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The chorus to a popular Texas country song starts: “I say everybody’s crazy so what you need to do; You need to find somebody crazy like you.” While the song is referring to people falling in love, it can be equally true when it comes to finding friends.
All of us have idiosyncrasies and interests that might draw one person to us while prompting someone else to stay far away. When you find that person who understands your whims, thoughts and habits, it’s like meeting a kindred soul.
For the second time in three years, Shane Brown won the World Championship Freestyle Reining tonight at the Kentucky Horse Park. He rode Shepherd Star to the title, receiving 228 points from the three judges.
Brown’s score put him just 1 point ahead of three riders who tied for second with a score of 227—Aaron Ralston on Blue Taris Glo, Drake Johnson on Sonic Chic Dream, and Pete Kyle on A Ruf Gal.
Shawn Flarida earned the winner’s share of the $100,000 Kentucky Reining Cup at the Kentucky Horse Park, riding Wimps Quixote Cody to a score of 226.5. Andrea Fappani rode Star For The Chicks to second place (224.5) and Tom McCutcheon rode Pretty Peppy Chec to third place (221.0).
Battle in the Saddle competition, held in Oklahoma City since 2010, has been canceled for 2013.The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)
Equi-Stat records.Texas trainer Matt Gaines recently became just the second cutting horse rider to earn more than $7 million, according to
Gaines, 44, headed to the March 28-April 20 XTO Energy/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes in Fort Worth with career earnings totaling $6,989,981. He earned $16,550 at that event to reach Equi-Stat Elite $7 Million Rider status.
The Four Sixes Ranch in Guthrie, Texas, will host the annual Return to the Remuda Sale September 27-28. The sale will include registered American Quarter Horses of various ages from four historic ranches: Four Sixes Ranch, Beggs Cattle Company, Pitchfork Cattle Company and Tongue River Ranch. Three of the ranches are winners of the prestigious AQHA Best Remuda Award, which recognizes the outstanding foundation that ranch horses laid for the American Quarter Horse. In addition to offering some of the best horses in the industry, the sale also serves as an unofficial reunion for American Quarter Horse enthusiasts.