Taylor Zimmerman Wins in Oklahoma

taylorsmallTaylor Zimmerman & Wimpys Little Jessie • Photo by Alex LynchThe Oklahoma Reining Horse Association (OKRHA) Ride and Slide Derby just kicked off last year, but that didn’t stop a large group of competitors from flocking to the event.

Copperish Continues Success

Copperish LCox 030917Copperish & Lloyd Cox • Photo by Kelsey PecsekCopperish may have lost a cow in the Open semifinals at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, but she has come on with power as a 4-year-old this year. She followed up several strong showings at early limited-age events with an impressive win at The Cattlemen’s Derby & Classic.

Going Down the Fence with Ken Wold

PD04 KWold ThisCatsForever 17ALweb2Ken Wold offered a few tips for putting together a successful fence run. • Photo by Alex LynchThe reined cow horse discipline’s trademark fence work event is known for its thrilling qualities. But because of the speed and nature of the task, an extra element of risk is involved.

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.