Arbuckle_Spot of Hot Metal_Ashley Baxstrom
Spot of Hot Metal and Ashley Baxstrom bring home 4-Year-Old Open Limited Championship • Photo by Dawn Baxstrom

Baxstrom Cinches 4-Year-Old Limited Open Champion and Reserve Champion Titles!

Riding into a testy herd, Ashley Baxstrom cinched not only the Champion but the Reserve Champion title as well in the 4-Year-Old Limited Open finals at the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Aboard the Metallic Cat gelding Spot of Hot Metal, Baxstrom marked a 222 to bring home a check of $4,690 for breeder […]
horse rider cow

Dera Cat Takes Home NRCHA Open Bridle World Championship

Ten horses vied for the Open Bridle World Championship at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Celebration of Champions on Feb. 22, and it was draw seven, Dera Cat and BJ Avila, who came out on top with a composite 428.5 (212.5 rein/216 cow). “His big deal is on a cow,” Avila said. “He’s a […]
horse and rider and cow

Lannie-Jo Lisac Makes NRCHA Celebration of Champions a Twofer

On Thursday, Feb. 21, Lannie-Jo Lisac rode Soulanova to the Novice Non-Pro Bridle World Championship. She turned around on Friday, Feb. 22, and picked up another title with the gelding in the Youth Bridle. “It’s amazing, I don’t even know how to explain it!” Lisac said of winning two World championships. “He was really good. […]
horse and rider

Woodmansee Wins World Title During First Year Riding Cow Horses

When Jennifer Woodmansee arrived in Fort Worth, Texas, for the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions, she wasn’t expecting to leave with a World title. She had only been riding cow horses for about a year and had owned her mount, Chicody Leo, for the same amount of time. When she was […]
Dennis Moreland talking with Ryand Thibodeaux about tiedowns

Purpose of, and Proper Use of, Tie-downs with Dennis Moreland Tack

Does your tie-down ever get a bad rap? Tie-downs, also called nosebands with tie-down straps, are used to help horses maintain their balance during quick, powerful maneuvers in speed events like roping and barrel racing. While it’s easy to assume a tie-down is used only to keep a horse’s head down, the purpose of a […]
horse and rider and cow

Sareece Brown Sends Very Smart Playmate into Retirement with New World Title

When Sareece Brown arrived at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions with Very Smart Playmate, she knew it would be the mare’s last World show. Determined to make the best of it, she guided the mare through the Intermediate Non-Pro Bridle reining pattern and down the fence, then nervously awaited her […]