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Serving as the voice of the American Quarter Horse industry for more than half a century, The American Quarter Horse Journal has brought its readers the greatest events, introduced them to legendary horses and people, and provided tips on riding, training, racing, management and health.

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Take a look at the stories in the 2014 August Journal:


  • Your First Look at the Journal (Page 4)
  • Take Care of Business Online -- Inside Look by Becky Newell (Page 6)
  • Mailbox (Page 8)
  • EIA Update -- Horse Health by Dr. Thomas R. Lenz (Page 10)
  • Rocket Bar -- Quarter Paths by Richard Chamberlain (Page 12)
  • The Illinois Cowboy Revisted -- On the Edge of Common Sense with Baxter Black  (Page 16)
  • Deux Really Does Mean Two -- Breeding Shed by Dr. Patrick M. McCue (Page 18)
  • Take a Fast Look with the Journal -- AQHA and Quarter Horse industry news (Page 128)
  • Your Last Look at the Journal (Page 224)


    2012 American Horse Publications Award winner
  • High-Plains Cowboy (Page 40) -- AQHA President Johnny Trotter says he grew up dreaming about being able to do what he's doing today. And now he's making a living at it.
  • Correct Fit: English Stirrups (Page 48) -- AQHA Professional Horsewoman Lynn Palm shows you how to adjust your stirrups to fit your leg and riding purpose.
  • Horse Show 9-1-1 (Page 52) -- Don't get caught off guard this show season – prepare for horse-show emergencies with these tips.
  • Straight Talk: Pete Kyle (Page 58) -- Pete Kyle, AQHA's new executive director of shows and judges, explains how he will be driving forward the AQHA Show Council's plan for growing the American Quarter Horse industry.
  • The Water's Fine (Page 64) -- Jump on into showing your American Quarter Horse at an AQHA show. We're happy to have you.
  • Stone-Cold Pretty (Page 70) -- Fast, pretty and AQHA World Show-bound? Check, check, check. This racehorse-turned-halter horse is turning heads.
  • Borrow a Trainer (Page 74) -- AQHA Professional Horsewoman Carla Wennberg explains: A good turn on the forehand is a horse's balanced response to the rider's aids.
  • World Equestrian Games FAQs (Page 78) -- Here is everything you need to know about the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
  • First Impressions (Page 84) -- Set the tone for your show-ring performance with a professional look. 
  • Making Cow Horses (Page 86) -- Follow along with 3-year-old prospects on their path to a Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge.
  • Hoof in Detail: Club Feet (Page 90) -- A club foot isn't always a crippling diagnosis.
  • Barn Babies (Page 96) -- Breeders share their 2014 arrivals.
  • Bob-and-Jerry (Page 106) -- For racehorse breeders Bob and Jerry Gaston, satisfaction comes with being as good as the best.
  • Diversified (Page 112) -- Barthle Brothers Ranch raises American Quarter Horses as a complement to its family-run cattle-centered enterprises.
  • Amateur Spotlight: Rodger Coday (Page 120) -- The fearless Select exhibitor never says 'No' when it comes to roping or a challenge.
  • Journal Family: Judy Morris (Page 126) -- Meet Select exhibitor Judy Morris. 
  • Equine Boot Camp (Page 136) -- The Minnesota Quarter Horse Association sponsors a boot camp for 4-H'ers for the fourth year in a row.
  • Snapshots (Page 140) -- Look through your barn pictures from AQHA or alliance events.
  • Region Eight was Great (Page 144) -- Exhibitors beat the heat with lots of water and even hotter competition at the 2014 Merial AQHA Region Eight Championship.
  • Region Nine, So Fine (Page 150) -- Exhibitors work to qualify for the AQHA Level 1 (Novice) Championships at the first Merial AQHA Regional Championship of the year. 
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