A recently introduced bill in the U.S. House of Representatives would provide mental health support services for ranchers, farmers and farm workers. • QHN File Photo.

Bill Would Support Mental Health Resources For Farmers, Ranchers

Legislation aimed at making mental health treatment more available to farmers, ranchers and agriculture workers has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by lawmakers from Minnesota and Arizona.

Cheyenne Johnson & Tom E Toy Hit Their Stride

Cheyenne Johnson has known her 8-year-old gelding Tom E Toy since he was born, but it was only at the end of his 5-year-old season that she got to own him. And while the pair has been working together for the past two years, they only started winning six months ago. During the National Cutting […]

Last-Minute Trip Yields Non-Pro Victory

Alexis Stephas hadn’t planned on being in Jackson, Mississippi, for the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals this year, but the Weatherford, Texas-based cutter is pleased she made the impromptu trip. Marking a 217.5, Stephas won the Non-Pro and $4,835 aboard her mainstay mount Once You Go Black. “The one thing about that horse […]

Horse Industry Generates $122 Billion Economic Impact

The $122 billion equine industry is a growing segment of the U.S. economy, employing 1.74 million people, according to a recent economic impact study. The 2017 Economic Impact Study of the U.S. Horse Industry found that the care, business and recreation surrounding the 7.2 million horses in the country generated $79 billion in total salaries. […]

Van Boekel and Middleton Tie for NCHA Eastern Nationals $5,000 Novice Non-Pro

When Eric Van Boekel’s wife, Katherine, sold her $5,000 Novice Non-Pro horse and then posted the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals slot as available for sale on Facebook, she couldn’t have known the person who bought it would become her husband’s fiercest competition at the show. As the second to last person to […]

Merck Animal Health Partners with AAEP Foundation to Award $25,000 in Scholarships

Building on its longstanding commitment to supporting exceptional veterinary students, Merck Animal Health, in partnership with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation, will award five $5,000 scholarships in 2018 to second- and third-year veterinary students dedicated to careers in equine practice. Created in 2015, the scholarship program is open to AAEP student members […]

Ali Good Takes Second Title Home from NCHA Eastern Nationals

Ali Good made it two titles for two entries during her first visit to the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals when she marked a 222 to win the $25,000 Novice Non-Pro. Riding Cat Atat Cat, the gelding she won the Senior Youth with, Good collected $3,777. “I have so much confidence in my […]

Staying Ahead of Equine Influenza

Is your horse’s flu vaccine providing current protection? By Bryant Craig, D.V.M., Merck Animal Health Runny nose, fever, cough, fatigue. It’s flu season. Winter and early spring is the most active time of year for equine influenza, so it’s an important time to vaccinate your horse. And like human flu vaccines, equine flu vaccines must […]

Have You Checked out the New Headstalls

The brand new Dennis Moreland hand-crafted headstalls with rawhide braid and kangaroo accents are beautiful! The Slot Ear Headstall with Rawhide and Black Ring Knots http://bit.ly/2tsHloD and the Slot Ear Headstall with Rawhide and Black Interweave http://bit.ly/2ttKiW2 are both made of 5/8 inch race track harness leather. They’re lined with oil-tanned lining leather to feel […]