Cornbread Thinks: Follow the Grass

The world is turning green again, in this hemisphere, anyway. Mares are foaling, cows springing. Tender grass is showing. The Super Stakes is right now in a minute. Our clock for the year has started, just as it has done since the mid-1800s, at least in the world of horses, cows and our sport – cutting.

The threads in this make the cloth of the sack that holds the why of the way we do things like we do. Timing is based on God and Mother Nature’s schedules, not ours. We use theirs because it is so much easier. Stuff just meshes up, like a six-speed transmission. Low gears lug us slowly, but steadily, out of the inactive winter into the higher gears of spring as we break loose the grip, shifting up as we gain traction and momentum.

Changes To NRHA Futurity

Following the 2013 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity, there were several discussions concerning the NRHA Futurity Open go-round schedule, including horses’ progression from the semifinals, and then on to the finals. The NRHA Board of Directors reviewed extensive historical data and scores, and has approved an alteration to the number of horses that will advance from the first go-round to the semifinals. In addition, a change was made concerning the start of the first go-round.

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2014 AQHA/NCHA Weekend Locations Announced

aqha-ncha-weekendThe National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA), along with the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), is pleased to announce the 2014 AQHA/NCHA Cutting Weekend locations that will host three days of fun-filled cutting action for weekend cutters. The shows kick off May 30 and run through June 1 at 25 select locations across the United States.