Shane Plummer standing with grandfather and family

Embrace the Suck

There’s an interesting title for this blog entry, but it has been on my mind a lot these last couple weeks. “Embrace the suck” is a commonly used term in the military. Basically, it means to do what needs be done, no matter how pointless, lame or tiring the task seems. For the elite in […]
Shane Plummer with family sitting on Santa's lap for Christmas

It’s OK to Believe

Last week, after some Futurity fatigue, my wife, Jane, and I were invited by my parents to spend a few days with them, my brother and his wife in New York City. It was really great to spend some quality time with all of them. We had prearranged plans to attend a few Broadway plays. How […]
PG Heavily Armed showing at the cutting futurity

There’s a New Gun in Town

Today, I feel impressed to share with my readers the freakishly amazing run that James Payne had on PG Heavily Armed last week in the second round of the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open World Finals. They marked an ASTOUNDING 232! Check this out: My hat’s off to James and his whole crew. Wow! […]

Showtime

I don’t know if it is a good thing or a bad thing to pin all of our hopes and dreams on one show, but that is what we do in our industry. The FUTURITY, whether it is cutting, reining, reined cow horse or now barrel racing, the Futurity is the gold standard for each […]
headshot of light n lena in his turnout

Light N Lena (2000-2018)

The first time I saw Light N Lena was in 2006, when he and Phil Rapp made the 5/6-Year-Old Open finals at the Brazos Bash. I remember as clear as day my first impression of him, with that beautiful flaxen mane and tail flowing and sweeping around in the pen. He had a look, style […]
Shane plummer horseback

Free to Choose

Last week, I showed one of my favorite cutting horses at the Brazos Bash in the Derby Non-Pro. I walked onto the arena floor, went through my pre-show ritual—which consists of stretching to the left, stretching to the right, touch my toes, touch my toes—and then I got on my horse. As I sat there […]
James Payne and PG Heavily armed cutting a cow

Armed for Success!

We are not going to war, but we are armed and dangerous! PG Heavily Armed is the latest addition to the SDP Buffalo Ranch Stallion Roster. PG Heavily Armed has had back-to-back championships with the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Open Championship and then the West Texas Futurity Mercuria/NCHA World Series of […]

He’s No Ordinary Animal

We all saw the Metallic Cat National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Derby Open finals. We all heard the thunderous cheering and the excitement that went on. Lee Francois is no stranger to the podium, and this Derby was no different. On board the exceptional stud The Animal, he took home a victory! We […]
Shane Plummer with Laredo Blue

24/7…365

The 2018 breeding season is in the books! It is officially in our rearview mirror. I sincerely thank our owners for allowing us the opportunity to manage their stallions. And, to our many mare owners – without you, we wouldn’t be here. But there is no time to reminisce; we can only look forward here […]