August America's Horse

America's Horsecelebrates authentic horsemen and -women in the August issue.

The American Quarter Horse Association

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If you’re a horse lover, then you also probably love looking at horses in art – so long as the depiction is accurate. There’s nothing like seeing a lovely, accurate equine, with correct conformation and appropriate expression. Or seeing tack that’s just like what you might see in the saddle room of a large ranch or a prominent racing stable, being used and fitted correctly. To paint it (or draw it), you have to know it. And that’s just what sets apart the artists in the America’s Horse in Art Show & Sale, which kicks off August 16 at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo. 

That authenticity is celebrated in the August issue of America’s Horse, AQHA’s exclusive member publication. Readers are introduced to Edgar Sotelo, who painted “Sentinel,” the signature piece of artwork. Sotelo is a breeder of American Quarter Horses, as well as an artist. 

Authenticity is perhaps the theme of the August America’s Horse, as there are plenty of “real deal” horsemen and -women featured in its pages. 

Take Johnny Trotter, for example. Before he became AQHA president, he wore a lot of other hats: cattle feedyard president, rancher, racehorse owner and team roper – just to name a few. Learn more about this multifaceted cowboy in the August issue.
June Holeman, at 71 years young, is another intriguing horse person you’ll want to meet. In this profile by freelance writer and fellow barrel racer Lindsay Keller, you’ll learn how June found success on board her hot home-raised and -trained horse, Hopes Money Boy.
Also featured in the August America’s Horse is a program that’s absolutely authentic, hewing to traditions started in 1876. Learn more about the Parsons Mounted Cavalry Unit of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets in this story written by a proud cavalry mom.
Other great features you won’t want to miss this month:

  • Miss Rodeo America Executive Director Raeana Wadhams offers some fun insights into this top-notch pageant, which is sponsored in part by AQHA. For instance, is it possible to compete at this level on a budget? And how does the horsemanship part of the pageant work? (Hint: It plays a huge role.) 
  • As always, America’s Horse strives to help make the Quarter Horse-owning lifestyle even more fun. In this issue, look for tips on backing your horse out of a trailer from AQHA Professional Horseman Brent Graef and then tips on backing your trailer, written by America’s Horse editor and trailer-backer-in-training Holly Clanahan. Both pieces are ones you’ll want to save and share. 

Don’t forget that the digital issue of America’s Horse always has great extra content. This month, that includes a column by Holly Clanahan on just how important it is to get your horse comfortable in the trailer. While photographing “I Won’t Back Down,” she saw one little colt gain confidence that will last a lifetime.
You’ll also go back in time with “From the Archives,” a journey into the vault of The American Quarter Horse Journal. This month, it’s a time travel to 1952, when Brush Mount and his get were becoming famous in the burgeoning racing industry. 

The digital edition also features a bonus page of Readers Write, unique horse markings submitted by our readers, and videos of June Holeman and the Miss Rodeo America pageant. 

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