November 11, 2013
By Larri Jo StarkeyThe American Quarter Horse Journal
Sara Gugelmeyer of Dalhart, Texas, demonstrates the ranch pleasure pattern November 11 on Colonels Miss Chic. AQHA judge Jim Heird was the clinician for the Nutrena Ride the Pattern clinic, which was videotaped and will eventually become a DVD. (Journal photo)
Ranch pleasure competitors gathered at a Nutrena Ride the Pattern clinic November 11 to learn some hints from Jim Heird, an AQHA judge who judged the first open ranch pleasure world championship class.
The preliminaries for AQHA’s first amateur ranch pleasure world championship begin at noon on November 12, and Jim had plenty of advice for the amateurs on how to approach the pattern at the 2013 AQHA World Championship Show. Some of his hints about the World Show pattern and ranch pleasure in general:
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