Cornbread Thinks: This & That

I was up till midnight on Easter, loading out from the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes. I did some after the finals Saturday, then I was back before daylight. I had a private sunrise service, and the sermon was excellent. Then it came to pass that Buttermilk picked me up at the Will Rogers Memorial Center (WRMC), took me to her people’s for Easter supper and brought me back to Will Rogers. It was good.

Von Reminic Euthanized at 20

Von Reminic 1 small JKVon Reminic • Photo by Jeff KirkbrideVon Reminic, who was 20 years old, broke his leg while out in the pasture on June 6. The stallion was euthanized, leaving behind a huge hole in the hearts of those that knew and cared for him.

You Can’t Check Your Latigos Too Often!

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What to look for with Dennis Moreland Tack.

Years ago I was leaning on a fence watching a cutting. A friend of mine who is a professional trainer was entering the arena and getting ready to head to the herd to make his first cut. Before he got to the timeline he realized his stirrups were a bit short so he stepped off to adjust them. When he got around to the right side of his horse and lifted the stirrup up he saw that the Dee ring on his saddle had worn almost entirely through his latigo. He had less than half an inch of leather holding his saddle on! That was a close call and could have been a bad, bad wreck.

Goodbye to June Bug Dually

JuneBugDually DSimpkins 07June Bug Dually & Darren Simpkins at the 2007 NCHA Futurity • Photo by Don ShugartJune Bug Dually put her name on the map in 2007 at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity. A decade later, on May 21, she was laid to rest after sustaining injuries in a pasture accident.

Fappani and Hutchins Tie for 4-Year-Old Futurity Open Championship

LadiWithAGun GHutchins 17KBPLadi With A Gun & Gabe Hutchins • Photo by Kristin PitzerDuring the Wild Card Reining Challenge 4-Year-Old Futurity Open, Gabe Hutchins rode Ladi With A Gun to a 219.5 from the 21st draw. The score topped the Level 4 Open and seemed like it would hold for the win, but then Legends West and Andrea Fappani marked the same score from the 32nd draw. There was a tie.

Cinca Im Hot Snags Derby Open Title at BI

Lennox webCinca Im Hot & Jessee Lennox • Photo by Alex LynchThere was plenty of attention on Jesse Lennox’s run on Cinca Im Hot (Spots Hot x Cinca De Maya x Dual Rey) at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, although the pair ended up in the 16th spot.