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Be sure to put the July issue of America's Horse on your summer reading list.

The American Quarter Horse Association
July 1, 2014

America’s Horse Cover July 2014

Check out the July issue of America's Horse featuring barrel racer and roper, Amberley Snyder, who is paralyzed from the waist down.

Lots of people are talking these days about their summer reading lists. And what defines a good summer book? A quick read. Inspirational. Fun. Something to talk about with your friends.

Granted, America’s Horse isn’t a book, but for busy horse people with limited time, it’s even better. Ten times a year in this exclusive AQHA member magazine, readers get a dose of inspiration, a chance to meet fellow members from around the world and lots of tips and tidbits to help them enjoy their American Quarter Horses even more.

In the July issue, we’re leading off with “inspiration.” Cover model Amberley Snyder, who was paralyzed from the waist down four years ago, has not let that accident define her. Instead, she’s making a name for herself as a motivational speaker, barrel racer and roper. There’s no way you’ll want to miss her story.

“Outlaw” Annie Bianco-Ellett is another strong cowgirl with an amazing story. She’s featured in the July issue for her work at the U.S. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, where Marines and defense operatives learn horseback riding skills that are often called into play in remote mountainous regions overseas. Annie is a world champion cowboy mounted shooter who also provided some training to the Marines, as their specialties meshed.

Other stories you won’t want to miss in July:

  • A gorgeous palomino Quarter Horse who makes his living managing Thoroughbred racehorses.
  • A Montana guest ranch that focuses on Buck Brannaman-style horsemanship.
  • A sixth-generation Texas rancher who speaks up in a documentary about agriculture.
  • A Wyoming singer-songwriter who lets her love for ranching and American Quarter Horses spill over into her lyrics.
  • A show secretary from England whose gruffness covers up a charitable heart of gold.

America’s Horse strives to make readers feel like they're part of an encouraging community. After all, we all love our horses and the lifestyle that goes with owning an American Quarter Horse. And part of that is, of course, sharing stories. We regularly feature unique markings, personalized license plates and photos of readers’ horses on the Readers Write page. And, of course, many of our story ideas come from our members, as well. Email us at aqhajrnl@aqha.org.  

And if you’re not an AQHA member? We’d love to have you as part of the community. In addition to receiving America’s Horse, you’ll get some amazing discounts from our corporate partners, you’ll receive reduced pricing on genetic testing, registration paper transfers and other AQHA business, and you’ll be able to enroll in great AQHA programs such as the Horseback Riding Program. Visit www.aqha.com/membership to learn more!

Don’t forget that AQHA members also have access to the digital version of America’s Horse. Visit www.aqha.com/americashorse to learn about our app for smartphones and tablets and the Web-based digital version that’s perfect for desktop or laptop computers. There’s always great content that’s available exclusively in the digital edition. In July, that includes inspiring videos of Amberley, a bonus page of Sage Remarks (a compilation of quotations from current events or literature) and a look back at the award-winning R.A. Brown Ranch of Throckmorton, Texas.

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