Articles Written by Mark Sheridan 2018-05-28T17:21:12+00:00

Articles Written By & About Mark Sheridan

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HOW DO I GIVE MY HORSEMANSHIP PATTERNS THE POLISHED LOOK THAT CAN WIN?

AND WHAT ARE THE FIRST THINGS THAT CATCH YOUR EYE AS A JUDGE?  A TEN-PART SERIES. That is a great question and I could go on and on for hours about what it takes to win. This article will be part one [...]

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CORRECTLY SHOWING YOUR HORSE AT HALTER — HELPFUL TIPS AND INSIGHTS

After a few months, I'm back in front of the computer writing articles on some interesting topics that I feel will help people who are constantly seeking knowledge about training or showing their horses. Spending a lot of time showing and judging at [...]

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WE ASK THE JUDGES: HORSEMANSHIP DO’S AND DON’TS

(By GoHorseShow.com; Originally published  09/10/2012) The first installment of GoHorseShow.com's "We Ask the Judges" series covered Showmanship and was hugely popular with our readers. The next discipline in the series is Horsemanship. We talked to AQHA judges, Bruce Walquist and Stephanie Lynn, who will [...]

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CRAWL BEFORE YOU WALK, WALK BEFORE YOU RUN

I have been thinking about how to approach this topic for years and have put much thought into thinking of ways to impress upon readers of the importance of graduating. When I talk about graduating, I am referring to the graduation process of [...]

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TEACHING LITTLE KIDS TO RIDE, AND STARTING THEM OFF RIGHT

I have written this article because I strongly feel that it is important to teach young kids the proper way to begin their experience with horses. I see so much at the shows, from the standpoint of an exhibitor/trainer and a judge, that [...]

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TEN HELPFUL TIPS FOR ALL EXHIBITORS

THOUGHTFUL IDEAS ON HOW TO RAISE YOUR SCORES, AND HELP SHOWS RUN MORE EFFICIENTLY AT THE SAME TIME. As I write this article, I am going to hit on a large variety of topics that pop into my head while I am judging, and [...]