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The NRHA plans to once again discuss the approval status of the upcoming Run For A Million reining. The show, which was designated as Category 11, is part of a planned documentary series about reining and the riders participating in the show. • Photo by Kelsey Pecsek Hruska.

Run For A Million’s Approval Status Goes Back Before NRHA

The Run For A Million reining will once again be debated by the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) when it comes before the group’s Board of Directors this week. At issue is the long-term impact the lucrative invitational show could have on the NRHA’s earnings records and milestones.

More Major NCHA Events Trying Leveling This Year

At least three major limited-age cuttings plan to offer leveled classes this year. Officials hope testing the leveling system proposed during last year’s National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Convention will give insight into how well the class-restructuring system works.
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Snaffle Bit Types and Their Use on Performance Horses with Dennis Moreland Tack

A snaffle bit is a bit that works without leverage. It’s most commonly made with a jointed (or broken) mouthpiece. Watch along on the video as performance horse trainer Ben Baldus, of Baldus Horsemanship, and Dennis Moreland, discuss snaffle bit types and their use on performance horses. Three common types of snaffles http://bit.ly/snaffles used in […]
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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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Hollywoodstinseltown Hits New Sire Milestone

Foals by reiner Hollywoodstinseltown have helped their father hit a new sire record. The palomino son of the great Hollywood Dun It is now a National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Two Million Dollar Sire.
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Legendary Mare Bet Yer Blue Boons Dies

The death of a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open World Champion and million-dollar producer has the Western performance horse industry in mourning. Bet Yer Blue Boons, an earner of $350,615, reportedly died at the age of 29 on May 1 due to complications from colic.