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Insights & Opinions: Unintended Consequences

The last thing you want is to read another commentary about the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 or the respiratory disease COIVD-19. But as a journalist, I would be remiss not to address it. The situation is fast-changing. What is true today may be vastly different from what is happening in the world by the time you […]
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Health Matters: Fatty Liver

All the hype and emphasis put on weight management in both people and horses is for good reason. Not liking it or trying to hide from it does us and our horses no favors. Over the last few years, some very practical information has been published and medications developed for the management of hormone-dependent obesity in […]
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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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Casey Crouch Cutters and Crew Produce Lights Out Production

With this year’s COVID-19 outbreak leaving cutting horse participants without a place to show, many trainers and their clients have found themselves looking for ways to enjoy their horses. Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Casey Crouch, his wife, Chelsa, and some friends recently came up with a fun way to have a good time and […]
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Reining’s Colonels Lil Gun receives warm farewell

Colonels Lil Gun, the son of a distinctive and legendary sire in the reining industry, left his own sizable footprint before departing this world last week. “Lil Gun,” among the first foals of NRHA Hall of Famer and Equi-Stat Elite $12 Million Sire Colonels Smoking Gun (Gunner), was a finalist in the National Reining Horse […]
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From the Archives: Smart Chic Olena

At the turn of the century, versatile stallion Smart Chic Olena’s career as a sire was taking off, buoyed by waves of successful offspring. The late stallion, who died in June 2012, now stands at $14 million in progeny earnings, with foals competing in cutting, reining, reined cow horse, barrel racing and team roping — […]