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 […]
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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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.
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 […]
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 […]
The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) is accepting applications for the Professional Horsemen Ambassador Program, a new program that designates equine professionals to help educate and promote beginner-level exhibitors.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]