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Thursday, July 28, 2016

What Home Buyers Need to Know About Insurance

No sensible car owner would drive without insurance, so it figures that no homeowner should be without insurance, either. 
The essential idea behind various forms of real estate insurance is to protect owners in the event of catastrophe. If something goes wrong, insurance can be the bargain of a lifetime. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

In Some Markets, Home Prices Rise 5 Times Faster Than Inflation

It should come as no surprise that home prices continue to soar as the economy improves and more people enter what increasingly seems like an elbow-throwing, cash-hurling scuffle to secure the few homes available for sale.
But one region is seeing particularly dramatic gains. In the Pacific Northwest, homes are appreciating several times faster than inflation.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Three Lessons From the Lives of AQHA Hall of Fame Women

An AQHA intern explains three lessons she learned from American Quarter Horse industry trailblazers and how they relate to our lives today. 
When I arrived in Amarillo one month ago I was excited, anxious and, frankly, scared to death. Just three weeks prior, I found out that I had been chosen to be a summer intern with AQHA. I was beyond excited – this was a dream come true!
But when I pulled into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum parking lot during my first weekend in Texas, I wasn’t all too sure of myself and my abilities anymore. What if I had jumped the gun and taken this internship way too early in my college career? What if I totally messed up my first week?

Friday, July 22, 2016

Train Your Eye to Spot Good Horse-Health Characteristics

When most people set out to evaluate a horse, they hunt for faults. Instead, AQHA Judge Jim Heird, Ph.D. says to get into the habit of first looking for what’s good about the horse.
Before you can know what you don’t like, you have to firmly establish in your mind what you do like. Start by studying the breed ideal.
“Train yourself to find the horse that most closely resembles the breed ideal, with the most positive combination of balance, structural correctness, movement and appropriate breed characteristics,” he says.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Longest-Running AQHA Show in California Celebrates 50 Years

2016 was a special year for the San Luis Obispo County Quarter Horse Association Mother’s Day Circuit Quarter Horse Show: It marked the 50th running of the AQHA circuit.
How many AQHA shows do you know that can say they’ve been operating for this long? Not too many!
The May 4-8 show in Paso Robles, California, featured two arenas, with two shows going from cutting and working cow horse events to western pleasure, pattern and trail bringing both realms of the Quarter Horse show world together. The Mother’s Day Circuit is also one of the largest Quarter Horse shows in the state of California.

Monday, July 18, 2016

6 Signs a Home Seller Isn’t Serious About Moving Out

When homeowners round up a Realtor®, list the house, and stick a sign on the front lawn, it’s pretty clear they’re serious about selling their property. Right? Well, not always.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Cynthia Kenaston

“It’s gonna be a good year,” says Cynthia Kenaston. Not only was her second child born this past December but come July her new barn has its grand opening!

All the horses are being transferred to their new location over the weekend (June 4–5). The new facilities, which they built from scratch, is located in San Marcos, California, right off Deer Springs Road and near the freeway.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

All That Boon - Solid conformation. Sound minded.

The traits of an ideal horse, a horse that all trainers would want a barn full of. What could that ideal horse accomplish, could it possibly compete in a multiple show events?

With high-end performance events such as reining and reined cow horse becoming so specialized and detail oriented is it even possible to take a horse from one and show it in the other?

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Inaugural Wild Card Reining Challenge, 2016

Hearts, Spades, Clubs and Diamonds. Like the fourth suit in a brand new deck, the Wild Card Reining Challenge made a complete set of the Brumley Management Group’s annual offering of Reining shows.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Around the World with AQHA President Sandy Arledge

AQHA President Sandy Arledge has been sharing her passion for the American Quarter Horse on her many travels. Since my last blog, I have been traveling and sharing my love for the American Quarter Horse with both old and new friends.

The San Luis Obispo County Quarter Horse Association held its 50th annual Mother’s Day Circuit in Paso Robles, California, and I was thrilled to be able to celebrate the anniversary of the longest-running AQHA show in California.

Friday, July 8, 2016

NRHA Welcomes First 11 Million Dollar Sire: Topsail Whiz

Always in a league of his own, Topsail Whiz has made yet another milestone in the world of Reining.

The late Topsail Whiz has now become NRHA’s one and only 11 Million Dollar Sire. Less than two years after hitting the 10 Million Dollar Sire Milestone, the legacy of Topsail Whiz lives on.

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