Big Boost to CSU Equine Program

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Wagonhound Land & Livestock donated $1.5 million to the CSU Equine Program.
The owners of a premier Western ranch have donated $1.5 million to Colorado State University’s renowned Equine Sciences Program to help advance the program’s excellence as a training ground for students entering the horse industry. The donation from Art and Catherine Nicholas established the Wagonhound Land and Livestock Chair in Equine Sciences, named for their well-known horse and cattle ranch near Douglas, Wyo.

Emotional Whirlwind

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Kyle Hughes has brought his halter horse business back from ruins after a devastating tornado destroyed his home, barn and horses.
Days after a band of devastating tornados touched down in Meadowview, Va., the Virginia Tech Horse Judging Team walked through the pastures of Kyle Hughes’ farm on clean-up duty. They pulled a Congress medal from the debris – the purple silk and intact medallion offering a moment of relief in the midst of destruction. The town hadn’t seen a tornado since the early 1900s, but Mother Nature made up for lost time.

APHA: New Genetic Testing Options

paintveteranThe American Paint Horse Association (APHA) is now using University of California Davis exclusively for genetic testing. Working with the California-based lab, APHA will offer a variety of testing options to APHA members. The new testing packages are designed to increase member awareness of the genetic possibilities when breeding their American Paint Horses. Included in the testing options are a comprehensive coat color package, comprehensive disease diagnostic package and selected individual tests.

You Are Only as Good as You Think You Are

Self-confidence; that ever elusive necessity for peak performance. It gives us the courage to push ourselves to extremes, allowing us to achieve beyond our wildest expectations. How can something that makes such an impact be so fragile? Some days you feel like you are on top of the world and can do anything; other days you're wondering if you can manage to get out of bed without messing up.

$1 Million Lamb Heist in Texas

Sept. 8, 2011 - FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS – Five suspects have been arrested in the alleged theft of 6,000 lambs worth an estimated $1 million from a feedlot in Gillespie County. The final suspect was arrested Aug. 22.

"Operation Gelding" Gelds 246 Stallions

The Unwanted Horse Coalition's (UHC) Operation Gelding program has aided in gelding 246 stallions to date. The program, launched in late August 2010 with the help of seed money from the American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation and the UHC, is designed to offer funding assistance to organizations, associations, and events that wish to conduct a public gelding clinic under the name and guidelines of Operation Gelding. An organization that has completed an Operation Gelding clinic will receive funding of $50 per horse, $1,000 maximum, to aid in the costs associated with the clinic.