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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Features Circling SmartCircles are an overlooked maneuver to many reiners, but Kole Price uses them to work on his horse’s shape, steering, cadence and style. By Kate Bradley Byars, Page 32 Ranch Horse Breeding: Then & NowBreeding experts Dr. Glenn Blodgett and Jim Brinkman discuss the progression of ranch horses and how stock horse competitions […]
Features The Virus Among UsCOVID-19 has turned the world upside down for Western performance horse industry members who are already navigating challenges caused by the virus. By John Henry, Page 32 Glide to the SideReining trainer Sean Johnson uses the half-pass to enhance his horses’ maneuvers. By Jennifer Denison, Page 38 Hindsight 20/20The NRCHA Stallion […]
Features NRCHA National ChampionsThese horses and riders dominated in 2019 on their way to year-end NRCHA National championships. By John Henry, Teri Lee, Molly Montag & Lillian Kent, Page 40 Game Day Ready Approaching a horse show like a game day is how Ben Baldus prepares his non-pro and youth clients to manage show-time stress. […]
Learn more about the NCHA’s candidates for vice president this year, as well as their opinions on important issues affecting cutting today.
I was up till midnight on Easter, loading out from the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes. I did some after the finals Saturday, then I was back before daylight. I had a private sunrise service, and the sermon was excellent. Then it came to pass that Buttermilk picked me up at the Will Rogers Memorial Center (WRMC), took me to her people’s for Easter supper and brought me back to Will Rogers. It was good.