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Western pleasure jogs into APHA HorseIQ

One of APHA’s most popular disciplines, Western pleasure is the newest addition to the educational lineup on HorseIQ, APHA’s innovative online learning platform.

APHA worked closely with the National Snaffle Bit Association to complete the Western pleasure portion of the  interactive program. The joint effort includes gait examples with professional explanation, two four-horse classes placed with explanation, and much more.

APHA’s HorseIQ virtual education platform brings the APHA Rule Book to life for exhibitors seeking a deep understand of the whats and whys behind their favorite classes. Video examples, voiceover explanations by the industry’s top judges and virtual tests put users in the judge’s seat.

HorseIQ launched in 2016, and available modules include horsemanship, trail, ranch riding, halter, hunter under saddle and Western pleasure.

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Each module focuses on one discipline; watch video examples with explanations of penalties and maneuver scores, judge a class online with “reasons” by an official judge, and put your skills to the test by judging numerous runs and comparing your scores to official APHA World Show judges’ scorecards. HorseIQ viewers receive the same information taught to carded judges at their annual educational seminars.

This is an innovative lesson that has two, four horse classes to judge with explanation, and over 30 movement clips to analyze with explanation.This lesson also provides examples of all gaits levels with explanation, and many more great lessons about what judges are looking for in western pleasure.

“This is an innovative lesson that has classes to judge and over 30 movement clips to analyze with explanation. This lesson also provides examples of all gaits levels with explanations and many more great lessons about what judges are looking for in Western pleasure,” APHA Director of Judges David Dellin said.

HorseIQ is perfect for exhibitors of all ages, trainers, parents, judges, competitive horse judging teams and more.

Joining HorseIQ is easy and gives you on-demand access to hundreds of video clips and judging criteria at the click of a button. Subscription fees start at $6.99 per month for APHA members or $9.99 per month for non-members. Join now at aphahorseiq.com.



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