Inaugural NRHA European Summit Held in Belgium

The first National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Summit was held in Brussels, Belgium, on Jan. 16-17. Thirty-two representatives from 13 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and The Netherlands) met in the capital of the European Union. By the end of the two days, “unity” was the meeting’s key word.

OQHA Convention & Hall of Fame Ceremony Rescheduled

OQHA-312Due to inclement weather expected in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association (OQHA) Convention and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony that was originally slated for Jan. 13-14 will be held Jan. 27-28. The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Hall of Fame was created in 2005 to recognize outstanding individuals and horses whose contributions involving the American Quarter Horse significantly impacted Oklahoma’s equine industry.

The 2017 Oklahoma Quarter Horse Hall of Fame inductees being honored at the event include Wayne Halvorson, Ray Kimsey, Carl Pevehouse, Bill Price, Eastex, Mr Master Bug, Perpetualism and the Lazy E Ranch. Don Earl LaPorte will receive the Bud Breeding Spirit Award.

How Much Do You Know About PPID?

Pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction, or PPID, has been called ‘equine Cushing’s disease’ by horse owners and veterinarians for years. As more information is learned about it, the clinical signs of PPID are becoming more recognizable in horses. However, there are still several other misconceptions or myths about the disease.

Do You Know How to Make a Tiedown Hobble?


Tiedown straps are used to connect nosebands, headsetters, and various other pieces of equipment to the cinch. If a tiedown is used without a tiedown hobble your horse can accidentally step on or across the tiedown if he lowers his head. We’ve all had that unexpected experience of a horse lowering his head at lightning speed to grab at a green patch of grass! When this happens and your horse steps on or across the tiedown it can’t raise its head. Since he can’t lift his head he may panic and rear and this can cause a wreck.

Trainers Needed for Extreme Mustang Makeover

MustangMakeoverThe Extreme Mustang Makeover is seeking trainers to participate.The Extreme Mustang Makeover (EMM) is stopping in West Springfield, Massachusetts, June 15-17; Reno, Nevada, June 23-24; and Lexington, Kentucky, July 6-8. This event, produced by the Mustang Heritage Foundation in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Program, is currently seeking youth and adult trainers to participate in the 100-day wild horse training challenge.