A breeding lab is one of the many homes of workers during breeding season. • Photo from QHN archives.

Breeding & Beyond: My Unsung Breeding Season Hero

I can still remember the first time I took that exit on I-35. Driving southbound, I pulled over across from Rose Ranch in my little Ford Ranger loaded down with most everything I owned.
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Insights & Opinions: No Excuses

I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy several different sports throughout the years. In that time, I’ve also had the pleasure of training with all kinds of coaches.
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Breeding & Beyond: Matchmaking

One incredible plus about working on a ranch with more than 300 horses at the minimum at any given time of year is you learn. You learn fast.
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July 1, 2020, Table of Contents — Quarter Horse News Magazine

Features Breaking the RulesThe Breeder’s Invitational grew out of a desire to promote stallion owners and has become one of the nation’s premier cutting events. By Lillian Kent & Molly Montag, Page 36 Resounding Success Three years after narrowly escaping the largest wildfire in Kansas history, Garth and Amanda Gardiner’s cow horse breeding operation is […]
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June 15, 2020, Table of Contents — Quarter Horse News Magazine

Features Confident CuttersTexas trainer Tatum Rice uses these four guidelines to train a more self-assured, tenacious cutting horse. By Ross Hecox, Page 28 Old Passion, New MotivationAfter Amy Bell’s unexpected death, her family grappled emotionally with how to move the Kalpowar Quarter Horses program forward. They found the answer in the horses she loved. By […]
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Breeding & Beyond: They Always Make Something

In my column in the March 1 magazine, I brought up the subject of finding the best cross for your horse, no matter the popularity factor. I’m very passionate about this subject. Anyone who knows me knows my opinion on the matter couldn’t fit in one column, so I’m going to expand. (I can already hear […]
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June 1, 2020, Table of Contents — Quarter Horse News Magazine

Features Gettin’ Personal With … Clint MarshallThis executive’s life as a reined cow horse owner began as a journey in football and business, then circled back to the Western heritage he always held dear. By John Henry, Page 32 Ready, Set, Go for Non-ProBrad Barkemeyer recognizes a horse suited for a non-pro does not have […]
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Health Matters: Hidden Opportunities in the Current Times

A month ago, I could not have imagined the topic of this article. My inclination is to write about equine diseases that affect people in the horse industry, not the other way around. But, here we find ourselves dealing with a human health crisis that has had a profound effect within the horse industry. It […]
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Insights & Opinions: Unintended Consequences

The last thing you want is to read another commentary about the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 or the respiratory disease COIVD-19. But as a journalist, I would be remiss not to address it. The situation is fast-changing. What is true today may be vastly different from what is happening in the world by the time you […]