Dont Stopp Believin Keeps It Up

DontStoppBelievin PRapp 030817Dont Stopp Believin & Phil Rapp • Photo by Kelsey PecsekJust four days after winning the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open in Houston, Dont Stopp Believin and Equi-Stat Elite $9 Million Rider Phil Rapp secured another title at The Cattlemen’s Derby & Classic in Graham, Texas.

Kansas Wildfires Affect Gardiner Angus Ranch

GardinerA GGardiner 15PMGarth and Amanda Gardiner • Photo by Primo MoralesAs wildfires rip through several parts of the country, owners of agricultural properties like Gardiner Angus Ranch in Ashland, Kansas, have been driven from their homes to seek shelter from the flames.

Cornbread Thinks: Superfluous. Don’t Do That.

Two really good words: quality and Goldilocks. Quality is a description, a standard and a way. It’s hard to describe and even harder to learn. The successful programs are nothing but quality. They will accept nothing less. It will be in everything about them – from the stall latches to the broodmares, from the arena dirt to the wash rack.

The Art of Mating Selection

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Many years ago, I read an article stating that 70 percent of the foals born each year are born in March, April and May. In the information age in which we live, it’s a cardinal sin not to fact check, but I reckon that statistic is pretty darn close, regardless. So being that we just hit first of March, the vast majority of us are getting excited for some new arrivals!

Western Bloodstock to Manage NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales

NRCHASaleIncentiveWestern Bloodstock's management of the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales will include a revamped Sale Incentive program for sale graduates. • Photo by Stacy PigottThe National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) has selected Western Bloodstock Ltd. to oversee the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales, scheduled for Oct. 13-14 at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Secret to Using a Chuck Frazier Sidepull


The 2017 NRCHA World’s Greatest Horseman Reserve Champion Luke Jones, of Luke Jones Performance Horses, uses the Chuck Frazier Sidepull in all aspects of his cow horse training program. The Chuck Frazier is similar to other sidepulls, like those we start our colts in. But in addition to the noseband it’s designed with shanks, a curb and a bit hobble.

NRHA Winter Meeting Wrap-Up

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) has concluded its second annual Winter Meeting with great success. Held February 8-11 in Fort Worth, Texas, this year’s event was full of activities, meetings and banquets to position the association for continued success and to celebrate its members.