August 31, 2011
August 31, 2011
AQHA’s Guess That Horse contest, sponsored by The American Quarter Horse Journal, takes place Wednesdays at 1 p.m. CDT.
Welcome to Guess That Horse. Today’s winner receives a “Showing to Win: Western Pleasure” DVD, courtesy of The American Quarter Horse Journal.
When the contest is live, 10 hints will be posted, one at a time, every few minutes on this page. Refresh your browser periodically for new hints. Please post your guesses into the “comments” box below. The first person to correctly identify the American Quarter Horse wins the prize.
The winner will be announced after all the hints are given; participants must provide a valid e-mail address to to be eligible for the prize.
Contest is closed.
Hint #1: This American Quarter Horse was born in Texas.
Hint #2: This Quarter Horse is a gelding.
Hint #3: He was born in 1995.
Hint #4: He has 900 lifetime amateur points.
Hint #5: He is still showing.
Hint #6: He has 432 open trail points.
Hint #7: He has $41,348.87 in Incentive Fund Earnings.
Hint #8: This gelding is qualified in four events at the 2011 AQHA World Championship Show.
Hint #9: This horse truly exemplifies the versatility of the American Quarter Horse breed.
Final hint: This horse has a strong tie to the AQHA Adequan Select World Championship Show.
Congratulations to Diane for being the first person to correctly identify Zips Hidden Resource in today’s Guess That Horse contest! Zips Hidden Resource and Teresa Fletcher were the All Around Amateurs at the 2003 Adequan Select World Championship Show.
Be sure to join us next Wednesday at 1 p.m. CDT for another round of Guess That Horse!
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August 30, 2011
Before you saddle up, use these stretching tips to increase your seat and balance.
Tips from Cyril Pittion-Rossillon
A loosening-up period on the ground enables riders to be stretched and mentally prepared before getting on the horse, eliminating the adjustment time a rider usually has when he or she first mounts. Read the rest of this entry »
August 29, 2011
We’re having a great ol’ time down at the Adequan Select World Championship Show in Amarillo.
Aside from the world-class competition, as one can always expect from an AQHA world championship show, the Adequan Select World is a good mix of coffee and camaraderie, pep and parties.
We’re only on Day 2 at the Adequan Select World, which runs August 28 – September 3, but we’ve already got some highlights from parties and competition to share:
August 29, 2011
How donating to the American Quarter Horse Foundation can heal yourself and others.
April 19, 1995, was a day that so many — myself included — remember as the day of the Murrah Building bombing in Oklahoma City. It was also the day Lark It Or Leave It, a little steel-gray colt, made his entrance into the world, born in Wichita Falls, Texas, with me and my husband at his side.
He became my best friend, the one whose shoulder I could always lean on, and who bookended my days — no matter how busy the day had been, morning and night feedings were always paused, just for a few minutes, while “Junior” got some personal attention. He was a great ride: light, responsive and just opinionated enough to keep things interesting. And as flighty as he could be with me on occasion, when he filled his role as a little girl's therapy horse, he became a solid rock, again offering a steady shoulder on which to lean and a magical back on which to fly.
You can imagine that we were all more than a little lost when he left us February 28, 2011, after a short fight against enteritis and colitis. Hopes and prayers and the best veterinary care we could find couldn't kick-start a digestive system that simply quit working. Read the rest of this entry »
August 29, 2011
Ever wonder if one mare's pregnancy can trigger a false pregnancy in another? Dr. Tom Lenz, past president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, weighs in on the subject.
Is it possible that the broodmare is producing milk based on the other horse's due date? I checked with her previous owners and he said she lost her last foal, which would have been her fourth.
Is it possible that she is going through a false pregnancy?
August 29, 2011
Tips for camping with your horse.
From America’s Horse
Tired of riding around in circles in the back pasture?
Ready for some real adventures?
Commune with nature and go camping with your horse!
This outdoors, back-to-nature excursion requires a good deal of planning, but it will be worth it. Here are some things to keep in mind.
August 26, 2011
The versatile sire is best known for his barrel racing progeny.
In his first foal crop, Flit Bar sired a cutting money earner and a winner of five races. In all, the 1956 chestnut stallion sired five AQHA Champions with winners on the track, in halter and performance classes.
Bred by the legendary Bud Warren of Perry, Oklahoma, Flit Bar should have been a sprinter. By Warren’s Hall of Fame stallion Sugar Bars and out of a match-racing phenom named Flit (who was by Leo and out of a Joe Hancock mare), Flit Bar raced only three times for owner E.L. Gosselin of Edmond, Oklahoma. Known for breaking hard from the gate but being unable to sustain the speed, the disappointing stallion was sold to A.T. Ferree of Skiatook, Oklahoma. Ferree then sold Flit Bar to George Tyler for $1,750. Read the rest of this entry »
August 25, 2011
Good equine health care is part of the equation for racetrack success.
From AQHA Corporate Partner Merial
For American Quarter Horse breeder, racing enthusiast and barrel racer Christina Zehender of Fort Jennings, Ohio, the proof is in the racetrack payout. But the cash might have remained on the table had it not been for her willingness to give a promising 4-year-old one more chance.
Christina’s gelding, Quickflyin Elin, bolted out of the gate as a 2-year-old, finishing his inaugural year on the track with a win by more than two lengths at the Buckeye Futurity. But as a 3-year-old, “Eli” didn’t seem to be quite as good. Read the rest of this entry »
August 24, 2011
No matter where you are, you can follow the Adequan Select World Championship Show online.
Whether you’re at home, abroad or in Amarillo, you can catch all of the action at the 2011 Adequan Select World Championship Show in Amarillo August 28 – September 3 at www.aqha.com/selectworld.
The Adequan Select World website has everything you’ll need during the event: free live video feed, competitor resources and Journal at the World coverage of the show, courtesy of The American Quarter Horse Journal.
Take a look at few of the competitor resources on the Adequan Select World website:
- Competitor’s bio form
- Working orders
- Judges list
- Host hotels
- RV reservation forms
- Qualifier’s handbook
August 24, 2011
Put the right outfit together for the youth arena.
Youth riders can be a tough. They are constantly growing, and the styles and designs older riders wear can sometimes be too much for young competitors. Keep in mind these few tips when dressing for youth classes: Read the rest of this entry »
August 23, 2011
AQHA’s Guess That Horse Contest, sponsored by the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum , takes place Wednesday at 1 p.m. CDT!
Welcome to Guess That Horse.
Today’s winner receives a print reproduction of An American Icon by Steve Devenyns. This is the signature piece
in the 2011 America's Horse in
When the contest is live, 11
hints and the picture of the horse will be posted, one at a time, every few minutes on this page.
Refresh your browser periodically for new hints.
Please post your guesses into the comments box below.
The first person to correctly identify the American Quarter Horse wins the beautiful prize. Read the rest of this entry »