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Rollz Royce & Beau Galyean • Photo by Kristin Pitzer

Rollz Royce Scores Another Jewel at NCHA Summer Spectacular

As the first horse walked into the pen for set No. 1 of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Open finals, the audience buzzed with anticipation. Both sets were stacked with horses that could claim the grand prize, and each new horse-and-rider brought with them into the arena the anticipation […]
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CR Serendipity — Get to Know CR RanchWear

Rhea Follett started her clothing business by making women’s Western pajamas in her garage. Now, she designs popular high-end show shirts for the Western performance industry. CR. In the Western performance world, those initials could stand for anything – Carol Rose, Finis Welch’s Center Ranch or Chad Bushaw’s Crown Ranch, among others. When they are […]
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First Champions Crowned at NRCHA Derby; Finalists Determined

Finalists have been determined at the 2019 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Derby, presented by Cats Picasso. After three events, Scooter Kat (Kit Kat Sugar x Scooters Daisy Dukes x Dual Smart Rey) and Santa Maria, California, professional Justin Wright led the Derby Open preliminary composite with 664.5 (222.5 herd/ 220 rein/ 222 cow). The bubbles for […]
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Cromed Out Mercedes Reaches $1 Million Sire Status

Cromed Out Mercedes, owned by Silver Spurs Equine, has officially joined the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) Million Dollar Sire club. The 2005 stallion is by NRHA $4 Million Dollar Sire Custom Crome and out of Princess In Diamonds (by Shining Spark). As a competitor, Cromed Out Mercedes won in excess of $147,000. Andrea Fappani, […]

Slooow Ride Tops Breeder’s Invitational Derby Open Run-off

After 15 days of lead up, the Breeder’s Invitational Derby Open finals took place, and the exhibitors made the class worth the wait. Held May 25 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the event showcased 24 4-year-olds, many of which boasted extensive show records already. From draw seven, Slooow Ride and Equi-Stat Elite $9 Million Rider Lloyd Cox entered the […]
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Stall Bedding Matters

Straw, shavings, paper – hemp? There are many horse bedding options available on the market today. Like many things in the Western performance industry, the type of bedding you choose for your horse’s stall is likely based in tradition — maybe your parents used it, or a favorite trainer. If you keep your horse elsewhere, […]
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Highbrow Supercat Laid to Rest

The day before Mother’s Day, Highbrow Supercat, a distinguished mom herself, was laid to rest. The mare had been in colic surgery at Oakridge Equine Hospital in Edmond, Oklahoma, but didn’t recover and passed away May 11.
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Give ‘Em the Boot: Leg Protection

Choosing the correct combo of leg protection can mean the difference between a successful career and an early retirement. Whether you’re new to the horse industry or have been involved for many years, leg protection can be a confusing topic. There are many opinions on the subject, and sometimes it can be hard to separate […]
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The Scoop on Horse Poop

Monitoring your horse’s poop is not for the faint of heart, but it is a good way to find out what’s going on inside his body.  Handling horse poop may not sound appetizing to most people, but it’s part of Megan Petty, DVM’s, job at Tularosa Equine Clinic in Tularosa, New Mexico. Manure is a […]
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Rollz Royce Throws Down 228 to Win NCHA Super Stakes Classic Open

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Classic Open finals took place on April 6 before the Open finals, and the field was stacked with some of the best 5- and 6-year-old horses in the industry. The first three entries out had a tough time with the cattle, but draw five, Second Spot and […]