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Remembering Chics Magic Potion

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Chics Magic Potion and Bob Avila
On Dec. 14, 2012, the horse world tragically lost the great reined cow horse performer and sire, Chics Magic Potion (Smart Chic Olena x Remedys Magic Potion x Remedys Reply). Bob and Dana Avila, “Magic’s” owner, Kenneth Banks, and everyone who was close to the 12-year-old stallion during his superlative career will certainly mourn this loss.

 

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Cornbread Thinks: Your Head, Your Clothes and the Futurity

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Laura & Tate Bennett with Rios Jewel
We want to see what a great trainer can bring out of great horses. Great trainers teach them to be athletes first. They teach them how to position themselves to not only block any attempt to go to the herd, but give a cow the impression that he is in two places at once, already landing to head the next turn, and telling the cow, “Don't even think about it.”

Resolution Time! Weight Loss Plans For Obese Horses

Jan. 2, 2013 – In an article published on The Horse and Bloodhorse websites, “Equine obesity is an increasingly common problem, leading many owners to seek safe weight loss solutions for their horse.” See what the researchers have found

Here They Come: NYT Reports On Drugging At Horse Shows

Jan. 2, 2013 – The Philly Dawg blog in the Philadelphia Inquirer, written by Amy Worden, addresses the New York Times’ report on drugging of horses at shows: “A report in the Dec. 30, 2012, New York Times reveals widespread drug use in equestrian sports right up to the Olympic level. In dozens of random […]

“Cliff” Deal Raises Estate Tax

Jan. 2, 2013 – According to Drovers CattleNetwork, “The U.S. House of Representatives approved a Senate bill on Tuesday night to avert $600 billion in automatic tax increases and spending cuts known as the “fiscal cliff.” Here are details:” See the details

Happy Cows: Texas Ranch Adds Beer To Its Cattle Feed

Jan. 1, 2013 – According to Drovers CattleNetwork, “A cattle ranch outside Houston, Texas says its pairing of an award-winning beer with its hay supply makes Kobe-style beef produced at the farm more flavorful.” Read the article

Latest Drought Monitor Map

Although it’s getting better, extreme drought conditions persist in the middle section of the United States. Almost all of Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska are still in the worst stages. See the drought monitor map