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Peppys From Heaven and Larry Hall were the 7-Up Non-Pro Champions at the 1994 Abilene Western. • Photo by Teresa Jett

Peppys From Heaven Laid to Rest

Peppys From Heaven, a 1987 mare by Peppy San Badger and out of Royal Blue Boon, passed away after spending her entire life owned by the same family. At 32 years old, she was humanely euthanized and laid to rest beside her dam at Larry Hall’s Cutting Horses in Weatherford, Texas.  The stout red roan […]
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Second Chance Class Offered at West Texas Futurity

The Second Chance Class at the West Texas Futurity will give riders who don’t advance to the second round of the Futurity Open another shot at bringing home some cash. The class is a jackpotted event for horses that did not advance out of the first go-round of the West Texas Futurity Open. If owners […]
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In the Stats: PCCHA Derby

The Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Derby, Classic and Challenge will take place June 7-16 at the South Point Equestrian Arena in Las Vegas.
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What’s Prestige Worth?

Fame. Honor. Esteem. Influence. Authority. No matter how you describe it, prestige is all about being in a position of prominence. Prestige is defined as “a widespread respect and admiration felt for someone or something on the basis of a perception of their achievements or quality.” In the Western performance horse industry, that used to […]
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12 Invited to The Run For A Million Freestyle Invitational

A talented bunch of reiners made the lineup for the $50,000 Freestyle Invitational at this summer’s The Run For A Million. The event will be held Aug. 17 at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Riders who have been selected to compete are: Kristin Booth, Randall Dooley, Emily Emerson, Andrea Fappani, Gary […]
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How To Choose Between Doubled and Stitched, and Harness Leather, Split Reins

One of my favorite questions to help riders with is “which split reins are right for me?” says Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack.  When choosing between doubled and stitched, and harness leather reins, it’s important to know which type of rein will best fit your discipline, expectations and climate. You’ve also got to consider […]
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Dr. Tom Lenz Earns Equine Industry Vision Award

Western performance horse veterinarian and American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Hall of Fame member Dr. Tom Lenz has been honored for his advocacy for humane treatment of horses. Dr. Tom Lenz, who worked on legendary stallions Colonel Freckles and Boon Bar, received the 2019 Equine Industry Vision Award on Friday, May 31, during the American […]
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Treating Cryptorchids

As a follow-up to last month’s column about the condition of cryptorchidism in young stallions, this month we will look at your options for treatment. The saying goes that sometimes the cure can be worse than the disease, but I would say the opposite is the case for cryptorchidism. You may not have had the […]
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Ride The Pattern Clinics Offered at AQHA Ranch Horse World Show

Two Ride The Pattern clinics will be held next month at the Zoetis American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. At the event, AQHA Professional Horsemen will show the audience how they would complete a pattern from that show. Donations will be accepted during […]