Blackish and Lloyd Cox
Blackish, shown here with Lloyd Cox, certainly appeared as sound and healthy as owner Julie Jarma said she was. (Photo by Dawn Baxstrom)

Blackish and Julie Jarma on the Move at The Non-Pro

Julie Jarma is a brand-new resident of Ardmore, Oklahoma, and this week gave herself a nice housewarming gift in the form of a non-pro championship. Jarma and Blackish vanquished all comers in the 5/6 Year Old Non-Pro class at The Non-Pro plus The Open at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum, not far from home, with a […]
Too Suen to Drive and Ryan Rapp

Ryan Rapp Celebrates His Birthday with a Non-Pro Win

Ryan Rapp will look back on the second week of June and remember it as being a very nice several days. On Friday, he celebrated the occasion of his 19th birthday, and two days before that, he and Boon Too Suen mare Too Suen To Drive achieved triumph, winning the 4 Year Old Non-Pro class […]
Arizona wildfire from Pedro Baiao's ranch

Friends Ride to the Rescue of Pedro Baiao’s Reining Horses

In the midst of seemingly incessant bad news came this uplifting story from Cave Creek in Arizona. In late May, a wild fire raced across the desert and encroached on the stalls of reiner Pedro Baiao, who was feeling helpless as he tried to figure out how to rescue some 30 horses. “When we heard […]

Holy Cow: Sanctus, Rodrigo Taboga as Hot as Oklahoma

Sanctus is a Latin word for “holy.” Sanctus the horse, a 2016 sorrel stallion and son of High Brow Cat, is becoming synonymous with “derby winner.” The 4-year-old backed up his derby triumph at The Cattlemen’s in March — seems ages ago now with all that’s happened since then — by winning the 4 Year […]
Duramax Dually and Wesley Galyean

Duramax Dually, Wesley Galyean Post Run to Remember in Oklahoma

That Duramax Dually did more than catch up on Netflix and eat bags of Cheetos the past two-plus months was immediately evident when he arrived at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Oklahoma. The 6-year-old stallion was the look of a fine-tuned machine coming out of COVID-19 quarantine, ultimately turning in an eye-popping 230 under […]
Terry Stuart Forst and Seven S Indian Maid.

To the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Goes Terry Stuart Forst

As formal mission statements go, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame is reserved for those few exceptional citizens who have distinguished themselves in their service to the Sooner State.   Terry Stuart Forst, admittedly flattered by the honor, will be taking her place there as a member of the Class of 2020, joking that, “I’m really not […]
Colonels Lil Gun

Reining’s Colonels Lil Gun receives warm farewell

Colonels Lil Gun, the son of a distinctive and legendary sire in the reining industry, left his own sizable footprint before departing this world last week. “Lil Gun,” among the first foals of NRHA Hall of Famer and Equi-Stat Elite $12 Million Sire Colonels Smoking Gun (Gunner), was a finalist in the National Reining Horse […]
Mandy McCutcheon and Coronas At Nite.

The Run For A Million Adds Unique Virtual Qualifiers for Rookies, Non-Pros

Necessity being what it is, the mother of invention and innovation, organizers of The Run For A Million announced this week they are putting in place an idea from outside the box. Despite a number of qualifiers canceled because of the COVID-19 shutdown, hopeful rookie and non-pro riders still have a shot through Refine Your […]
Jerry Louie mug

Jerry Louie was a Respected Steward of Pacific Coast Cutting

Jerry Louie, a notable steward of cutting on the West Coast and a longtime member of the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association, died suddenly on Saturday in his hometown of Chico, California, the PCCHA confirmed. Louie was 85. Louie was a three-term National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Executive Committee member and for the better part […]
Madill tornado 2020

Cutting Family Dealing with Aftermath of Madill Tornado

A few years ago, executives of Oklahoma Steel and Wire installed tornado shelters throughout the Madill, Oklahoma, manufacturing plant owned by the family of cutters Kathleen and Ty Moore. That decision made all the difference on Wednesday when an F-2 twister swept through the building, causing severe damage but not harming any of the 90 […]