Cornbread Thinks: Control

“Everything will be perfectly fine if this horse would do what I want.” Do you ever have that thought? Do you get frustrated when you can’t get your horse to do what you want? Does your frustration get telegraphed to your horse? Is it really about not being able to control everything your horse does? What does control mean to you? Think about that a minute, please.

NCHA Super Stakes Classic Amateur Finals Come to an Exciting End

PreyciousGem JColgrove 17HHClassic Amateur Champions Joel Colgrove & Preycious Gem • Photo by Hannah HarrelOn the morning of April 5, the Classic Amateur finalists took to the arena at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes. Everyone in the audience was in for a treat. There were 33 horse-and-rider combinations set to show and the finals got more and more exciting as each run went on.

Don’t Break A Leg! Halter and Lead Safety Tips

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We’ve all saddled a horse while it’s tied to the inside of an arena or to a fence or trailer. But have you ever seen halters hanging from the inside of an arena, still tied to the wall, while riders are working their horses in the same arena? Have you ever seen halters and leads in a pile on the ground with people walking or riding around them? These practices can lead to serious accidents. Putting halters and leads outside the arena (or any area where you’re riding) is extremely easy to do and could keep you, your friends and your horses from having an accident.

Gary Rosenbach Earns NCHA Super Stakes Unlimited Amateur Title

HerdingInstincts GRosenbachGary Rosenbach & Herding Instincts • Photo by Alex LynchThirty-three combinations stepped into the Will Rogers Coliseum with the hope of coming away with the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Unlimited Amateur title. But ultimately, one pair shined brighter than the rest and came out with the glory.

Reining Horse Foundation to Award Special High School Rodeo Scholarship

JaydeAtkins KaylinWheelerWinning the inaugural Reining Horse Foundation scholarship presented at the 2016 National High School Finals Rodeo was Jayde Atkins. In 2017, a $2,500 scholarship will be awarded again to the contestant marking the highest score in the rein work during the reined cow horse event at the NHSFR. • Photo by Stephanie DuquetteThe Reining Horse Foundation and the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) are partnering to offer a $2,500 college scholarship benefiting the competitor marking the highest reining score in reined cow horse at the 2017 National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR), July 17-23 in Gillette, Wyoming.

Jessica Feiner Tops Classic Limited Non-Pro 

Bnimble JFeinerJessica Feiner & B Nimble • Photo by Alex LynchWhen Jessica Feiner and her husband Steven purchased B Nimble last year, they knew they had a special horse on their hands. His low-moving style stood out to Feiner, and the gelding’s athletic ability helped set the pair apart in the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Classic Limited Non-Pro finals.

SJR Reygun and Brady Weaver Take Top Honors at NRCHA Stakes

SJRReygun BWeaver 17HHSJR Reygun & Brady Weaver • Photo by Hannah HarrelThe National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Stakes wrapped up on April 1 in Las Vegas with the finals for the Open and Non-Pro divisions. The exciting night came to an end with SJR Reygun and Brady Weaver taking home top honors in the Open and Intermediate Open divisions.

Metallic Rebel Rules Super Stakes Classic Open

MetallicRebel BGalyean webMetallic Rebel & Beau Galyean • Photo by Alex LynchMetallic Rebel makes his presence known when he steps into the cutting pen, and his showing with Equi-Stat Elite $3 Million Rider Beau Galyean at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes was a familiar scene.