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Pro and Non-Pro Reiner Article Series 5

Pro and Non-Pro Reiner Article Series 5

I can’t say enough about how important transition work is in training. I believe a lot of riders don’t do enough of these in their workouts.

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Horse Industry Builders Roy & Joan Ionson -  To make a long story short… Part 2

Horse Industry Builders Roy & Joan Ionson - To make a long story short… Part 2

The first OQHA futurity was held at the Ionson farm in Georgetown. “I can see it right now,” said Roy. “Here’s my arena, it’s got a big wet spot in it, right inside the big doors. I got a pile of bark stripped off cedar posts and dumped a big pile of dirt on top of it and it held.”

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The newspaper is in its 48th year of publication. The Rider has special English, Western, Quarter Horse and general sections having many columns written by industry leaders, a comprehensive coming events section, stable, stallion, and service directories, real estate ads and classifieds. The Rider covers all English and Western disciplines as well as Quarter Horse Racing, Driving and various other breeds and disciplines. The Rider is distributed through subscription, through the memberships of our official association partners and through almost 300 tack and feed stores. The Rider is also available as a digital edition. 

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Pro and Non-Pro Reiner Article Series 5

Pro and Non-Pro Reiner Article Series 5

Posted in Home Page articles, western riding, Equestrian News

I can’t say enough about how important transition work is in training. I believe a lot of riders don’t do enough of these in their workouts.

Read more

Horse Industry Builders Roy & Joan Ionson -  To make a long story short… Part 2

Horse Industry Builders Roy & Joan Ionson - To make a long story short… Part 2

Posted in Home Page articles, western riding, Equestrian News

The first OQHA futurity was held at the Ionson farm in Georgetown. “I can see it right now,” said Roy. “Here’s my arena, it’s got a big wet spot in it, right inside the big doors. I got a pile of bark stripped off cedar posts and dumped a big pile of dirt on top of it and it held.”

Read more


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