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A Different Approach

I have been training my own horses since I was 15 years old. Though it was not necessarily for cutting, it has given me a good understanding of how a horse’s mind works and how to get them to do what I ask them to do. I have made plenty of mistakes and I will […]
Smart Chic Olena, used at the time of reaching Seven Million Sire status

Distinguished NRHA Sires Increase Their Good Cents

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), from its headquarters in Oklahoma City, recently recognized five sires who have recently achieved new multimillion-dollar milestones in offspring earnings. SMART CHIC OLENA (Smart Little Lena x Gay Sugar Chic), an NRHA Hall of Fame inductee who was humanely euthanized in 2012, is now an NRHA Seven Million Dollar Sire.  Bred […]
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Cade McCutcheon Becomes Youngest $1 Million Reiner

At the age of 19, Cade McCutcheon has become the youngest Equi-Stat $1 Million Rider.  McCutcheon won his first check when he was only 7 years old. Riding a wave of consistent success, McCutcheon has seen his debut year as an open rider yield him more than half a million dollars in earnings, bolstered by his […]
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Julie Gibbons Got Her Mojo Working

Julie Gibbons may have won the 2019 Lucas Oil American Quarter Horse Association Amateur Boxing World Championship at 8:30 p.m. on Monday night, but by noon on Tuesday, she was back in the operating room. The obstetrician-gynecologist from Highlandville, Missouri, plans to celebrate her big win—which was years in the making—but not until the weekend.  […]
Trevor Dare and Electric Wind.

Electric Wind in OKC: When a Plan Comes Together

In the end, the game plan that trainer Trevor Dare and Electric Wind’s owners, Silver Spurs Equine of Purcell, Oklahoma, had set for the stallion’s 2019 show season worked out perfectly. Dare and “Hobbs,” as the stallion is called, claimed the Senior Reining Level 3 title at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championship […]
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Lloyd Cox Climbs To The Top In NCHA All-Time Earnings

Lloyd Cox posted his first check to Equi-Stat in 1985. The Delta, Missouri, native got his start with a $751 payday in the Futurity Open of the South Dakota Cutting Horse Futurity and Maturity.  It was merely the beginning of a storied career in Western performance’s richest sport. Today, the industry giant stands at $9,540,351 […]
Nathan Piper and Patriot at the AQHA World Show

Nathan Piper’s AQHA World Show Dreams Come True With Patriot

Patriot and Nathan Piper of Pilot Point, Texas, were on their A game when they arrived at Oklahoma City for the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championship Show. After having scored a 218 and finishing fourth in the Junior Reining Level 3 preliminary go-round, they upped their ante and swept the Level 3 finals […]