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Hottish accumulated more than $300,000 in his cutting career, and his talents are clearly being passed on to his offspring. • Photo by Midge Ames

Hottish Offspring Still on Fire

When Hottish hit the cutting pen in 2011 and went on to accumulate more than $300,000 in just more than three years, it was clear he was a strong force in the industry.

First Draws Sweep Last Four Finals at The Ike

Everyone in cutting has a preferred draw. Some like a draw in the middle to see how the cows are working, and some like the later draw so they know exactly what they need to mark to win. A few also like the early draws, because any cow could be there’s, but there is no […]

Cade Shepard is Shooting Doubles on Half-siblings

It’s tough to win any major limited-age cutting event, given that the field is typically filled with talented combinations. Winning two of those events in less than a month is a feat few can pull off. But Cade Shepard made clinching three major titles in that time frame look easy.

A Royal Family

There was a lot of promise seen in Show Biz Kitty as a 2-year-old. She was pointed toward the 2006 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity. But she suffered from a serious hock injury in 2005 that would keep her out of the show pen for good.

Blackish Headlines at Her First Show

Young and talented cutting horses typically make their first impressions at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity. But when Julie Jarma’s mare Blackish was sore before the 2017 premier event, her plans had to shift.

Reyzurbetsonthiscat Goes All In at The Ike

It would’ve been difficult to be a betting man during the 5/6-Year-Old Open finals at The Ike Derby and Classic. With the 14-horse set loaded with some of the industry’s toughest athletes, it was anyone’s game. But Reyzurbetsonthiscat and Craig Thompson were all in as the first draw and were rewarded with a royal 223 […]

Amateur Hour

The Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting events are known for bringing high-energy crowds and attracting some of the industry’s greatest any-age athletes. The event is made up of main Open and Non-Pro divisions, but amateurs have been wanting in on a part of the action.