If the past few months are any indication, CR Tuff Guns N Roses, aka, “Axl,” loves the stage every bit as much as his hard rock namesake. For the second time since August, Axl is returning home to Scottsdale, Arizona, a double winner, this time at the $1.2 million National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle […]
When Debbie Crafton entered the Will Rogers Coliseum on the first of her two horses for the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity® Non-Pro finals, she said she felt nothing but confidence. “I wasn’t pressured up at all,” Crafton said, standing in the arena afterward with Dualin Alittle Time. “I was just […]
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A mecate is a continuous (direct) rein with a lead, made of a single piece of twisted horse mane hair or nylon, and used on hackamores (bosals) and on snaffles with slobber straps. When you dismount, the lead is used to lead but not tie your horse. While you’re riding, the doubled slip knot is […]
To much of the world, the late Bob Kingsley was the voice of country music. He brought them the top songs in the nation on the radio for decades. Cutters knew him for a lot more than that.
Gunna Get Tipsy and Vanessa Strotmann were just one pair who picked up big checks in Nampa, Idaho, during the Low Roller Reining Classic, held Oct. 9-12.
Nineteen horses successfully navigated the preliminaries and advanced to the finals of the Non-Pro Futurity. Finals herd work is scheduled for Thursday. Reining and cow work are set for Friday, both at Will Rogers Coliseum. Finalists listed by how they finished in the preliminaries. Twice In A Blu Moon (Once In A Blu Boon x Teletrona x […]
Amy Lund spent her summer at home, in the farthest reaches of eastern Kansas, feeling at times as if she were beating her head against a wall with this new project she took on. Lund is a championship bridle horse rider, but this initial step into the ranks of the futurity horse at times felt […]
Sixteen Carat Cat entered the John Justin Arena with an attentive expression and willingness to handle any cow that came out of the gate. When the dust settled, the Beechfork Ranch-bred and -owned mare scored a 222.5, good for a composite of 649.5 after a 220.5 in the herd work and a 206.5 in the […]
As the final days of the long-awaited National Reined Cow Horse Association’s (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity®, presented by Metallic Cat, draw nearer, the field has been thinned for the show’s climactic conclusion at Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas. Below, grouped by rider but otherwise in no particular order, are the NRCHA Snaffle Bit […]
Hydrive Cat was humanely euthanized today, Oct. 15. It has been very hard leading up to this day, and now that it is done, there is a heaviness that will be with me for quite some time. It was the right thing to do. Watching that magnificent specimen deteriorate was so awful. “Hydrive” sustained a stifle […]