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What’s That Strap?

DMTbithobbleThe 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.

$102,000 2-Year-Old Tops NRCHA Snaffle Bit Sales

miss-peptolenoMiss Peptolena was the highest seller at $102,000The 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 Youth Clinic Scheduled

MomsSilveradoCat Crawford OpHackClassicCHNRCHA $2 Million Rider Todd CrawfordTodd 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.

Congress Super Sale Stronger Than Last Year

im-fancy-schmancyHighest-seller Im Fancy Schmancy“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.”

Xtra Electric Meter & Craig Schmersal Top Congress Futurity Open Reining

XtraElectricMeterXtra Electric Meter & Craig Schmersal • Photo by Shane RuxOn 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.