This time, our #stallionsunday is about Double Goodness, a multiple German Champion, Golden Series winner and Maturity Champion. But the funniest thing about this article is the fact that Double Goodness is not a stallion anymore.
It’s something many riders dream of: having their horses living next to their house. Imagine waking up every day, looking at green pastures with your favorite horses on them. This dream is going to come true for Julia Pirkenseer and her husband Thomas: They are currently building a house next to the little barn Julia’s parents run. We have talked to the AQHA competitor about the project.
You have practiced a lot, paid a lot of money – and at the show it goes all wrong, because your horse thinks the poster on the wall came straight out of hell. Most riders have experienced something like that at some point in their riding career. While some horses are only nervous in the class, others are tense during the whole show or even at home. We have asked three trainers: How do you deal with nervous horses?
Imagine this: You really want to talk to someone, but they can’t hear you or understand you. Most riders have experienced situations like this with their horses. However, we all know that if we are willing to learn their language, we can understand them. The same goes for communicating with deaf people. They might not hear you, but they can understand you and you can have great conversations. Angela Tuscher is a multiple EWU German Champion, an Americana Champion and she is also a sign language interpreter. We have talked to her about the similarities between riding and sign language, she told us why deaf people can sense horses‘ moods easier and how to respectfully communicate with deaf people.
Some hate it, some love it: the fact that our Western horses become more specialized year by year. While some enjoy the fact that they can have a top notch Western Pleasure or Reining horse, others prefer a Quarter Horse, Paint Horse or Appaloosa that can do it all, from Halter over Western Horsemanship to cattle classes. But how important is a specialized horse to win big at the big shows? Does it take certain bloodlines to win the trophy or will blood, sweat and tears do the job? We have talked to two young ladies, Robyn Barkey and Lena Reim, who have been successful in AQHA allround classes at the big shows – with horses that do not come from Western Pleasure/allround bloodlines.
Joanna Rohwer is known as the owner of AQHA/APHA stallion Only Krymsun in the European allround industry. Recently, she decided to buy new horses: And those are very different from her usual four-legged partners. We have talked to Hanna about her new American Miniature Horses, about overbred horses and about the misbelief that ponies are cheaper than horses.
For many years, most allround riders only would have had two answers when asked what saddle they ride in: Harris or Blue Ribbon. Today, however, they have gotten serious competitions and this time it is not from the States but from Austria: CR Saddlery. The team around boss Toni Mayrhofer and his wife Michaela – who tragically passed away last year – has developed the brand into a household name in the European allround industry. We have talked to them about the business, the tragic loss of Michi and what is next to come.
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The Showlife has exclusively learned that Fei Ehmann, owner of Only A Glamourgirl, has purchased Futurity Champion Heskeboshotmarlana.
In this part of our series #stallionsunday, we are introducing a young, colourful stallion that has already been successful on the European APHA Circuit: CR Game Set Match. Nina Hardok has told us everything about her stallion, their daily routine and why she decided to stand him as a breeding stud at an early age.