U.S. Federal Appeals Court Halts Horse Slaughter

A federal appeals court on Monday, Nov. 4, temporarily halted plans by companies in two U.S. states to begin slaughtering horses, continuing on-again, off-again efforts to resume domestic equine slaughter two years after Congress lifted a ban on the practice. Read more at USA Today.

Judge Rules In Favor Of Slaughterhouses

After a lengthy legal battle, a federal judge cleared the way for horse slaughter to resume in the United States with a ruling on Friday, Nov. 1. Read more at the Paulick Report.
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Katie Young, Copper Cat Capture PCCHA Futurity Non-Pro

coppercat-katieyoungKatie Young and Copper CatKatie Young earned her second Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Futurity Non-Pro Championship in the past four years on Sunday in Paso Robles, Calif. In 2010, she rode For Instance to victory. This year, it was Copper Cat who carried her to a score of 222 and the $7,859 win. Both horses are trained by her father, Stan Fonsen.

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NRHA Futurity To Feature Clinton Anderson Colt-Starting Demo

clintonandersonClinton AndersonThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) and Downunder Horsemanship are excited to announce that Clinton Anderson will be presenting a Colt Starting Demonstration at the 2013 NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) in Oklahoma City.

Sally Cats Meow and Gary Gonsalves Win PCCHA Futurity Open

During 150 dramatic seconds in Paso Robles, Calif., on Nov. 2, the 3-year-old mare Sally Cats Meow earned $32,000 and upgraded her status from solid cutting prospect to possibly great one.

The horse, bred and owned by Tom Bailey’s Iron Rose Ranch of Cardonbale, Colo., carried Gary Gonsalves, of Millsap, Texas, to a final-round 225 and the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association/Borjon Auto Center Futurity Open Championship.

Man & His Horse

The 2013 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity yielded a lot of great stories, like that of Open Champion Nick Dowers and Time For The Diamond, which starts on page 42.

One story that isn’t included in that coverage, however, involves an old man and a horse. He wasn’t a competitor, trainer,  assistant or groom; he was just an old cowboy with a horse. He pulled into Reno in a homemade horse trailer that doubles as his living quarters for eight months out of the year, rode in the practice pens, watched cow horses compete and mingled amongst horsemen day after day.

Cornbread Thinks: Taking Chances

This month, the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity starts in Fort Worth, Texas. It is one more very big deal, the pivot point of our world. It is the first time these 3-, coming 4-year-old horses have a hand dropped in real competition, in front of real judges.

Big Sky Montana Futurity

BIG SKY MONTANA FUTURITY

Kalispell, MT - August 12-18, 2013

117 Entries - $35,500 Added - $76,464.28 Total Purse