Monday Matters #107 – American Horsewoman’s Challenge

This year marks the inaugural American Horsewoman’s Challenge (AHC), October 3–5, 2014, in Guthrie, Oklahoma at Lazy E Arena.  Professional horsewomen from across North America (The U.S. and Canada) will gather this fall to compete in the first ever competition among female horse trainers. Representing Alabama will be two trainers from central and south Alabama: [...]

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Friday Fun #104 – Fun with Mules!

All week, Alabama Horse Talk has presented information about the world of mules in Alabama as well as mule associations and clubs.  Mules are unique in that they are the product of two different species.  A mule is the offspring of a male donkey (jack) and a female horse (mare), and a hinny is the product [...]

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Thursday Tips and Trivia #120 – Mule Association Trivia

Mule Association Trivia – American Mule Association was founded in 1976. The goal of the AMA is to promote mules as talented and useful animals and to dispel them being the brunt of jokes. The first AMA approved mule show was organized by Pat Parelli in Clovis, California. The American Gaited Mule Association was founded [...]

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Wednesday Wisdom #98 – Dave Dover

Alabama Horse Talk recently interviewed Dave Dover, owner of D&G Saddle Shop in Snead, Alabama, and founder of the Northeast Alabama Mule and Horse Club.  Here are highlights: How long been riding mules?  All his life When did you open the D&G Saddle Shop?  About two months ago What kind of products do you sell? [...]

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Tuesday Trends and Topics #106 – Mule Association Trends

In the past ten years or so, mule associations, clubs, shows, and days celebrating the mule have become more and more popular.  Mule clubs and groups exist all over the United States, and there are several national associations, including the American Mule Association, the American Gaited Mule Association, the North American Saddle Mule Association, the [...]

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HTCAA National Trail Ride is September 11-14

Hey, Alabama horse friends!  If you haven’t heard, this coming weekend is HTCAA’s National Trail Ride weekend.  Shannon Schraufnagel, our Alabama Horse Talk Radio regular guest and founder of HTCAA, is encouraging folks to get out and ride anytime during the September 11-14 weekend.  It’s a time to show your pride for our great nation [...]

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