Trainer Justin Wright’s staff call Metallic Flame “Tex” around the barn. Given the sterling performance the son of Metallic Cat put in at the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity, that could be exactly where the gelding will be going next.
Vanessa Lawrence had one wish while she waited expectantly for her beloved mare, Dun It For Cash, to give birth to her 2015 foal. The teenage mare had produced some nice foals, but Lawrence was hoping to get one just like Dun It For Cash.
Long-range plans have their benefits, but sometimes it pays to work up some courage and just take a shot.
Veteran non-pro Kathy Wilson knew Ima Prizcee Hickory was a cow horse for her as soon as she saw footage of him loping around in a sale video.
Breeding horses can be a frustrating pursuit, but every so often horse owners hit the jackpot with a family line that produces generation after generation of futurity champions.
Melissa Miller, of Belton, Texas, admittedly felt a bit apprehensive and had butterflies in her stomach as she rode back into the show pen on 12-year-old Little Bunny Fou Fou for the Boxing finals. The pair had narrowly escaped a disastrous wreck during their prelim run when “Bunny” tripped during run-in pattern.
Cat Walks Into A Bar, more commonly known as “Grasshopper,” has added another, perhaps more influential, name to his repertoire – that of American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Adequan Select Working Cow Horse World Champion. Guiding the 4-year-old gelding to victory was owner Darleen Wood, of Goodyear, Arizona.
The ink on Trinity Haggard’s college diploma was barely dry when he moved from Texas to California three months ago to work for cow horse trainer Ken Wold. It was an exciting opportunity for the Texan, and Haggard didn’t make the journey alone.
When Ken Wold decided to geld his family’s versatile bridle horse, Real Smooth Cat, it wasn’t because the trainer didn’t think a lot of the stallion. It just made sense given the situation. Then Wold went and won last weekend’s National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) Futurity Intermediate aboard the stallion’s daughter, Real Smooth Liz.
Will Pennebaker entered the National Stock Horse Association Futurity not really knowing what to expect from Smart Lookin Dual. However, the horse gave him a performance that has him eyeballing more futurities.