show horse walking through an arena

For the Fun of It?

Have you ever heard of the “bait and switch” method? Simply put, it is the tactic of attracting a person (oftentimes a customer) by promising one thing, but then changing the game once they’re hooked. The “switch” can come in the form of pressuring a customer to spend more money than was originally expected or […]
Khaleesi-Kat

Khaleesi Kat Rules Limited Open

True to her name, Khaleesi Kat took command of the Kit Kat Sugar National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Limited Open finals on Sunday evening. She and pilot Cody Green walked out of the “Big Pen” as champions.
man on horse closing gate

The Value of Experience

“People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.” Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho penned those words in his 1998 novel “Veronika Decides to Die,” a bit of psychological fiction that examines the all-too-real concepts of madness, self-destruction and redemption. Remember your youth, when no matter how much your parents pleaded […]
wood u n me baby

Elizabeth Quirk’s Not Hauling — Probably

After a standout 2018 season that culminated with the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Non-Pro World title, Elizabeth Quirk was ready for a break. She wasn’t planning to haul this year, but that may change.
Kelsey Pecsek and QHN employees standing with Smooth As A Cat

Insights & Opinions: Futurity Magic

As I write this, I’m sitting at the Quarter Horse News (QHN) booth in Fort Worth, Texas, during a cattle change for the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open semifinals. The buzz in the Best of the West trade show seems livelier tonight than it has been in years. I see smiling faces — […]
cattle dog

Cowboy’s Best Friend

It is said that dogs are man’s best friends. Cowboys take it one step further — working dogs are their best friends. Their appreciation for quality herding dogs was made clear during the NCHA Futurity Sales, where four dogs brought total gross sales of $32,500 in the Select Cow Dog Demonstration & Sale on Dec. […]
High Brow CD

High Brow CD Tops Inaugural Evening Session

Equi-Stat Elite $7 Million Rider Austin Shepard fought back tears as he spoke on behalf of Hip No. 4050, High Brow CD, during The Evening Session at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Sales.