In the Past: One More Record

When interviewed 33 years ago in 1984 at age 15 about his dream of becoming a reining horse trainer, Shawn Flarida – today’s leading reining showman – admitted to the reporter that he had “quite a ways to go” before he would become a full-fledged professional. Fast forward to 2018, and Flarida has unquestionably reached […]

In the Blood: Dual Reyish

  When Dual Reyish won the first round of the 2017 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open with a 222.5, he confirmed the pre-futurity buzz that he was going to be a good one. He gave that buzz a boost after finishing second in the second round, making him the composite winner with a […]

In the Know: ELD Mandate

Several equine industry groups and associations are urging horsemen to speak out against an impending law they say could negatively impact transportation of horses and other livestock. Known as the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, the law limits the amount of time a commercial truck driver can drive, regulates on duty/off duty time and requires […]

In the Blood: Face The Attitude

The 2017 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity and Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show brought together all the top reining horses for the year. A highlight of this coming together was the Lucas Oil Futurity Level 4 Open finals, where Face The Attitude won with a score of 226.5 and earned $166,656. The win […]

In the Blood: BFR Igniting Sparks

When BFR Igniting Sparks came out of the 2017 Lucas Oil American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championship Show, he had earned a World Championship in Senior Working Cow Horse, a Reserve World Championship in Senior Heading, a fourth in Senior Tie-Down Roping, a ninth in Senior Ranch Riding and a ninth in Aged Performance […]

In the Past: He Had It All!

This year’s National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity marks 40 years since the legendary Peppy San Badger, aka “Little Peppy,” was ridden by another cutting legend, Buster Welch, to win the prestigious Futurity Open Championship. The stallion (Mr San Peppy x Sugar Badger x Grey Badger III), owned by the King Ranch, of Kingsville, Texas, […]