How and Why to Use Cavessons Cavessons are used to help keep horses from opening their mouths to evade the pressure of the bit. But there’s a lot more to a cavesson. Follow along with the video as Dennis Moreland, of Dennis Moreland Tack, and Wade Meador, of Wade Meador Performance Horses share their expertise […]
A thrilling day of reined cow horse action on Saturday, June 15, wrapped up the main event at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Jack and Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby, presented by Cats Picasso. The Derby is one of the most prestigious events for 4- and 5-year-old reined cow horses. Shown two-handed in a […]
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Some comebacks are years in the making. They’re carefully choreographed, plotted and mapped out – maybe even years in advance. James Vangilder’s return to cutting wasn't like that. It was an accident.
Feature Reach, Don’t RushNick Dowers teaches his mounts to reach back to turn on their haunches using one-rein pressure and one training technique. The result is less confusion transitioning between turning with a cow and the turnaround in a reining pattern. By Kate Bradley Byars, Page 32 Spinning Tragedy Into Success After suffering a fractured […]
With progeny competing in cutting, reining and reined cow horse across the country, Moms Stylish Pepto is the top-producing dam. A 1998 Peptoboonsmal mare, Moms Stylish Pepto was a force to be reckoned with in the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) show pen, earning $118,817. After her successful performance career, she has gone on to […]
After 41 years of serving Alberta, Canada, with Western performance horse shows, the Canadian Supreme has drawn the shutters.
This was only the third show Back Street Cat and Christina Cox competed in together, but it didn’t seem to deter them from cutting to the top of the leaderboard in the 4-Year-Old Non-Pro at The Non Pro Plus the Open with a 222.
Boost your riding performance with the right nutritious foods at home and on the road. Every day, at regular intervals, Western performance competitors feed their horses premium feed and forage to encourage optimum performance and health. But they regularly neglect their own nutrition – they order takeout at home, pick up fast food on the […]
Finalists have been determined at the 2019 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Derby, presented by Cats Picasso. After three events, Scooter Kat (Kit Kat Sugar x Scooters Daisy Dukes x Dual Smart Rey) and Santa Maria, California, professional Justin Wright led the Derby Open preliminary composite with 664.5 (222.5 herd/ 220 rein/ 222 cow). The bubbles for […]
The Doggfather has arrived.