Veterinarians Discuss Serum Amlyoid A

On the fringes of American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention 2014, 11 of the world’s top equine veterinarians gathered to share their experiences of Serum Amlyoid A (SAA), the new biomarker for infection. These veterinarians share a common belief a belief that SAA has helped change the way in which they practice.

How To Attach Spur Straps With Button Covers To Your Spurs

DMTspurbuttonsAll the spur straps at Dennis Moreland Tack are made with an important safety feature: the inside spur button is covered with a thin leather teardrop so you won’t catch your buttons on each other or on your jeans and trip. This is important especially when doing any kind of ground work with your horses, colts or cattle!

Classy CD Cat Dominates NCHA Futurity Open

ClassyCDCatPHClassy CD Cat & Phil HansonThe National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open finals were held Saturday, Dec. 13, to wrap up the prestigious event, which began Nov. 20 in Fort Worth, Texas. A roster of 25 teams qualified for the finals, but tough cows tested the 3-year-old horses to the extreme.

Joel Colgrove Wins Unlimited Amateur At NCHA Futurity

one-catty-cupidJoel Colgrove & One Catty Cupid • Hart PhotosJoel Colgrove, of Boligee, Alabama, has competed with and cheered on his granddaughters in the Will Rogers Coliseum, but on Dec. 11, the family patriarch, who is affectionately called “Bear” by the grandkids, was picking up the hardware as the Unlimited Amateur Champion at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity in Fort Worth. It was his first win in the historic arena.

Colgrove and One Catty Cupid (One Time Pepto x Arc Catty Dual x Dual Pep) marked a 218 as the 11th to work in the 30-horse final and picked up the champion’s check for $9,194 of the $228,611 purse.

Nadine Payne And Great Expectations Win NCHA Futurity Non-Pro

great-expectationsNadine Payne & Great Expectations • Hart PhotosNadine Payne, of Overbrook, Oklahoma, kept repeating one word after the Non-Pro finals at the 2014 National Cutting Horse Association Futurity – surreal. The Austrian-born rider was finding it hard to believe that she and her 3-year-old filly, Great Expectations (Third Cutting x Miss Biscalena x Mister Dual Pep), had captured the championship Dec. 11.

Sheila Welch Passes Away

buster-sheila-welchSheila and Buster Welch in 2011 • QHN File PhotoSheila Welch, wife of legendary trainer Buster Welch, passed away Dec. 7 at her home in Rotan, Texas. She was 76. A cutting legend in her own right, Sheila’s big smile was only surpassed by her kind heart and exceptional horsemanship abilities.

NCHA World Champions Secure Titles In Cowtown

one-time-choice-14wfNCHA Open World Champion One Time Choice and Chubby Turner • Hart PhotosAfter crisscrossing the country hauling to cuttings in a quest for a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World title, the champions reached the finish line in Fort Worth, Texas, at the 2014 Mercuria NCHA World Finals. The title hunt wrapped up Dec. 6 with the fourth go of the Open and Non-Pro divisions. Many in the large crowd at the W.R. Watt Arena were forced to stand, and those with seats were only using the edge as the action heated up in the Open.

Smart Spook Mare Tops NRHA Markel Futurity Sales

buena-spook$225,000 highest seller Buena SpookThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Markel Insurance Futurity Sales were held Dec. 4-6 in Oklahoma City during the NRHA Futurity. Reining enthusiasts packed the sale arena each day, with the highest seller coming from the Futurity Prospect Sale on Dec. 5.