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Coexisting with Country Life

By Neelley Armes Wrangling my family’s life on the farm might be like saddling a tornado, but the payoff is greater than any rodeo purse. Multitasking my family’s schedules and the responsibilities that come with farm life can be a whirlwind—often leaving me feeling...
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Pushing ‘Buttons’

By Jessica Hein Drawing from the ups and downs of his own life story, Kennis “Buttons” Fairfax is on a mission to promote positivity in the horse world. Entering the show pen can be intimidating—months of hard work and last-minute preparations culminate in one...
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Hold Your Horses

By Kalley Krickeberg Work on controlling your horse at liberty to help build trust and confidence. Controlling a horse while he’s loose—in the great wide open—is something I first learned to do out of necessity, but now it’s an activity I teach for its...
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Training Phases ‘New Puppy’

In my training program, I will usually accept a puppy as young as 12 weeks old; in reality, though, puppy training starts the first day you bring a puppy home. The best way to correct bad behavior is to never let it start. No...
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Fasion Frosting

This is an excerpt from the full article—get the whole story in the Winter 2017 Chrome magazine, which is sent to all current APHA members. Not a member? Join or renew at apha.com/join.
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Love of Horses

By Abigail Boatwright Encourage a lifelong love of horses in your child with these tips. Many of us grew up horse-crazy: galloping toy horses around our bedrooms, reading horse magazines cover-to-cover, and begging our parents for one more pony ride while daydreaming of having...
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