Austin Stables is located exactly 5 miles from the Fitzhugh - 290W intersection, which is half way from Oak Hill to Dripping Springs.
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National Cutting Horse Association
One of the world's fastest growing sports, cutting offers tremendous excitement and drama for horse, rider and spectators alike. Just as the sport has grown, the NCHA has grown as well. In 2005 the National Cutting Horse Association saw membership with a total count of 16,442. It is because of these dedicated members, the NCHA has been so successful in the cause of the cutting horse. Members consist of people from all walks of life, but each share a true love for the sport of cutting and its horses.
National Reining Horse Association
Founded in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is an organization dedicated to the promotion of the reining horse. It serves as the standard setting body for the sport of Reining worldwide.
National Reined Cowhorse Association
Through the formation of what has come to be called the National Reined Cow Horse Association, the original training methods of the Spanish vaquero survive virtually unchanged. The traditional vaquero training program included numerous phases - spanning several years before a horse was considered "finished" and capable of performing to standard the various maneuvers required on ranches, roundups and cattle drives. These phases are still maintained.
To start, the mild snaffle bit is introduced to the young horse. Its purpose is to allow a 2- and 3-year-old horse to be guided through training without undue pressure on the tongue, roof or sensitive bars of the mouth.
In skilled hands, the snaffle works on the corners of the horse's lips, providing gentle guidance to position the head, to stop and to turn.
At the end of a year, a young horse should be able to perform, at speed, all moves necessary for good cow work. This is possible because of a slow start and schooling taken step by step, with little or no pain or fright associated with the training.
United States Team Penning Association
The USTPA is a National Team Penning Association formed to educate and promote team penning. It is not the cows that make penning, not horses, not numbers, gates or pens, but it is the interaction between people, and most importantly, family that makes penning work both in the arena and out. The camaraderie that we share before the first foul line is crossed and after the dust has settled on the last ride is what has made this Association and team penning what it is today.Last Updated
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American Quarter Horse Association
As a member of AQHA, you can take advantage of benefits including reduced rates on AQHA business, special offers from our corporate partners and you're eligible to compete in AQHA events. As a part of your membership, you'll also receive America's Horse, the official member publication of AQHA. Additionally, I hope you'll subscribe to The American Quarter Horse Journal and The American Quarter Horse Racing Journal, the official business publications of AQHA.
AQHA members can access records and research pedigrees including four-generation show and race pedigrees! You'll love learning more about your American Quarter Horse and best of all, members get $10 of Internet records FREE every month.
We have made a reputation for responding to your needs as a horse owner. We offer a complete line of horse supplies to ensure the health & longevity of your horse.
State Line Tack
State Line Tack online is a great place to find tack and supplies you need for your horse.
Barbara Bergin Ink
Barbara Bergin is one of our beloved boarders. She is an accomplished horseman and surgeon who has written a great novel called Endings.
Endings is Coming winter 2006 from Sunstone Press
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Red Horse Ranch
Red Horse Ranch is a neighboring ranch and boarding facility owned by our good friend, Sue De Laurentis. Red Horse Ranch offers Boarding, Lessons, Horse Camps for Children and Adults, Training for Horses including Companion Horses, Saddle Horses and Trick and Exhibition Horses, Equine Assisted Solutions and exciting Events throughout the year.
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United States Dressage Federation is dedicated to education, the recognition of achievement, and the promotion of the sport of dressage.
Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation that consists of more than 45,000 memberships, 33,000 members, and 129 affiliated organizations. USDF was established for the purpose of promoting and encouraging a high standard of accomplishment in dressage throughout the United States, primarily through educational programs.
USDF's educational programs include instructor certification, symposia, trainers' conferences, a university program, and clinics for juniors/young riders and adults. USDF also produces many educational videos and publications for show management, officials, show volunteers, and competitors. Publications include USDF Connection and the USDF Directory.