Autumn Acre, an 11-year-old stallion who earned $365,436 as a cutter and sired several money-earners from his first few crops, passed away on Sept. 23 in Weatherford, Texas. Autumn Acre was humanely euthanized due to injuries suffered during an accident during his daily exercise routine, said cutting trainer Phil Rapp, of Weatherford, Texas.
When it comes to deworming horses, the message has been confusing. After all, for more than four decades, horse owners heard the same one: rotate. But now, rotating is old news. What’s the new message? Be strategic about your deworming.
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Competitive bidding and strong prices for well-bred 2-year-olds and yearlings were hallmarks of Don Horton's Strawn Valley Ranch Dispersal on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Silverado Arena in Weatherford, Tex. Produced by Western Bloodstock Ltd., the sale featured offspring of The Smart Look, the No. 1 living producer of NCHA money earners, including 17 sons and daughters of her sons and daughters.
Wagonhound Land & Livestock’s first production sale was held the first weekend of September at the ranch located along the Laramie Range in Douglas, Wyo. An enthusiastic crowd enjoyed the beautiful weather and superior horses.
Two out of three events are now complete for Non-Pro competitors at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center in Reno, Nev. A pair of California horsemen are tied for first place in the Non-Pro and Intermediate Non-Pro composite with identical 430 scores.
Horses are great animals for many reasons, but if you think about it, they are excellent teaching tools for people. Now I have as much appreciation for horses as anyone, but I am convinced they are not the smartest animals on the planet. They do, however, have great memories. This is one of the main reasons they are such teachable/trainable animals.
In this 4.5 hour video series, Todd Bergen explains the fundamentals behind the training program that has made him the #1 All Time Leading Rider of reining, working cowhorse, and cutting horses. Using a combination of detailed drill sequences and explanations, Todd discusses the mechanics of body control as they relate to performance horse maneuvers and overall efficiency.