Ruben Vandorp illustrating a rundown on a horse
In the rundown, a free-running, relaxed horse makes a pretty picture for judges to watch as the horse goes into a dirt-slinging stop.

Wide Open to Whoa: Perfecting the Rundown and Stop Maneuver

Ruben Vandorp builds horse and rider confidence in the rundown and stop maneuver through simple, consistent exercises. The rundown is one of two things to riders: a blast-off into a fantastic stop or the most nerve-wracking portion of a reining run that leads to an uncertain slide. It doesn’t have to be a big deal, […]
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Meet the Candidates

Election Day is fast approaching! Learn more about the National Cutting Horse Association’s (NCHA) chosen candidates for vice president this year, as well as their opinions on important issues affecting cutting today.
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Give ‘Em the Boot: Leg Protection

Choosing the correct combo of leg protection can mean the difference between a successful career and an early retirement. Whether you’re new to the horse industry or have been involved for many years, leg protection can be a confusing topic. There are many opinions on the subject, and sometimes it can be hard to separate […]
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The Scoop on Horse Poop

Monitoring your horse’s poop is not for the faint of heart, but it is a good way to find out what’s going on inside his body.  Handling horse poop may not sound appetizing to most people, but it’s part of Megan Petty, DVM’s, job at Tularosa Equine Clinic in Tularosa, New Mexico. Manure is a […]
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Steady & Strong: Training with Donkeys

Life without mom can be a scary time for any foal. One minute she’s there for reassurance or food, but come weaning day, she’s out of their lives. At Sterling Ranch, weanlings have a little help making that transition. They’re accompanied every step of the way – actually connected to – a pair of steady, […]
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Frankly Speaking: Path of Change!

For some of you who care as deeply as I do for our horse and the industry that surrounds him, you look forward to learning about what positive changes may occur in this business. Some of you have made the effort to be proactive. You filed your thoughts and ideas in the form of rule […]
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Cornbread Thinks: Welcome to Retail

In the car business, from time to time, an individual who had successfully climbed the ladder to a highly compensated level retired with a sizable piece of money. Some wanted to become dealers. Having worked with dealers for 20 years, they knew how stupid and inept dealers were, so this would be a piece of […]
Corey Cushing roping a steer at World Greatest

Cushing’s Top Choices

A $2 million reined cow horse rider, Corey Cushing commented on some of his favorite horses that have carried him to the pay window throughout his career. He’s a two-time National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Open champion and a winner of the World’s Greatest Horseman. Now, Corey Cushing has become one […]
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Fire & Ice: Cool N Hot Claims Open Horse of The Year

The headlines from the major National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA)-sanctioned shows across the country contained a myriad of the hottest competitors, but in the Open division, the names of Cool N Hot and Hashtags became synonymous with success. As the NCHA tallied points throughout the season after each stallion marked high score after high score, […]