Hi all! Spring is on its way, finally! We had a cold, wet winter here in Arizona, with snow in Scottsdale! I’m glad we are back to the 70s with no rain. I have had a lot of inquires and comments about our experiment, Pale Taschka, so I’m going to tell you all about him. […]
Hi All! I hope you had a wonderful holiday. I enjoyed mine with lots of family and friends. For me, it’s a great time of year to reflect on the past and set goals for the future. As many of you are starting 2-year-olds, I thought I would touch on a few things I do […]
With futurity season in full swing, I thought I would talk to you about what I do when hauling horses long distances to shows. First and foremost, all of my trucks and trailers get full inspections before we take road trips. This includes checking all the bearings and tires on everything. We run heavy-duty tires […]
I get many questions about what to do if your horse falls out of lead in the circles. The root cause of this is generally that your horse is leaning out. He can be pushing out with his front end, his back end or both. The simple fix for this is teaching them to be […]
Hi All! It’s the time of year when we are breeding our mares in hopes of raising the next futurity champion. Finally, I can now say I have experienced it from start to finish! It has been a lifelong dream of mine to win the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Open, but winning it […]
Happy New Year! I am still in awe of my mare Face The Attitude and her win at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity. I could not be more proud of the fact that I bred this mare, own her and trained her. As a professional, this is the ultimate accomplishment. It has […]
Hi All! I have had a busy fall with my futurity horses. This has been one of my favorite years, as this group is outstanding. They have been consistently in the money everywhere they go, with several wins and reserve championships. I could not be more pleased with them. Now comes the hard part of […]
Futurity season is well underway. I took my first set of 3-year-olds to Denver, where I showed them at the Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association (RMRHA) Summer Slide. We had a great show, placing second and third in the finals. My third horse had an unfortunate costly penalty in the first go when he broke […]
So now on to my favorite part of the year, Futurity time! My first show will be the Denver Summer Slide, I have been attending this event for 20 years.
My plan for any horse at its first show is to make sure everything is a good experience, so I can build confidence and create building blocks.