Western Horseman and CAA Sponsor Third Annual Youth Art Contest

WhitneyEdington WH artThe 2016 grand prize went to Whitney Edington, of Goldthwaite, Texas, who titled this sketch "Where Champions Begin."Western Horseman and Cowboy Artists of America (CAA) are asking the magazine’s young readers to pick up a paintbrush, pen or pencil and show off their artistic skills. The third annual Western Horseman/Cowboy Artists of America Youth Art Contest – sponsored by CAA for the second year – is open to entries in three age divisions: 8 and under, 9-13 and 14-18.

Final Champions Crowned at Eastern Nationals

jeff-byars-lew-byarsJeff Byars and son Lew Byars • Photo by Jennifer K. HancockThe 2017 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern National Championships wrapped in Jackson, Mississippi, on March 17. Skills and some St. Patrick’s Day luck were needed for the testy herds on the final day of competition. The event began March 6.

Two More Champions Decided at NCHA Eastern Nationals

Page Bowman resizedPage Bowman rode Tom E Boy to the $25,000 Novice Non-Pro Championship at the NCHA Eastern Nationals.At the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern Nationals, held March 6-17 in Jackson, Mississippi, Page Bowman and Tom E Boy marked a 222 as the first pair to work in the second set of the $25,000 Novice Non-Pro finals, winning the Championship.

O Rings, Eggbutts, Offset Ds: Which 1 Is Right For Me?

A Look at Snaffle Types with Dennis Moreland Tack


A snaffle bit is defined as a bit that works without leverage. It is most commonly made with a jointed (or broken) mouthpiece. Three common types of snaffles http://bit.ly/snaffles used in western training are the D Ring (A), the Eggbutt (B) and the O Ring (C). It’s easy to think all 3 of these snaffles work in the same way if they have the same mouthpiece but when we break it down they actually have very different actions. If we take a closer look we can see where each one might help a colt learn to respond to the pull better than another as training progresses.

E.J. Huntley Takes Title in Graham

CattlemensTrophyThe final day of The Cattlemen’s Derby & Classic – March 12 – was a busy one filled with finals. The Derby Non-Pro led the charge, and E.J. Huntley finished the class victoriously with HR Cats Starlight.

Larson and Buton Share Title in Oklahoma

LarsonwebCee My Pistol & Jordan Larson • Photo by Alex LynchThe Oklahoma Reining Horse Association (OKRHA) Ride and Slide Derby took place just a few weeks before the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC), and many Open competitors thought coming to Tulsa, Oklahoma, would be perfect for making final adjustments before heading to Katy, Texas.