Posts in Western Horse UK
Lope Overs

With a bit of practise and a few handy tips, lope overs aren’t as intimidating as they may seem. At a three-day UK trail clinic held at Sovereign Quarter Horses, Tim Kimura, the Man of Trail (MoT), gave participants and spectators guidance on how to successfully navigate this obstacle.

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Craftsmanship - Leather work

As time has gone on and fashion has become a big part of western riding and the associated equipment; chaps and chinks have become an item that a rider can totally customise - from leather colour and style, to the tooling and hardware used. 

In the show ring - protection is not needed, except for cattle classes where it’s possible to sustain rope burns, and rodeo where a protective layer is essential to protect the rider against bull horns. It’s common place for the chaps known as batwings to feature sponsors’ logos.

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Congress Queen

There is a quote that says, “From the outside looking in, it’s hard to understand. From the inside looking out, it’s hard to explain it.” These words help put into perspective the life of being a queen within the equine industry. From the outside looking in, I have been perceived as just a pretty face. From the inside looking out, it can be difficult to put into words not only the amount of work I have put into achieving my queen titles and the commitment of being a reigning queen, but also all that I have gained from my titles, which include 2014 All American Quarter Horse Congress Queen. I have been active with breeding and showing American Quarter Horses my entire life, growing up on my family farm in Ohio. 

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