Paints are reaching forward in every class—from ranch riding to Western pleasure—thanks to the frequent inclusion of extended gaits. Whether it’s to cover more ground or make proper distances between fences, riders should be prepared to extend their horses’ gaits in every arena.
But extending your horse’s stride isn’t about simply going faster—and making these longer strides look pretty can be more difficult than it looks. Luckily, the Paint Horse Journal is here to help. Check out “Big Strides” from the April 2017 PHJ, this month’s PHJ Inside Look FREE story, for tips to improve your horse’s extended gaits and your own seat while riding these faster gears.
In this month’s edition of the Paint Horse Journal’s Inside Look you’ll find:
- One FREE story: “Big Strides,” which offers tips to rock extended gaits with confidence
- APHA Executive Director Billy Smith’s “Fresh Paint” column, which discusses APHA’s 2016 accomplishments
- ALL of our colorful advertisers, including those celebrating their year-end achievements
- Stallion Alley and classified ads
Then, open up your print copy of the Journal to read:
- Celebratory profiles on APHA’s Top 20 winners
- Savvy management tips for your easy keeper
- Judy Campbell’s philosophies on maintaining her historic breeding program throughout the years
- Need-to-know info to successfully transfer your new Paint into your name
- Results from the 2016 Breeders’ Trust—how much was earned and who cashed in big
- APHA Judge Kelly Chapman’s insight on using good horsemanship to shine in hunter under saddle
- And so much more! Purchase, renew or extend your subscription to the PHJ today!
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The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded. APHA creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.