When Brandon Westfall and Ripp Tide entered the pen during the Metallic Cat National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Non-Pro finals, held Dec. 8 in Fort Worth, Texas, it was to the sound of applause from the previous run.
News reports and economists may be predicting a recession, but back-to-back record-breaking sales at the 2022 Western Bloodstock LTD National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Sales say otherwise.
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“Marking a big score early, you just kind of sit and wait. You don’t know what’s going to happen,” said Barnes, of Wilton, California.
The 10-Year All-Industry Statistics show the top horses, riders, owners and breeders in the Western performance horse industry based on their combined earnings in cutting, reining and reined cow horse in the past ten years.
The iconic Creek Plantation has acquired senior ranch stallion The Boon from the historic King Ranch of Texas.
The first rider who walks into the herd for a high stakes championship run can’t help but feeling extra pressure to perform well.
Eva Blanton was the fourth draw in the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Championship Futurity Intermediate Amateur Finals, and she set the bar high.
Feeding treats to your horse can help with training, often used as a reward for good behavior, and the act of feeding them is often enjoyable for you as well. Vitalize and Eggersmann, Germany’s leading horse feed manufacturer, are proud to bring you Vitalize® Horse Treats – a low-sugar, prebiotic snack with “a good gut feeling” in every bite.
"Her mom obviously was special, her dad was special for me and her grandpa was special. So, I feel like I have known her before she was born."
Metallics MVP walked into the herd nearly 150 times this year and walked out with 100 checks, according to trainer and competitor Tim Smith.