What’s That Strap?

DMTbithobbleThe arrow is pointing to a bit hobble. A bit hobble is designed to be used on bits with shanks and is always attached to the rein rings (loops) of the bit and in front of the reins.* Bit hobbles are used to keep the shanks of the bit moving together as a unit.


$102,000 2-Year-Old Tops NRCHA Snaffle Bit Sales

miss-peptolenoMiss Peptolena was the highest seller at $102,000The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales were held Oct. 2-4 in Reno, Nev., during the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity. The two Select sessions recorded increases in averages, with the highest seller coming from the Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale. Hip No. 439, Miss Peptoleno, topped the sale after the gavel fell at $102,000 for the 2013 sorrel filly. Circle Y Ranch consigned the One Time Pepto daughter who was purchased by Merle Fulton of Fulton Quien Sabe Ranches LP.

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Todd Crawford Youth Clinic Scheduled

MomsSilveradoCat Crawford OpHackClassicCHNRCHA $2 Million Rider Todd CrawfordTodd Crawford, the National Reined Cow Horse Association's (NRCHA) only $2 Million Rider, will offer advice and assistance to National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) competitors at the Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association Fall Festival in Stephenville, Texas.


Congress Super Sale Stronger Than Last Year

im-fancy-schmancyHighest-seller Im Fancy Schmancy“The 2014 Congress Super Sale, presented by Kaplow Insurance, showed a stronger market over the 2013 Sale,” according to Mike Jennings of Professional Horse Services, LLC. “This year the Super Sale posted a higher sale average and median price, as well as the price for the High Seller.”

The CRHA Challenge

The California Reining Horse Association (CRHA) Challenge and National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Southwest Regional Affiliate Finals is scheduled for Oct. 22-26 and features a full slate of NRHA ancillary classes, as well as limited-age classes. For those who are unable to attend, check out the live webcast.

Xtra Electric Meter & Craig Schmersal Top Congress Futurity Open Reining

XtraElectricMeterXtra Electric Meter & Craig Schmersal • Photo by Shane RuxOn Sunday, Oct. 5, a new Futurity Open Champion was named at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio. As the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Level 4 Open finals came to a close, it was Xtra Electric Meter and Craig Schmersal, of Overbrook, Okla., who secured the championship with their score of 229 to win $31,378.


Return To The Remuda Hits Million-Dollar Sales Mark

return-to-the-remuda-2014Picks Gun sold for $17,500.The Return to the Remuda Sale, held at the historic Four Sixes Ranch in Guthrie, Texas, Oct. 11, reached a new sale milestone – a million-dollar sale day. The annual autumn sale is produced in partnership between the Four Sixes Ranch, Pitchfork Land & Cattle Co., Tongue River Ranch, Beggs Cattle Co. This year, Circle Bar Ranch also consigned horses to the sale.

NCAA-Sponsored Equestrian Recommended For Removal

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently announced a recommendation from the NCAA’s Committe on Women’s Athletics to remove equestrian from its roster of emerging sports in Divisions I and II. The National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) is voicing its support for the coninuation of equestrian as an NCAA-sponsored sport. The NCEA has the full story.