When autocomplete results are available use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. Touch device users, explore by touch or with swipe gestures.

Western pleasure horses

Discover Pinterest’s 10 best ideas and inspiration for Western pleasure horses. Get inspired and try out new things.
Make a Good First Impression | Horse&Rider

Andrea Simons shows our reader how to make a great first impression on the judge—and maybe nab that next blue ribbon!

HorseWise: The Ups and Downs of Western Pleasure

By Lindsay Grice - The Western pleasure class, while historically the most popular class in the stock horse breeds, comes with its share of criticism. Knowing that I judge and compete within the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) circuit, the subject of Western pleasure often comes up with the dressage, hunter, and jumper riders in my clinics.

Notice Ima Good Girl - AQHA red roan western pleasure mare

2010 AQHA red roan mare by My FInal Notice. Notice Ima Good Girl stands 16 hands and will make a fantastic all-arounder. She has been started in the trail ...

This is "KOBE" winning the 3 Year Old Western Pleasure class at the 2013 NSBA World Championship Show in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The horse is ridden by Jay Starnes.  The horse is owned by the Glover Galyean Partnership

This is "KOBE" winning the 3 Year Old Western Pleasure class at the 2013 NSBA World Championship Show in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The horse is ridden by Jay Starnes...

In The Driver's Seat. Guide your horse through sticky rail-class traffic jams with these tips from APHA Professional Horseman Mike Hachtel.

Guide your horse through sticky Western pleasure traffic jams with these tips from APHA Professional Horseman Mike Hachtel.

One Hot Krymsun Western pleasure horse

By Jess Hallas-Kilcoyne - According to the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) 2012 handbook, “A good [Western] pleasure horse has a free-flowing stride of reasonable length in keeping with his conformation. He should cover a reasonable amount of ground with little effort. Ideally, he should have a balanced, flowing motion, while exhibiting correct gaits that are of proper cadence. The quality of the movement and the consistency of the gaits is a major consideration.”

When it comes to horses, big mistakes can have big consequences. From shopping for your very first horse to learning how to properly care for him, there’s a lot to learn. If you're ready to become a first-time horse owner, click here to make sure you avoid these most common mistakes.

When it comes to horses, big mistakes can have big consequences. From shopping for your very first horse to learning how to properly care for him, there’s a lot to learn. If you're ready to become a first-time horse owner, click here to make sure you avoid these most common mistakes.