Cutting

  • Investigation Continues Into Alleged Horse Abuse At Texas Cutting - Investigators on Friday, Aug. 11, continued to probe allegations a horse was shot with a BB gun at a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA)-sanctioned event in Texas.
  • A Tribute to Modine - For 82-year-old Jon Foote, the loss of Modine Smith was a hard reality to bear. Smith, who passed away July 22, was not only a close friend, but also an asset to the cutting industry he knew would be sorely missed. Struggling through mourning, he looked within and wrote his feelings.
  • Video Shows Alleged Horse Abuse At Whitesboro cutting - An incident of alleged horse abuse at a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA)-approved event Saturday, July 15, near Whitesboro, Texas, on Tuesday continued to attract attention from people in the industry. Recently, a Quarter Horse News(QHN) staff member was given the chance to watch two short cell phone videos said to be of the event in question.
  • Modine Smith Passes at Age 94 - Modine Smith, 94, of Grass Valley, California, passed away on July 22. Smith, along with her late husband, Ed, selflessly committed herself to the betterment and promotion of cutting for nearly five decades.
  • NCHA Investigates Alleged Horse Abuse at Texas Cutting - The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) on Saturday acknowledged receiving allegations of horse abuse at an approved cutting held last week near Whitesboro, Texas. In a statement, the NCHA said it received a written complaint of abuse that allegedly happened on July 15.  “The complaint is being fully investigated and will be acted upon under […]
  • Texas Animal Welfare Officials Investigating Horse Abuse Allegations - Animal-welfare officials are investigating a report a horse was shot at an event earlier this month near Whitesboro, Texas.
  • Goodbye to Bobby Pidgeon - George Robert “Bobby” Pidgeon Sr., of Moscow, Tennessee, passed away July 14 after an extended illness. As a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) competitor, breeder, show producer, raconteur and enthusiast, Pidgeon had few equals.
  • $25,000-Added Weekend Events Added to West Texas Futurity - The West Texas Futurity will offer $25,000-added Open and Non-Pro any-age cuttings at this year’s show in August at the Tri-State Exposition Arena in Amarillo, Texas. The five-judge format is similar to Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting events, with one go-round and a finals.
  • Goodbye to June Bug Dually - June Bug Dually put her name on the map in 2007 at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity. A decade later, on May 21, she was laid to rest after sustaining injuries in a pasture accident.
  • Purple Reyn Dies at 7 - Purple Reyn, known for her grit and flair in the show pen, died the morning of May 23. The talented mare was 7 years old.