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In The Know: Taking A Rest

InTheKnow taking-a-rest webIt was a miracle Marc Wagman even got to ride Taking A Rest after the stallion foundered as a 3-year-old. Now, they are showing and winning. • Photo by Fletch Photography

One of the more inspirational stories that came out of The International, held Sept. 23-27 in Denver, was that of Taking A Rest, owned by Marc Wagman, of Talala, Oklahoma. Wagman rode Taking A Rest in the NRHA Non-Pro, scoring a 216 that won the Prime Time Championship, as well as the Loot For Grassroos Prime Time Amateur Championship.

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In The Stats: Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity

Inthestats 01 ElectricCode JLeclair webLeading SWRHA Futurity Horse Electric Code, with rider Jared Leclair • Photo by Waltenberry

The Southwest Reining Horse Association (SWRHA) Futurity’s popularity continues to grow as its show entries, added money and purse increase. This year’s $131,125-added Futurity begins Tuesday, Oct. 20, and concludes Sunday, Oct. 25.

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In The Money: Are Dispersals A Good Deal?

Inthemoney waltons-rockingw-dispersal webA large crowd gathered in Millsap, Texas, to watch the Walton's Rocking W Ranch Absolute Dispersal Sale. • Photo by Stacy Pigott

The recent Walton’s Rocking W Ranch Absolute Dispersal Sale on Oct. 22 drew a standing-room-only crowd of potential buyers and spectators who wanted to be a part of history. As is the case at all dispersal sales, horses that would not have otherwise been available were offered to the highest bidder. But are the horses on the auction block at dispersal sales a good deal?

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In the Money: Xtra Shiney Sinbar & Ida Be Smart

Xtra-Shiney-SinbarXtra Shiney Sinbar's yearling sale photo • Courtesy of Xtra Quarter HorsesIn the Tulsa Reining Classic Turnabout Farm Futurity Non-Pro, two of the top 10 finalists – Xtra Shiney Sinbar and Ida Be Smart – were sold as yearlings in 2013.