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Talk Dreamy To Me and Ruben Vandorp competing in the 2019 NRHA Futurity Open Finals.

Insights & Opinions: Catalyst for Growth

Where do good horses come from? What about great ones? I think most of us can agree it’s a careful balance of genetics, athleticism, conformation and trainability … all with at least a pinch of God-given talent. But what it takes to develop great horses into performers in our industry is a different matter. Along with […]
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May 15, 2020, Table of Contents — Quarter Horse News Magazine

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 […]
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Breeding & Beyond: Breeding Goals — A Requirement

In my last couple columns, I brought my passion for creating the best cross pos- sible front and center. Now, I feel the need to go a bit backward. Let’s go back and bring attention to what I think is the foundation for creating a great cross — setting a breeding goal. I think the best […]
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May 1, 2020, Table of Contents — Quarter Horse News Magazine

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 […]
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Frankly Speaking: Horse of a Different Color

“We need an outcross stallion!” How many times have you heard that when horse breeders visit with each other? It is a common theme, and one that transcends all disciplines in the equine industry. Why do we need an outcross stallion? The explanation is very simple. For too long now, our horse industry has narrowed its […]
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Will Rogers Memorial Center a Shrine to Love and Friendship

Progress being what it is, a new arena was a long overdue need for a city of Fort Worth growing out of its blue jeans. Fortunately for the Western performance horse industry, its major events stayed at the venerable Will Rogers Coliseum or a surrounding building on the sacred grounds. The Will Rogers Memorial Center […]
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Part II: Two of a Kind — Will Rogers and his Horses

Over the last 100 years, there really is no equal to Will Rogers when you calculate the sum of his parts as a stage and film actor, vaudeville performer, humorist and social commentator.  “I have a lot of big ideas,” Will said in 1930, five years before his death in a plane crash in Alaska, […]
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Health Matters: The Relationship

Just as you would expect, there are some dramatic differences between the horse industry in Texas and what I see on my veterinary mission trips to Central America. Using your own powers of observation, barring any judgement, you can appreciate the discrepancy in education, opportunity and equipment without me pointing anything out. As a whole, I […]
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Two of a Kind: Will Rogers and His Horses

Over the last 100 years, there really is no equal to Will Rogers when you calculate the sum of his parts as a stage and film actor, vaudeville performer, humorist and social commentator.  “I have a lot of big ideas,” Will said in 1930, five years before his death in a plane crash in Alaska, […]
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Frankly Speaking: A Silver Lining

By now, most, if not all, of you have felt the pains of hardship created by the novel coronavirus and COVID-19. I pray that this nasty virus has not affected any of you medically and this column finds you in good health. I know many of you are suffering the difficulties of complying with the restrictions […]