What’s In A Name?

It’s been more than 400 years since Shakespeare wrote “Romeo and Juliet,” and Juliet Capulet spoke the immortal lines, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose; By any other name would smell as sweet.” The point Juliet was making to her dear Romeo was that a name is a meaningless; She was in love with the person called Romeo Montague, not the name itself or the family behind it.

Juliet and Shakespeare may believe names are meaningless, but the horseman who agrees with them is rare, indeed. Horse names, it seems, are vitally important, with breeders and owners spending hours upon hours dwelling on potential monikers for their newborn foals.

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Adan Banuelos Scores Big At Tunica

ABanAdan BanuelosThe Tunica Futurity, held Jan. 27-Feb. 3, is enjoying a new venue this year. The show that began in Memphis, Tenn., and moved to Tunica, Miss., in 2005, now calls West Monroe, La., home. To break in the new location in style, Adan Banuelos swept the Open.

House Approves Farm Bill Funding To Help Save Working Farm And Ranch Lands

One of the nation’s leading conservation groups, the Land Trust Alliance praised the U.S. House of Representatives today for approving a Farm Bill conference report, 251-166, that will provide more than $1 billion for a new consolidated conservation program to save working farm and ranch lands over the next five years. The Senate is expected […]

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By Justin High, DVM

Horses are wonderful creatures with an innate sense of beauty that is unlike any other in the animal world. So, when a group of single-celled organisms, like bacteria or a fungus, gets the upper hand on them, it doesn’t seem quite right. Pastern dermatitis is an excellent example of this, and one we all face eventually.

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Reiners Mourn Liz Haverty’s Death

LHavWhodiniLiz Haverty & Whodini • Photo by FletchThe reining community is mourning the loss of horsewoman Elizabeth "Liz" Haverty, 62, who lost her battle with cancer Sunday, Jan. 26. Her influence in the industry will truly be missed.

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CD Kual Gun & Austin Shepard Finish Big at the Augusta Futurity

CDKualGun AShepardCD Kual Gun & Austin ShepardA 4-year-old gelding with $5,233 in prior earnings picked up $31,824 while winning the Futurity Open finals and placing second in the Futurity Non-Pro finals, and horses ridden by his trainer Austin Shepard placed 1-2-3 during Saturday’s Open finals to earn a combined $49,364 as the 35th annual Augusta Futurity ended with a bang.