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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 6, 2016

In celebration of Mother’s Day, May 8, let’s honor some prolific mares of our industry.

Take our broodmare quiz, and find out if you’re a broodmare expert! Casey Hardy Photography.

Take our broodmare quiz, and find out if you’re a broodmare expert! Casey Hardy Photography.

Most people can agree that great mothers leave an impression that will last a lifetime and that a mother’s words of wisdom will forever play a role in your conscience. The same can be said for the broodmares in the Quarter Horse industry.

We’re thankful to broodmares for creating the great breed of horses that we know today, passing on their disposition, athletic ability and talent to their offspring. Read the rest of this entry »

Uber Launches UberHORSE in Partnership With AQHA

April 1, 2016

AQHA is proud to announce a new product that integrates American Quarter Horses into everyday transportation needs.

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Uber will be test launching its latest service, UberHORSE, in Amarillo, Texas, with the help of AQHA.

By Amber Hammes, Spring 2016 Marketing and Publicity Intern

The American Quarter Horse Association is pleased to announce that Uber Technologies Inc.,
an American multinational online transportation network company, has partnered with AQHA to test launch its newest service, UberHORSE, an American Quarter Horse taxi service. Amarillo, home of AQHA Headquarters, will be the initial testing city. If the service proves to be popular, Uber will consider expanding to additional communities within the year.

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St. Paddy’s Day

March 17, 2016

Got a “lucky” horse? In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, share your horse’s AQHA registered name!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We at AQHA hope you’re enjoying this happy holiday with your favorite American Quarter Horse.

Just for fun, we dug up some St. Paddy’s Day-themed registered Quarter Horse names from our database. But we also want to hear your Quarter Horse’s St. Patricks Day-themed name. Share it with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest.

St. Paddy’s Day Themed Names

Kiss Me Im Irish

Paddys Irish Whiskey

Sham Rocket

Irish Accent

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Spring Break

March 14, 2016

Road Trip, Tropical Suntan … In honor of spring break, share your horse’s festive AQHA registered name!

It’s Spring Break in Amarillo, the home of AQHA Headquarters, and we’re taking a short break from our regular Daily posts. Don’t worry: the office is still open to take your calls and take care of your AQHA business needs.

Whether you’re riding the teacups at Disneyland, risking shark attacks in the Florida waters, or just relaxin’ at home, we at AQHA hope you have a wonderful spring break!

Just for fun, we dug up some vacation-themed registered names. Add in your own!

Spring Breakup

Disneys Magic

Shark Attack

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Super Bowl 50: Kitties and Ponies

February 5, 2016

Fans of all kinds come out to celebrate during the Super Bowl. What kind of fan are you?

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Who ever thought cats and horses would hold such prominent roles in Super Bowl 50? Photo courtesy of @maregirlkk via Instagram.

By Camille Graupman, AQHA Communications and Digital Marketing Intern

The Super Bowl is right around the corner, and if you’re anything like me (a horse-enthusiast and overall animal lover), there’s a chance you’ve noticed something about this year’s teams: the mascots. Read the rest of this entry »

Horse Photography on Sale

December 22, 2015

Get beautiful photos of American Quarter Horses – for half the cost.

This beautiful picture - and many more - could be yours! Photo by Andrea Caudill

This beautiful picture – and many more – could be yours! Photo by Andrea Caudill

By Nicki Csenge, AQHA communications and publications intern

The artwork in the American Quarter Horse Photography Show & Sale is now on sale for 50 percent off! Grab a piece for your favorite Quarter Horse fan or treat yourself to a holiday present! Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t Let Cold Weather Hold You Back

December 21, 2015

AQHA Facebook fans offer their tips for riding in the cold, dark days of winter.

Stay warm and AQHA Proud this winter! Journal photo

Stay warm and AQHA Proud this winter! Journal photo

Compiled by Nicki Csenge, AQHA online communications and publications intern

Winter is coming quickly. For those of us that live in areas where winter means short days, piles of snow, and below-freezing temperatures, riding our Quarter Horses can become a hassle. I conquer the cold by using hand- and toe-warmers whenever I go out to the barn. They’re great for warming up bits before your ride too! Read on for tips from our Facebook fans: Read the rest of this entry »

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

December 21, 2015

Here are a few fun extras to get you in the holiday spirit.

Christmas Wimpy by Allison Grayson

Wimpy is all decked out for Christmas at AQHA Headquarters. SHARE THIS PHOTO ON FACEBOOK! Photo by Allison Grayson.

Daily is taking a break from posting from December 21 through January 1, but we’ll be back after New Year’s.

We wish you all a magical Christmas season and a happy new year. And we look forward to providing you with a new year full of great tips!

