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AQHA HBR App

To log the hours of the Horseback riding program is some kind of laborious. If you want to log hours online on the smartphone it's so impractical that I resigned to do it. I do it online on the PC. It's a little bit easier now with the new AQHA page and the login but it would be even more easier with a special app for the smart phone.

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Nutrition is the key

I would like to see more articles about the art and science of nutrition in our AQHA journal. Like the articles on reproduction and emergency medicine, or general veterinary procedures. Just put articles about nutrition authored by veterinarians and equine nutritionists in the magazine. You could add articles in extra space and you wouldn't have to cut any other articles out to print articles about nutrition. I love ...more »

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Who has the oldest living registered American Quarter horse?

With all the new products and feeds on the market these days horses are living longer healthier lives. AQHA should honor these horses and their owners. I would suggest a contest or do an article on the oldest registered still living horse and find out the secrete to their longevity. Possibly offer as a prize a years supply of the supplements and feed that led to the graceful aging of that particular horse.

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aqha journal

Please consider adding the winners of the novice championships just like the world show (yes I know there is 3 ) but these riders work just as hard.i think most would love to see themselves in the journal in a win photo .

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Steel cage warriors.When and what will it take to be recognized?

Every division of horse racing has its end of the year awards. Yet still the asst starters recieve no accolades for there contribution to racing. In quarter horse racing this position is ever so critical to the success of the trainer,rider,breeder and owner.. The value of some of these races exceeds the millions. A valet gets 10percent to simply saddle the horse yet in some states its considered bribary or unethical for ...more »

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walk only trail classes and walk trot for older riders

Many older horse lovers today may have fear, or health problems that prevent them from loping yet they still want to stay active in riding and horse shows. How about classes, even on the local level, where 55 and older riders can just do walk/trot or walk only trail classes. (In real life, out on the trail, I never loped.) I discussed this with several of my horse trainer's clients who are over 60 and they all agreed ...more »

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Deceased Horses

Why do original certificates of deceased horses have to be sent to AQHA for cancellation? If the international affiliates had the authorization to stamp the certificates "deceased" AQHA would save a huge amount of money on postage and manpower.

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Open stake race

Why not have Open Stake race, maybe it would bring in a few more speed event entries

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Allow online membership renewals to add Amateur,& Novice

A LOT of exhibitors renew online (or when telephone solicitors were used) and when they come to enter their card is only an open membership and they must purchase the upgrade to amateur, amateur novice or youth novice (if qualified). This should be corrected so the applicant gets the appropriate membership.

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placing no breeding rights on a horse

I believe there should be an option to place no breeding rights on a horse especially a mare due to genetic defects or other issues and securing the fact they won't reproduce under new ownership. Especially those with PSSM and other life altering issues

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Why small shows are dying out

I recommend AQHA limit the number of circuits in each state to encourage exhibitors to attend weekend shows. I realize many exhibitors love the circuits. Trainers only have to set up once. But these are killing the small shows. Looking at AQHA shows in Indiana and Kentucky I noticed something sad. Adding all the shows March through July Indiana has 27 AQHA shows. Of these all but 3 were split combined, many are circuits. ...more »

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All Around Awards

ALL classes should count for Select All Around !!! If not offered as a Select separate class, at least count our entry into the Amatuer class. I think We are very limited on what classes we can choose from, it's not going to add any more "time" to the shows if you would just please count all of our classes we enter.

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