Get your Horses Ready for Spring

Prepare for spring and summer horseback riding by taking a look inside the April 2014 issue of The American Quarter Horse Journal.

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This week’s videos on AQHA’s YouTube channel include an inside look of the April issue of The American Quarter Horse Journal; a chance to meet American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame inductees, Dashingly and Donald “Curly” Smith; and a peek inside the beautiful Drowsy Water Ranch vacation spot.

The AQHA Video channel on YouTube includes a variety of videos from all segments of the equine industry that anyone from the professional horseman to the casual trail rider will find interesting, entertaining and educational.

The American Quarter Horse Journal
Take a look inside the April 2014 issue of The American Quarter Horse Journal, featuring horse-training, -showing and -breeding articles to get you and your horses ready for spring. Read the Journal in one of three ways: download the free Journal app, log in to read the digital edition online or enjoy the Journal in print. And the April Journal digital edition is free this month at

The 1979 mare Dashingly won $1.754 million on the track during her American Quarter Horse racing career, one of the richest mares in AQHA history and one of the few racing millionaires who earned that much money without winning the All American Futurity. Learn more about this 2014 American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame inductee.

Donald ‘Curly’ Smith
Donald “Curly” Smith loved American Quarter Horse racing. Starting as a jockey’s agent, he later became a saddling paddock judge before going to work in the racing office, eventually becoming the racing secretary at Los Alamitos Race Course and later the director of racing for the track. Smith was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2014.

Drowsy Water Ranch
Ever dream of a vacation that involves horses? Then consider visiting a guest ranch where horseback riding is the top activity. Guest ranches, also called dude ranches, have been vacation getaways since the late 1800s. Take a peek at Drowsy Water Ranch in Colorado, a member of the Dude Ranchers Association, and learn more about guest ranch activities and amenities.

Thanks to AQHA’s corporate partners, including SmartPak, Bank of America, Zoetis, John Deere and Farnam, every video episode is available 24/7 with no subscriptions or fees. This is just another way AQHA corporate partners make AQHA membership worthwhile. Check out all of the discounts, special offers and promotions offered exclusively to AQHA members by AQHA’s corporate partners.

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