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Luck & Destiny

By Kristi Baker Impressions M L painted Kristi Baker’s dreams into vivid reality. In southeast Missouri the stars are so close to the ground you feel like you can reach up and touch them. They look like a glorious masterpiece in the sky—a place...
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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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Puppy Love

Amy Novacek’s service dogs Buddy and Hank transformed her life by providing her balance, health monitoring and freedom as she recovers from the aftermath of a devastating car collision. As a Labradoodle breeder, Amy is helping to better the lives of others in need...
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