With a gutsy, go-get-’em approach to every fence run, Lyn Anderson is the epitome of a confident rider. To achieve that, she starts by creating a confident cow horse.
The key to a seasoned bridle horse’s longevity in Phillip Ralls’ program rests in regular workouts and entertaining exercise.
Large arena or small, square on the end or round, these factors can work for or against a cow and rider in reined cow horse classes.
Tylie Norcutt wasn’t the first in her family to make the World’s Greatest Youth Horseman finals, but she is the first to take home the champion title.
An emphasis on genetics that produce strong performance horses steered Phillip and Lori Aaron toward Blue Valentine horses and the great Peptoboonsmal. Today, their stallion program includes the legendary sire himself.
Much like a woman, every broodmare’s pregnancy is different; however, there are some guidelines for what to expect when she’s expecting.
Injecting horses can seem like the miracle cure for lameness, but getting to the root of the issue and selecting the right injection blend can mean the difference between long-term success and short-lived joy.
For breeders who are focused on producing competitive horses, the initial cost to perform genetic diagnosis may seem high, but it is far outweighed by the expense that accompanies caring for a mare who carries a foal affected by a debilitating disease to term.
Breeders can now diagnose genetic mutations in embryos before a mare becomes pregnant, resulting in fewer foals affected by DNA variations and a potentially healthier breed.
Long or short, black neoprene or brown mohair, all cinches have the same purpose — to keep a saddle on the horse’s back. It sounds simple. Yet, cinch selection involves understanding how the cinch can affect the saddle’s position and fit, as well as how the cinch’s material can affect a horse’s skin.