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Pros share their top showing and training tips
by Robyn Duplisea
Show Horse Today had the opportunity to speak with some of the very best judges, trainers and clinicians in our industry and ask for their top training and showing tips.   
I have realized while compiling these “mini lessons” and tips, that


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Part 9: Wrapping Things Up!
Here we are! Our final installment in AQHA Professional Horseman and Judge Mark Sheridan’s series “How do I give my horsemanship patterns the polished look that can win, and what are the first things that catch your eye as a judge?” He has taken you through it


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Part 8: Riding That Perfect Pattern
Still looking for that edge in your horsemanship patterns? AQHA Horseman and Judge, Mark Sheridan has a few more tricks up his sleeve! We are getting down to the dirty details in this issue, talking about cones and backing. Use this series to iron out any


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Part 7: Rail Performance After Your Pattern
Have you been feeling the burn from Mark Sheridan’s last article? Mark shared some great tips for exercises to get in your best horseman­ship shape and position! “How do I give my horsemanship patterns the polished look that can win, and what are the first


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Part 6: Are You Fit for the Ride?
Are you ready to take your riding in horsemanship classes to the next level? Mark Sheridan continues to answer the question, “How do I give my horsemanship pat­terns the polished look that can win, and what are the first things that catch your eye


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Part 5: Riding a Perfectly Round Circle
Last month, AQHA Professional Horseman and Judge Mark Sheridan shared some of his pet peeves with riding your horsemanship pattern. He has been answering the question “How do I give my horsemanship patterns the polished look that can win, and what are the first things


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Part 4: Take You and Your Horse to the Next Level
Mark Sheridan, AQHA Professional Horseman and Judge, has been teamed up with Show Horse Today these past few months to bring you horsemanship help!
By sharing tips on attire, position and patterns, he answers the question “How do I give my


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Part Three: The Finer Points of Riding the Pattern
AQHA Professional Horseman, trainer and judge Mark Sheridan has teamed up with Show Horse Today to lend his knowledge about how to improve your horsemanship class. Mark has taught us about hats, proper attire, the beginning of your pattern and proper position in


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Preparing for Horsemanship with Mark Sheridan

Part Two: The Best Way to Start Your Class Off
Welcome to the next installment of Mark Sheridan’s series on horsemanship! AQHA Professional Horseman, trainer and judge Mark Sheridan is joining Show Horse Today to lend his knowledge about horsemanship. The first article was featured in January Show Horse Today, where Mark


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PleasureHorse.com and Show Horse Today would like to extend a warm welcome to AQHA Professional Horseman, trainer and judge Mark Sheridan, our latest contributor! Mark will be sharing his knowledge in the next few weeks, all the while answering the question:
”How do I give my horsemanship patterns the polished look that


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Courtesy of Silver Dollar Circuit – Daily Stride
By: Lindsay Perraton
B.T. is what they called the Trail era “Before Tim” Kimura, when Trail was the disjointed, black sheep of the horse show world. “It was always the last class of the day, there were barely any entries, and nobody wanted to


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Leonard Berryhill

By Gabrielle Sasse
Horse trainers must wear a lot of hats nowadays; more than just cowboy hats, hunt caps or even the fancy driving hats. They are accountants, stall cleaners, grain orderers, show clothes advisers, haulers, and even sometimes a mom or dad to their clients, when needed. We spoke to Leonard


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by Melinda Davison
It’s no wonder Western Riding has increased in popularity over the years.  Not only has the talent level increased but so have the class numbers.  The flowing stride and rhythmic precision of lead changes can captivate onlookers and riders alike.  
Attaining that high level of talent doesn’t come without


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By: Barbara Aitken Jenkins
In the last installment of A Blank Canvas: Starting Colts series, Kyle Flatter and Ed Harrison continue progressing their colts in a quiet, consistent manner that although is different in methods and approaches, is effective in progressing the colts into becoming successful show horses.
Once Kyle’s colts are


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Unveiling your horse’s talents in the Trail class with World and Congress Champion trainer Kelly McDowall.
by Robyn Duplisea
Trail has quickly become one of the most popular events at any horse show. People of all ages and skill levels have fallen in love with the event, both as participants and spectators.


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