’t miss the video interviews with the Fischers in the digital Journal.
  • Great Rides: Kim Lindsey and Judys Ten – The Dickens, Texas, cowgirl and her buckskin gelding laid their hearts on the line for a Select world cow horse world championship. Check out the digital Journal for a video interview with the rancher-turned-world-champion.
  • All Good, All Around – The AQHA Region Two Championship in Rapid City, South Dakota, wrapped up 2013 bigger than ever, thanks in part to a herd of selfless volunteers, including those fighting their own battles outside the show pen.

Journal subscribers have access to the digital edition of the magazine, which they can access from a computer or tablet device, such as an iPad or Kindle Fire. 

Visit www.aqha.com/journal to read the digital edition of the November Journal, or subscribe today to receive instant access to the digital Journal. 

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