Valley Performance Horses

Valley Performance Horses

Hobby Horse Farm

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Photos from Ebbers Quarter Horses & Paints's post 07/14/2022

Photos from Ebbers Quarter Horses & Paints's post

07/14/2022

The Ontario Amateur QHA is currently selling tickets on a Jetson Pro Electric Bicycle. We’ve been seeing more and more of these around the shows, and are certain it’d be a handy tool for anyone!

The convenient folding design makes it the perfect e-bike to pack in your trailer and bring on the road to horse shows.

Tickets are $10 each. Get yours today by sending an e-transfer to [email protected] and noting the following in the memo:

Raffle - # tickets - name

All funds raised will go directly to the purchase of year end awards!

https://oqha.on.ca/blogs/news/get-your-tickets-for-the-oaqha-e-bike-raffle

Timeline photos 06/28/2022

Timeline photos

06/28/2022
GoHorseShow - Five Tips to Boost Confidence on Show Day - with Jamie Dowdy and Jenna Tolson 06/28/2022

GoHorseShow - Five Tips to Boost Confidence on Show Day - with Jamie Dowdy and Jenna Tolson

GoHorseShow - Five Tips to Boost Confidence on Show Day - with Jamie Dowdy and Jenna Tolson In showing horses, we are participating in a sport defined by the five words, “you are now being judged.” When exhibitors step into the arena, they are subjecting themselves to the assessment of the judges, their fellow exhibitors, and spectators. It is an inherently vulnerable sport that requir...

06/27/2022
Photos from Valley Performance Horses's post 06/27/2022

Zippen To The Party 🐴

Photos from In-Stride Chiropractic & Rehab's post 06/24/2022

Photos from In-Stride Chiropractic & Rehab's post

06/22/2022

Breaking News: AHC Release Statement of Support for Amateur Rule Changes

The American Horse Council Board of Trustees and Show & Competition Committee have released the following statement:

Due to the decline of youth and young adult involvement with horses over several decades, and for the urgent need to engage youth and young adults in equestrian sports, the Show & Competition Committee calls on all equestrian competition organizations to review their amateur rules, giving greater berth of opportunities for properly certified or supervised amateur exhibitors to provide fee-for-services introductory riding lessons without the threat of losing amateur status.

See the entire press release here: http://www.equinechronicle.com/ahc-release-statement-of-support-for-amateur-rule-changes/

Timeline photos 06/21/2022

Timeline photos

06/21/2022
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06/20/2022
06/20/2022
Photos from I Am The Party's post 06/20/2022

Photos from I Am The Party's post

Photos from New Tin Shop's post 06/17/2022

Photos from New Tin Shop's post

06/14/2022
Photos from AB Equine Therapy's post 06/13/2022

Photos from AB Equine Therapy's post

06/09/2022
06/09/2022

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06/03/2022

June is National Dairy Month...a great time to educate consumers on the facts surrounding the industry and the every day commitment made by dairy farmers!

05/29/2022
05/25/2022

The storm at the Area 3 show was really scary I’m glad everyone was okay thank goodness 😬🙂

05/24/2022

Thankful and grateful….

05/19/2022

On my way

05/19/2022

Here’s to a great start to my vacation 🍷🍷. Poor Richard he has to wait till Friday after work to join me but at least he’s still smiling and coming to join me 🤗🤠

Photos from Dewar Performance Horses's post 05/18/2022

Photos from Dewar Performance Horses's post

A Celebration Of The Western Pleasure Horse (Again) - Show Horse Today 05/18/2022

A Celebration Of The Western Pleasure Horse (Again) - Show Horse Today

A Celebration Of The Western Pleasure Horse (Again) - Show Horse Today Seven years ago we published an article (below) that seems as relevant today as it did then and yet sad that the same issues keep coming up. I will be bold and say things have improved even more now with the value of these pleasure horses being transitioned to exceptional all around horses.

05/18/2022

Today’s training tip comes from an absolute legendary trainer, showman, breeder and judge Steve Heckaman.

Dealing with a Sour or Show Savvy Horse

“You need to become a good horse psychologist to come up with the answers to why your horse may be acting up. Sometimes if a horse is dominated too strongly or micromanaged to keep control in a pleasure class, the end result is a troubled performance. Your horse may be missing an important element and they react with mental energy in the form of rushing or anticipating. When a horse assumes they are in front of you mentally, they will also assume your place is back behind them permanently. They take control and take liberties as if you are just a reactive passenger and they get to plan the ride.”

“You should know the horse’s training history and use the information in your home and warm up prep. Freshening up your horse who is showing signs of being ‘used up’ and having burn out by changing their focus and pick different classes to show in. Western riding classes make better pleasure horses as they are asked to complete longer fast paced patterns. It is important to get the horse to do what you want it to do while they think it was their idea first. Trail class is also a great schooling class where you make your commands known with no assumptions of who is in charge.”

“A trainer should also coach the rider on how to make the corrections themselves. It won’t benefit the rider if they don’t know how to handle and/or right the wrong in their horse. It also won’t help the horse if it knows who and what they can get away with and who they need to perform for.”

05/17/2022

Excited to see everyone out !!!

May 21st at 2pm our first western games show
May 22nd at 9am our first English show

05/17/2022

To all my horse breeding friends out there. My mare has been separated from her foal for over 3 1/2 months now and she is still lactating I have taken her grain away for the first month and someone suggested feeding her straw any other idea’s out there ? Need help 😬

05/16/2022

Rich Strike scores shocking upset win in 148th Kentucky Derby

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