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Austin Shepard and High Brow CD • Photo Courtesy of SDP Buffalo Ranch

HIGH BROW CD: A Son of the Legend

In 2007, we saw one of the most outstanding runs to ever win the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open Championship. It was accurate, intense and filled with cow expression. It was also the run the crowd wanted to win. The following year, High Brow CD’s winning run was what people measured all other […]
You CD Signs and Cody Crow at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions

You CD Signs, Cody Crow Avoid Limited Open Bridle Tailspin

Cody Crow and You CD Signs’ Limited Open Bridle finals round started out a little shaky at the John Justin Arena. You CD Signs’ tail extension nearly fell off and the pair’s first cow was so wild that a second cow was soon ordered by way of a blown horn.  But, in the end, their […]
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“Paddy,” Man from Nantucket Best $5K Non-Pro Limited Field

When Jeffrey Heyer stepped into the John Justin Arena for the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) $5,000 Non-Pro Limited Finals on a brisk Thursday morning, he didn’t think he would walk out with a championship ribbon. But, the Nantucket, Massachusetts, rider was hopeful.  “I got back into riding about 10 years ago,” Heyer said. […]
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Hickorys Prize Doll the Belle of NRCHA Novice Non-Pro Bridle

Neil Taylor fulfilled a dream years in the making by guiding 2012 mare Hickorys Prize Doll to a National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Novice Non-Pro Bridle World Championship on Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas. Taylor and “Dolly” posted a composite 433, including a strong 217.5 fence run to win by three points in the […]
Twice In A Blu Moon and Myles Brown at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions

Twice In A Blu Moon and Myles Brown Cash In at Cowtown

It was just like another day at the office for Myles Brown as the Stinnett, Texas, rancher and Twice In A Blu Moon successfully completed their cow work during the Tres Osos Cow Horse Derby Non-Pro division.  Brown and the 4-year-old mare (Once In A Blu Boon x Teletrona x Little Trona) bred by Diamond […]
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Coureygeous’ Prodigious Start Getting Contagious with Hits at The Bonanza

Following a National Cutting Horse Association [NCHA] Futurity Non-Pro Co-Championship, Coureygous put an exclamation mark on her return to the cutting pen, winning The Bonanza 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship in Belton, Texas. Sired by Equi-Stat Elite $45 million sire Dual Rey, Coureygous is steadily adding to her ledger with victories now at two shows, and currently boasting […]
MoonshineAndTwoAdvil and Shawn Hays at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions

Holy Cow, World Champ! MoonshineAndTwoAdvil Pour it on Along the Fence

To no surprise, the uber-competitive Open Hackamore division at the National Reined Cow Horse (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions required a fantastic finish to win and it was MoonshineAndTwoAdvil who stepped up to deliver it on Wednesday afternoon. The 2014 gelding and trainer Shawn Hays dropped a 443.5 composite out of the eight spot, including a […]

New NRCHA World Champ Sinfully Smart Cat is All of That

Say what you will about Sinfully Smart Cat, but, his trainer said with a wry smile, make sure quirky son of a gun is one of those things. “When he was a 4 year old, we were loping around getting ready to show and it was hot out and you think he ought to be […]
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A Little Bit About Curb Bit Measurement and Function

To understand how any given shanked or curb bit will affect your horse’s response, it’s important to understand how to measure the bit, http://bit.ly/2vU1J1z and, what affect the measurements and the ratios of those measurements may have. Since use of equipment that doesn’t abide by horse show rules almost always results in disqualification, it’s also […]