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.
Dennis Moreland Tack, we talked about correct adjustment of the curb (chin strap or curb strap). In this photo, the curb is adjusted too tightly, causing it to have constant contact with the underside of the jaw.Last week at
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Equi-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.
The All American Quarter Horse Congress Cutting Futurity, Derby and Classic concluded on Oct. 5 in Columbus, Ohio. Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Randy Chartier had a great day, winning both the Derby and Classic Open.
The 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.
Correct 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.
The 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.
The 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.
Two sets of tough competition took over the Brazos Bash on Oct. 3 in Weatherford, Texas, during the Classic Non-Pro finals, and efforts made by Patrick Collins and Julie Jarma ended in a Co-Championship.
On 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.