December American Quarter Horse Journal

This issue features coverage of the 2014 AQHA Level 1 (Novice) Championships, plus health articles to give you a jumpstart on horse-breeding season.

The American Quarter Horse Journal

All-time leading sire Invitation Only is featured on the cover of the December 2014 Journal. Read about this history-making sire on Page 62. (Credit: Shane Rux)

Historically known as The American Quarter Horse Journal’s annual stallion issue, the December 2014 edition is jam-packed with horse-health articles that will help horse-breeding hopefuls kickstart the season. 

  • “So You Wanna Breed Your Mare” is a Q&A with a breeding farm manager, providing tips on what mare owners need to know about stallion breeding contracts.
  • “Overseas Semen” looks at the export of frozen semen and how the practice is opening up a whole world of options for mare owners.
  • “Tools of the Trade” is a beginner’s guide to artificial vaginas for stallion owners.
  • “Match Maker” tests you on pedigrees that everyone should know.
  • “The Kindest Cut” examines the pros and cons of gelding a stallion. 

Also featured in the December Journal:

  • “Level 1 Exhibitor Hits the Jackpot” introduces you to Traci Nelson, plus a whole herd of other competitors from this year’s SmartPak West AQHA Level 1 (Novice) Championships.
  • “Eastern Fling” wraps up the Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 (Novice) Championships.
  • “Congress Was Cool” highlights our coverage of the All American Quarter Horse Congress. 
  • “Borrow a Trainer” has advice from AQHA Professional Horsewoman Nancy Cahill, who shows you how to manage your split reins properly to be a more effective rider.
  • “A Compounded Relationship” takes a look at how to safely compound drugs, plus the dangers of not abiding by these procedures.
  • “Taking It for a Spin” gives you a sneak peek at the new ranch division rolling out in January.
  • “Invitation Only Makes History” introduces you to the new all-time leading sire and gives you some insights to his everyday lifestyle at Ohio Pineview Farms.
  • “Gloria” is a tip-of-the-hat to the Minnesota Quarter Horse Association secretary who, after 60 years of service, is retiring this month.
  • “Making a Cow Horse” follows 3-year-old prospects on their path to a Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge.
  • “Breeder Spotlight: Dun Skippit” looks to a buckskin stallion who was – and still is – the pride and joy of the Schuetts family of South Dakota.
  • “Journal Family: Dr. Kellie Herrington” spotlights this hard-working, down-to-earth AQHA exhibitor.
  • “Snapshots” rounds up reader-submitted photos from around the AQHA and alliance event show scene. 

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 your style, order a single print copy by calling 800-291-7323. Single issues of the digital edition are available for purchase through the Journal app.