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Horse Trailer Crash Investigation

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January 2012 - An investigation has been launched after a horse trailer wrecked on a Tennessee interstate on the evening of Jan. 16. The driver, Mance Frank Reed, was charged with several violations after three horses were killed when a semi carrying three dozen horses flipped on its side. Read the whole story by clicking here.

Effort To Oppose Endangered Species Process

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Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is leading an effort to unite 23 western states to oppose the federal government’s process for adding birds, bugs, lizards and other critters to the list of protected endangered species.

Youth Division Added to Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover

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supremeextreme_logoThe Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover will add a new twist in 2012 as 100 yearlings will be offered for adoption for a new youth division. Yearlings will be adopted prior to the Supreme similar to the 200 older geldings that will be offered, too. In 2012, three adult divisions with combined purses and prizes estimated at $200,000 will again be held in addition to the new youth division. The Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover competition will take place at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 13-15. Applications for potential adopters are due on Feb. 13. The adoption auction will take place March 31 through Superior Productions on RDF-TV.

Big Boost to CSU Equine Program

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Wagonhound Land & Livestock donated $1.5 million to the CSU Equine Program.
The owners of a premier Western ranch have donated $1.5 million to Colorado State University’s renowned Equine Sciences Program to help advance the program’s excellence as a training ground for students entering the horse industry. The donation from Art and Catherine Nicholas established the Wagonhound Land and Livestock Chair in Equine Sciences, named for their well-known horse and cattle ranch near Douglas, Wyo.

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