Do You Know How to Make a Tiedown Hobble?


Tiedown straps are used to connect nosebands, headsetters, and various other pieces of equipment to the cinch. If a tiedown is used without a tiedown hobble your horse can accidentally step on or across the tiedown if he lowers his head. We’ve all had that unexpected experience of a horse lowering his head at lightning speed to grab at a green patch of grass! When this happens and your horse steps on or across the tiedown it can’t raise its head. Since he can’t lift his head he may panic and rear and this can cause a wreck.

Trainers Needed for Extreme Mustang Makeover

MustangMakeoverThe Extreme Mustang Makeover is seeking trainers to participate.The Extreme Mustang Makeover (EMM) is stopping in West Springfield, Massachusetts, June 15-17; Reno, Nevada, June 23-24; and Lexington, Kentucky, July 6-8. This event, produced by the Mustang Heritage Foundation in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Program, is currently seeking youth and adult trainers to participate in the 100-day wild horse training challenge.

Gunnatrashya Becomes NRHA’s Newest Million Dollar Sire

gunnatrashya CEGunnatrashya • Photo by Cam EssickThanks to the success of his offspring at the 2016 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity, Gunnatrashya is NRHA’s newest Million Dollar Sire. Owned by Arcese Quarter Horses USA, Gunnatrashya is by NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee and Eight Million Dollar Sire Colonels Smoking Gun (Gunner) and out of Natrasha (by Trashadeous).

Cattys Hope Dominates 4-Year-Old Open in Abilene

michaelcooper webCattys Hope & Michael Cooper • Photo by Kelsey PecsekThe National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity allows cutters to show off their new prospects for the first time. When Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Michael Cooper piloted Cattys Hope to the sixth-place spot in the 2016 NCHA Open finals, everyone knew the pair would be a team to watch.