The arrow is pointing to a bit hobble. A bit hobble is designed to be used on bits with shanks and is always attached to the rein rings (loops) of the bit and in front of the reins.* Bit hobbles are used to keep the shanks of the bit moving together as a unit.
The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales were held Oct. 2-4 in Reno, Nev., during the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity. The two Select sessions recorded increases in averages, with the highest seller coming from the Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale. Hip No. 439, Miss Peptoleno, topped the sale after the gavel fell at $102,000 for the 2013 sorrel filly. Circle Y Ranch consigned the One Time Pepto daughter who was purchased by Merle Fulton of Fulton Quien Sabe Ranches LP.
Todd Crawford, the National Reined Cow Horse Association's (NRCHA) only $2 Million Rider, will offer advice and assistance to National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) competitors at the Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association Fall Festival in Stephenville, Texas.
“The 2014 Congress Super Sale, presented by Kaplow Insurance, showed a stronger market over the 2013 Sale,” according to Mike Jennings of Professional Horse Services, LLC. “This year the Super Sale posted a higher sale average and median price, as well as the price for the High Seller.”
On Sunday, Oct. 5, a new Futurity Open Champion was named at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio. As the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Level 4 Open finals came to a close, it was Xtra Electric Meter and Craig Schmersal, of Overbrook, Okla., who secured the championship with their score of 229 to win $31,378.
The Return to the Remuda Sale, held at the historic Four Sixes Ranch in Guthrie, Texas, Oct. 11, reached a new sale milestone – a million-dollar sale day. The annual autumn sale is produced in partnership between the Four Sixes Ranch, Pitchfork Land & Cattle Co., Tongue River Ranch, Beggs Cattle Co. This year, Circle Bar Ranch also consigned horses to the sale.
Less than three weeks after trainer Mark Arballo was charged with felony animal cruelty in the Sept. 21, 2013, death of reining horse Bella Gunnabe Gifted, owner Martha Torkington filed a civil suit against Arballo in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, Central Division.
Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Chubby Turner, of Weatherford, Texas, and One Time Choice won the Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting Open at the All American Quarter Horse Congress, in Columbus, Ohio. In the Oct. 9 finals, Turner and One Time Choice marked a 229 to take the Championship and earn $10,978.
The All American Quarter Horse Congress Cutting Futurity, Derby and Classic concluded on Oct. 5 in Columbus, Ohio. Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Randy Chartier had a great day, winning both the Derby and Classic Open.