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Wild Card Reining Challenge Kicks Off Inaugural Show

ZeeGunslinger CMcNutt 16KBPZee Gunslinger & Crystal McNutt • Photo by Kristin PitzerThe 2016 Wild Card Reining Challenge burst on the reining scene Wednesday morning in Las Vegas, bringing with it the 4-Year-Old Futurity – an idea whose time has finally come! The show, running over Memorial Day weekend May 25-29 at the South Point Event Center, Hotel and Casino, is the newest of the four major reining competitions presented annually by Scottsdale, Arizona-based Brumley Management Group, LLC.

Goodbye to Topsails Rien Maker

TopsailsRienMakerTopsails Rien Maker & Russell Dilday • Photo by Primo MoralesOn Tuesday, May 24, Dilday Ranch announced the death of legendary reined cow horse Topsails Rien Maker. The stallion (Topsail Cody x Jameen Gay x Toby Gay Bar), affectionately known as “Slider” throughout the industry, was 17 years old.

Equine Disease Communication Center Launches Outbreak Alert E-mail Service

EDCC-logo-webCourtesy of the Equine Disease Communication CenterOwners, trainers, veterinarians and other equine industry participants can be alerted to infectious disease outbreaks and updates through an e-mail notification system recently implemented by the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC), an industry-funded hub for efficient communication of information about equine infectious diseases and disease outbreaks.

Four Champions Crowned at Breeder’s Invitational

SS04 SomeKindaHighbrow CShepard 16HPCade Shepard & Some Kinda Highbrow • Hart PhotosThe first week of the Breeder’s Invitational in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is wrapping up, but the competition is still in full swing. On May 19, four finals took place at the show, and competitors vying for top honors really brought what they had to the table.

An Ounce of Prevention

Foals with MaresPairing with other horses too soon can add too much energy to the paddock, leading to injuries if the situation isn't monitored closely. As foals become more accustomed to being turned out, other horses can be added to the herd with less chance for problems, say Amy J. Jergens, DVM, DACVS. • Photo by Ross Hecox

Breeders can’t entirely ensure the health of their foals, but smart planning and preparation can go a long way in preventing some of the most common injuries and problems young horses face.

Finding Success in Any Arena

CRBoonToBeTuffErin Russell, pictured on CR Boon To Be Tuff, competes in cutting, reining and reined cow horse events. • Hart PhotosThere are a myriad of factors that contribute to success in the show pen, but some aspects of the preparation process are more crucial than others. Non-pro Erin Russell shared her top three tips for being competitive in three different disciplines.