A Little Perspective

Me Lucky HeadshotMe and my 24-year-old Paint Horse, LuckyHave you ever gone to a show after working really hard, only to have your high hopes of success dashed by your uncooperative four-legged partner? Most of us probably have, and sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of the positives. I was guilty of this just a few days ago.

Arballo Pleads Guilty To Felony Animal Cruelty Charge

bella-gunnabe-giftedBella Gunnabe Gifted • photo by WaltenberryAt a felony readiness conference on Tuesday, March 24, reining trainer Mark Arballo pleaded guilty to one felony animal cruelty charge relating to the death of Bella Gunnabe Gifted in September 2013.

Arballo had originally entered a not-guilty plea in the San Diego Superior Court, South County Division, on Oct. 2, 2014. A felony jury trial was on the docket for Monday, May 18. Following the felony readiness conference, the San Diego County District Attorney's Office confirmed the felony jury trial had been vacated and that a sentencing hearing is scheduled for Thursday, May 21 at 1:30 p.m.

#WednesdayWowFactor — Zane Davis

ZaneDavis BobbyStarlight BDZane Davis and Bobby Starlight go for it all. Photo by Big Daddy PhotographyThere’s an old saying: If you want to win it all, you have to risk losing it all.

It was in August of 2011 in front of a packed house at the World’s Richest Stock Horse competition at the National Stock Horse Association Futurity in Paso Robles, California. The final fence work remained and would determine the event winner, and Bobby Starlight and Zane Davis were in striking distance to take the championship.

How Do I Tie a Mecate to a Bosal?

DMT mecatebosalA mecate is a rein made of a single piece of rope, usually twisted horse hair or nylon. Mecates are used on hackamores and snaffle bits. A bosal is the noseband of a hackamore and when a headstall is attached it is known as a hackamore.

The Mischievous Puppy

ManchesterTerrierThe guilty.One of the fun parts of working for Quarter Horse News is getting to hear from our readers. Some of you call with questions or comments about something you saw in the magazine, and sometimes, you call looking for help. Sales Customer Service Manager Diana Buettner recently received an email from a subscriber who had an unusual request.