There are quite a few horses in AQHA’s registry with Christmas-related names. Here are a few:

  • Merry Christmas
  • Rudolph Red
  • Snowangel 229
  • Candy Cane Baby
  • Snowbaby Girl
  • Sugar Plum Annie
  • Snowball Cody
  • Fruit Cake
  • Abominable Kid
  • Snowball’s Chance
  • Deck The Halls
  • Snowed In
  • Fa La La
  • Snowflake Cowboy
  • Elf Assault
  • Snowman Doc Bar
  • Reindeer Zippin
  • Snowman
  • Santa’s Helper
  • White Christmas
  • Santa’s Lady Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Thanksgiving

November 23, 2015

In honor of Thanksgiving, America’s Horse Daily is taking the week off. In the meantime, tell us what you’re thankful for!

TurkeyBitsAmerica’s Horse Daily and AQHA wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. We hope you’ll take a moment out of your busy schedule and tell us on social media what you’re grateful for this year.

We’re grateful for all of our fans and readers who follow our posts and newsletters. We will resume our schedule on November 30.

We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with extra time to spend with your favorite friends, family and horses!

See you next week.

Horsey Halloween Stories

October 5, 2015

Read some famous haunted horse stories this Halloween.

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Thank you to our AQHA readers for sharing their horsey Halloween costumes. This Headless Horseman was inspired by the infamous character of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Halloween. Happy Halloween!

The tradition of the ghost story, of the uncanny and the supernatural interacting with the concrete world, has been a pillar of Halloween celebrations across many cultures.

Stories shared in the quiet darkness, around a fire or huddled together with friends and family is continually a favorite among people of all ages.

In honor of our horse-loving friends, we have compiled a short list of famous horsey Halloween stories to be shared during this years festivities.

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From Barrels to Bulldogging

August 4, 2015

He may be relatively new to the sport, but this steer-wrestling horse works overtime to get the job done.

By Mary McCashin for americashorsedaily.com

Tyler Waguespack and Wranglers Gold Man at the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo. Mary McCashin photo

Tyler Waguespack and Wranglers Gold Man at the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo. Mary McCashin photo

Wranglers Gold Man catches your eye the moment you spot him. The compact palomino gelding is nothing but muscle, and 24-year-old Tyler Waguespack couldn’t be prouder of his No. 1 steer-wrestling mount.

“We got him about two years ago,” Tyler says. “A friend of ours back home in Gonzales, Louisiana, found him for us actually. He was originally trained to be a barrel horse, but he was having trouble with the first barrel.

“When we went to try him, they told us he was 8. We got there, and suddenly he was 12. We bought him, and his papers said he was 14. He ages faster than any horse I’ve had!”

Tyler clicked with the palomino, though, and started working on what he himself says was a crazy plan.

“I got this crazy idea to try to make him into a bulldogging horse,” he says, “and it has just worked out great. I think he has finally found what he loves.”

The gelding is 17 now and has been on the pro rodeo circuit full-time since March. Wranglers Gold Man helped five steer wrestlers at the recent Cheyenne Frontier Days make it back to the short round in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

“I won’t let more than five guys ride him in a day,” Tyler said then. “Today is his hardest day of work. I usually don’t like to let more than three ride him. With the steers here getting that 30-foot start, he’s in high demand. I hate telling people ‘no,’ but his best interest is my No. 1 priority.”

The flashy, mannerly gelding is actually quite the easy keeper.

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Giving and Taking

August 3, 2015

This young steer-wrestling horse is known as needy, but he also gives his all in the arena.

By Mary McCashin for americashorsedaily.com

Paul Melvin and Duke W Goldseeker at Cheyenne Frontier Days. Mary McCashin photo

Paul Melvin and Duke W Goldseeker at Cheyenne Frontier Days. Mary McCashin photo

It’s not uncommon for a steer wrestler to put anywhere from six to 10 months on a young horse before taking him out on the road. However, that was not the case for rookie Paul Melvin and his stout mount, 6-year-old Duke W Goldseeker.

“Duke” is by King W Goldseeker, a grandson of Three Bars (TB), and is out of Sin City Hazzie by Sin City Zan.

Duke came to be in Paul’s life via Cudd Quarter Horses, LLC in Woodward, Oklahoma.

“He was originally trained to be a team-roping horse by my friend, but Duke is not that easy to get along with. I decided to try him and see how we got along. I only put about three months on him before I started hauling him. I just had so much confidence in him. He has really excelled; I think we’ve found his niche in life.”

It could be said the sorrel gelding is needy, to say the least.

“A lot of people think he’s just obnoxious as all get out, but he just really likes people and loves attention,” Paul says. “He wants you to pay attention to him all the time.”

Ironically enough, the 1,200-pound horse is scared to death of certain horses and gets picked on constantly.

“He has a buddy, and he has to have his buddy or he’d get the crap beaten out of him all the time. He has no reason to be afraid, but he lets some horses push him around and steal his food. I have to be really careful about who I put him with,” Paul says. “He puts up this big, tough front, but he’s actually a gentle giant.”

When he’s on the road, Paul takes steps to keep Duke in the best shape possible, giving him special feed and supplements.

The young gelding excelled at the recent Cheyenne (Wyoming) Frontier Days rodeo. After torrential downpour earlier in the week doused the arena, Duke helped Paul clock a 12.2-second run, in mud almost up to the gelding’s knees. He put more seasoned horses to shame.

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