Civil Suit Filed Over 2013 Death Of Bella Gunnabe Gifted

Less than three weeks after trainer Mark Arballo was charged with felony animal cruelty in the Sept. 21, 2013, death of reining horse Bella Gunnabe Gifted, owner Martha Torkington filed a civil suit against Arballo in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, Central Division.

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One Time Choice Wins Mercuria Open At The All American Quarter Horse Congress

OneTimeChoice CTurner 13HPOne Time Choice and Chubby Turner, competing at last year's NCHA World Finals • Hart PhotosEqui-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Chubby Turner, of Weatherford, Texas, and One Time Choice won the Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting Open at the All American Quarter Horse Congress, in Columbus, Ohio. In the Oct. 9 finals, Turner and One Time Choice marked a 229 to take the Championship and earn $10,978.

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Lindy Ashlock & Little Miss One Time Top Brazos Bash Derby Non-Pro

LittleMissOneTime LAshlock 14AHLittle Miss One Time & Lindy AshlockThe Brazos Bash saw 15 horse-and-rider teams on Saturday, Oct. 4, and right out of the gate, Abilene, Texas, resident Lindy Ashlock laid down a run to mark a score of 218 aboard Little Miss One Time, setting the bar high. It turned out to be the score to beat, because 14 entries later, she was announced the Derby Non-Pro Champion.

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Curb Adjustment

DMTcurbCorrect curb (chin strap) adjustment on curb or leverage bits is critical for safety (stopping your horse) and is also important for proper function of not only the bit and curb but the entire bridle. A curb must be attached to the cheek piece rings or curb rings of the bit. It must never be attached to the snaffle rein rings on a bit with shanks and must not be too loose or too tight. In addition to safety, proper curb adjustment will allow your horse to respond to your cues accurately.

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Good Time & Corey Cushing Win NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open

GoodTimeNRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champions Good Time & Corey CushingThe National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Open finals, held Oct. 4 in Reno, Nev., is a sight to behold for reined cow horse fans. It is widely regarded as the most prestigious event for an NRCHA horseman to win. This year, Corey Cushing wrapped up his second NRCHA Futurity Open title riding Good Time.

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Tammy Hays & Miss Prize Maker Wrap Up The Non-Pro Win In Reno

THaysMPMTammy Hays & Miss Prize MakerThe Futurity Non-Pro came to a close Friday, Oct. 3, at the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno, Nev., and three new champions were named. Out of 21 competitors in the Non-Pro, it was Tammy Hays and Miss Prize Maker who took the Championship.

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Mark Arballo Pleads Not Guilty

bella-gunnabe-giftedBella Gunnabe GiftedOn October 2, reining horse trainer Mark Arballo pled not guilty to the felony charge of animal cruelty according to a spokesperson from the San Diego County District Attorney’s office in California.