August American Quarter Horse Journal

Get horse-training tips and horse-showing advice in the August American Quarter Horse Journal.

The American Quarter Horse Journal

With each issue of The American Quarter Horse Journal, the Journal staff aims for the magazine to be as versatile as the breed it serves. With that in mind, here’s a look at the articles included in the August Journal

Your options for reading the Journal are just as versatile. Try the digital edition, mobile app and print formats. Visit to explore your options.

  • “High-Plains Cowboy” gives you a look into the life of AQHA President Johnny Trotter.
  • “Correct Fit: English Stirrups” teaches you how to correctly adjust your stirrups to fit your leg and riding purpose.
  • “Show 9-1-1” provides you with the tips you need to be prepared for any horse-show emergency.
  • “Straight Talk: Pete Kyle” shares the AQHA Show Council’s plan for growing the American Quarter Horse show industry.
  • “The Water’s Fine” encourages you to show your American Quarter Horse at an AQHA show.
  • “Stone-Cold Pretty” introduces you to a record-setting racehorse who is now AQHA World Show bound.
  • “Borrow a Trainer” teaches you how to execute a good turn on the forehand.
  • “World Equestrian Games FAQs” answers all your 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games questions.
  • “First Impressions” helps you set the tone for your show-ring performance with a professional look.
  • “Making a Cow Horse” follows the training of 3-year-old prospects on their path to a Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge.
  • “Hoof in Detail: Club Feet” explains how a club foot isn’t always a crippling diagnosis.
  • “Barn Babies” gives you a look at breeders’ 2014 arrivals.
  • “Bob-and-Jerry” introduces you to racehorse breeders Bob and Jerry Gaston.
  • “Diversified” tours you around Barthle Brothers Ranch, a family-run cattle-centered enterprise with an interest in raising quality American Quarter Horses.
  • “Amateur Spotlight: Rodger Coday” tells you the story of a fearless Select exhibitor who never says “No” when it comes to roping or a challenge.
  • Journal Family: Judy Morris” introduces you to Select amateur exhibitor Judy Morris.
  • “Equine Boot Camp” tells you about the Minnesota Quarter Horse Association’s sponsorship of a boot camp for 4-H’ers.
  • “Snapshots” gives you a peek at barn pictures from AQHA or alliance events.
  • “Region Eight was Great” recaps the hot competition at the 2014 Merial AQHA Region Eight Championship.
  • “Region Nine, So Fine” shares the hard work of exhibitors at the first Merial AQHA Regional Championship of the year.

The American Quarter Horse Journal is as versatile as the breed. A subscription to the Journal includes both print and digital, and the digital edition of the Journal features bonus content, such as video and slide shows. 

Head to to access the digital edition as a current subscriber, download the new Journal app or become a subscriber today. And if print is more of your style, order a single print copy from 800-291-7323.