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Western Pleasure gait

I support the efforts of Carol Harris and others to restore a natural gait to the Western Pleasure horse. This issue is hurting the entire industry. I propose that judging credentials be lifted if judges fail to follow standards after one warning. Horses that don't offer a natural gait at a lope should be disqualified, and if no horse in a class meets standards, there should be no winner. AQHA simply MUST be more proactive ...more »

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SEE HORSES OWNED

APHA has a nice feature. When you log into your member services it can show you all the horses that are currently registered in your name. I think this is a great feature and allows me to know when I sale a horse if the new owner has put the horse in their name or if the horse is still in my name. After some time if I notice the horse is still in my name I will call them and ask them why they have not transferred the ...more »

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Releasing 5-Panel Test Results

This is the response I received by email from AQHA. "Once results are received in our office from UC Davis, we can email a copy of the results to the owner for quicker access. Our contract with UC Davis is strictly with AQHA and they do not have access to our AQHA member information. UC Davis is a genetic laboratory whose sole purpose is to run the data. They do not record the results and should not be responsible for ...more »

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Wrangler NFR TV Graphics

AQHA should "sponsor" or ask for added value from the PRCA to include AQHA branded television graphics on every horse in the Wrangler NFR to include the horse's registered name, barn name, color, gender, age dam and sire on screen as the horse prepares to perform in the arena. This would increase AQHA TV visibility and importance of the horse in the sport of rodeo.

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Novice Amateur and Select Amateur High Point All Around

At this time there is only an AQHA Amateur High Point All Around and the points are only counted/earned in the Amateur classes. Several of us Amateurs haul as level 1 amateurs or select amateurs and I believe deserve the opportunity to be recognized as High Point All Around in our divisions.

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ranch horse trail

penalizing hits on ground logs??? on our ranch there is So much downfall, alot of it hidden by grass, our horses would be worn out just trying to NEVER hit a log,branch etc. I dont think poles on the ground in ranch trail is an "obstacle" to be scored on.Ranch trail should be REAL obstacles a ranch horse faces on the ranch. putting on slickers, swinging a rope over horses head, ground tying etc

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New pointed Class Overall Supreme Halter Horse

There are so few Halter horses showing that to win points with a stallion almost impossible. Most young mare and young gelding classes are not point classes. Resolve: After the Grand and Reserve classes are held, hold a class for all halter class winners and second place horses of all sexes regardless of the number of horses in the class. The judges pick the Supreme and Reserve Supreme halter horse from all sexes ...more »

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Make it easier to find a specific class in a show.

I am interested in taking students to shows that have Ranch Pleasure classes, but trying to find which shows have what classes requires looking at specific show webs sites or emailing show secretaries.

 

I am fairly sure that with technology today you can make it easier for people to find classes they want to attend.

 

Make life easy it is expensive to show so finding where we spend our money should be easy!

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Membership

I attended the National Convention in March for my first time as President of Idaho State. It was a very informative event but I went away a little disappointed. There was nothing that represented the State Affiliates. I did attend a number of committee meetings and meant a lot of very nice people. I have heard complaints regarding the decreasing in State Memberships. This format would be the best place to invite the ...more »

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