April 2014 American Quarter Horse Journal
The 2014 AQHA high-point winners are honored in the April Journal; read the digital edition for free this month.
March 31, 2015
For most, it’s a long, hard road to an AQHA year-end high-point title. Miles and miles down asphalt interstates. Night after night sleeping in hotels or living quarters trailers. Show after show of perfection in the pen. Ending the year with a high-point title in hand is no small feat.
That’s why the April issue of The American Quarter Horse Journal is dedicated to these champions. And to honor the multitude of high-point winners, the digital edition of the April Journal features a separate high-point supplement. This month, the digital edition of both the April Journal and the high-point supplement are free.
Whether you’re a die-hard competitor, recreational rider, or even just a horse breeder, you’ll enjoy the articles in the April American Quarter Horse Journal.
- "AQHA's Foundation" teaches you about American Quarter Horse history through the tales of the 16 ranches that have bred American Quarter Horses every year of AQHA's 75-year existence
- "Secrets to Memorizing Horse-Show Patterns" shares exhibitors' best-kept secrets for memorizing patterns for horsemanship, showmanship and trail.
- "Q-Fit" shows you exercises to use to build strength and increase your flexibility in the saddle.
- "Legends: Barfly Skip" tells the tale of a rank mare who in the long run became a rare gem for one young cowboy.
- "Barn Babies" is a chance for breeders to show off their 2015 arrivals. (Spoiler alert: These foals are precious!)
- "Borrow a Trainer" features expert advice from AQHA Professional Horseman Clay Logan as he explains how steer stopping can help fix roping problems.
- "Wheat and Chaff" shows you how to read a black-type pedigree.
- "Little Bits From Small Bales" explains how hay feeders affect economics.
- "Ride the Pattern: Horsemanship" is Part 2 of a three-part series where AQHA Professional Horsewoman Fill Newcomb breaks a horsemanship pattern into parts to make it easier to ride.
- "Lauren Diaz" is the inspirational story of the 2014 Markel youth all-around high-point champion, whose dream to win the title started eight years ago when she was 10.
- "Hayley Saul" highlights the third-generation AQHA exhibitor who clinched the 2014 Farnam amateur all-around high-point title on her home-raised-and-trainer gelding, Eyed Be In A Jam.
- "Smart Nu Shiner" shines the light on the 2014 Farnam high-point junior horse who has history of making great first impressions.
- "Mr Fritz Wood" tells the tale of a legend-in-the-making, 2014 Farnam high-point senior horse Mr Fritz Wood. Whether he's wowing the crowd during roping events or warming hearts during the para-reining class, this charismatic buckskin proved he has the ideal combination of talent, heart and mind that make the Quarter Horse so special.
- "Snapshots" shows off our read-submitted pics from around AQHA and alliance events and shows.