The American Quarter Horse Journal

In the show pen and on the track, American Quarter Horses and their connections are leading the way, and you have a chance to meet them in the October Journal.

The American Quarter Horse Journal
October 1, 2013

American Quarter Horse Journal October 2013 cover

The cover story this month – “It was Super!” – brings you highlights from the Ford Youth World in Oklahoma City. Don’t forget to flip forward a few pages to meet all the new world champions and see who now has braggin’ rights as a top-10 finisher.

Superheroes in Oklahoma City. World records in Ruidoso, New Mexico. American Quarter Horses and AQHA members are taking industry standards to new heights, and The American Quarter Horse Journal is there to chronicle it.

In the October Journal, you’ll find coverage of the 2013 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show and the 2013 All American Futurity. “It was Super!” brings you highlights from the Ford Youth World in Oklahoma City, and don’t forget to flip forward a few pages to meet all the new world champions and see who now has braggin’ rights as a top-10 finisher. In the Journal digital edition, you can watch video footage from the Parade of Teams, plus interviews with several newly crowned world champions. “One Flashy All American” takes you to the All American Futurity celebration in Ruidoso, where Handsome Jack Flash took the record-breaking purse in this year’s race.

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The October Journal is also chock full of training, nutrition, breeding and news articles, too. See what else lies in store in this month’s issue:

  • Borrow a Trainer – Learn how to add forward motion and movement to your gaits with the help of AQHA Professional Horseman Fielding “Bozo” Rogers as he shows you his tricks for training for ranch pleasure.
  • Like a Glove – Learn how to choose, fit and care for your chaps – the largest piece of clothing you’ll wear in western events. If you're still left with lingering questions regarding the latest in chap trends, be sure to watch the accompanying slide show in the Journal digital edition.
  • A Horseman’s Eye – The late Hall of Famer Charley Aruajo sheds light on his ideal American Quarter Horse. Breaking a horse into thirds, he continues the series by looking at the horse’s middle this month.
  • Adding a Fourth Dimension – Turning a cow horse into a four-event athlete takes experience, a little patience and being handy with a rope; AQHA Professional Horseman Les Oswald shows you how.
  • Plus This! – AQHA Professional Horseman Dick Pieper shows you how to get your colt started right for reining maneuvers, starting with the spin. The Journal digital edition even features video footage of Dick demonstrating how he teaches a horse to spin. Maybe your horse already know show to turn around, but we’re sure you’ll pick up some great tips from this renowned horseman in the “Plus This!” continuing series.
  • Feeding for the Awkward Stage – Check out these equine nutrition tips for wintering your long weanling and short yearling.
  • Quarter Chat: Cynthia Cantleberry – The legendary California horsewoman has “always had something to do with a horse.”
  • Amateur Spotlight: Sharon Kuebker – The amateur speed demon is hooked on team penning and ranch sorting. You can even watch footage from Sharon's Journal Winning Run interview at the 2013 Adequan Select World Championship Show, after she clinched gold in team penning, in the digital edition.
  • Breeder Spotlight: Robert and Rhonda Hall – Amateurs Robert and Rhonda Hall share their lives, their jobs and their halter horses. You won’t want to miss the exciting adventures of this duo!
  • Long View – Longtime breeder, business and saddle maker Billy Cook takes the long view on horses, the economy and family.
  • Amateur Spotlight: Andre Weber – This German horseman has crossed the Atlantic to compete in Versatility Ranch Horse, and even claimed top-level honors.
  • Barn Babies – Don’t you want to see your own foal featured in the Journal’s “Barn Babies” pages? Breeding season is right around the corner.
  • Making Runners – Follow along with 2-year-olds on the track in this continuing series featuring the connections of Hall of Famer C.W. “Bubba” Cascio and Fulton Quien Sabe Ranch, plus watch race footage of Quien Sabe Ranch's Tayte Me Down from the All American Derby trials in the digital edition.
  • One Grand Ol’ Time – The AQHA Region One Championship saw growth, a new location and a whole herd of returnees to the AQHA show pen. Don't miss the video highlight reel from the show, plus the accompanying AQHA Trail Challenge in the Journal digital edition.
  • Trying Something New – The AQHA Region Seven Championship is all about making opportunities happen for AQHA show-goers.
  • Alive and Thriving – Nearly 2,000 entries punctuate the 2013 AQHA Region Five Championship.

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