Cornbread Thinks: Show Days

Cutting is 90 percent mental, the rest is in your head. Even if someone could program what needs remembering into a ’puter, it wouldn’t be fast enough. Besides, cows are always thinking up new stuff. Someday I want to meet one of the cow trainers, just to ask why they are so hateful. 

Nebraska State Veterinarian Urges Caution With EHV-1

Due to an increased number of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) cases across the nation, State Veterinarian Dr. Dennis Hughes is reminding horse owners, as well as operators of horse shows/exhibitions to remain vigilant and exercise biosecurity measures at all events where horses are co-mingled. Read the Nebraska Department of Agriculture press release.

Barrel Horse At Clovis Rodeo Tests Positive For EHV-1

A barrel racing horse that took part in the Clovis Rodeo has tested positive for a strain of equine herpesvirus. The California Department of Food and Agriculture says the mare has been confirmed positive for the non-neuropathogenic strain of EHV-1, but her symptoms are unusually mild. Read more at
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Gunner Is An NRHA Six Million Dollar Sire

Gunner byTristanDarkColonels Smoking Gun (Gunner) • photo by Tristan DarkWith the month of April being a busy time in National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) competition, the legend of NRHA Hall of Fame stallion Colonels Smoking Gun (Gunner) had more pages added to the story. Thanks to the success of his offspring, Gunner has become the NRHA’s fifth Six Million Dollar Sire. His official NRHA offspring earnings now are $6,013,250.

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Mandy McCutcheon Becomes NRHA Two Million Dollar Rider

Ms Whiz Dunit MMcCutcheonNRHA Two Million Dollar Rider Mandy McCutcheon, with Ms Whiz DunitThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) congratulated its newest Two Million Dollar Rider, Mandy McCutcheon, for unofficially becoming the first non-pro and first female rider to earn the designation.

California Chrome Confirmed For Preakness Stakes

Kentucky Derby (G1) winner California Chrome is headed to the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, May 17, bringing trainer Art Sherman back to Maryland for the first time in 55 years. Read more about California Chrome on turf writer Michael Compton’s blog.

California Chrome Wins Kentucky Derby

True to his form this year, California Chrome made it look easy in the Kentucky Derby. He became the first California-bred horse in 52 years to win the first leg of the Triple Crown, and he continued the fairytale story of his 77-old-year trainer and the small-time owners who bred him with a total investment of […]

Horse Owners Sue Rescue Group

A group of six horse owners are suing a local equine rescue, claiming extortion, racketeering and wire fraud. They are accusing Equine Angels Rescue of using bullying tactics to take their horses. A judge’s order has returned some of the horses to their owners, who say the horses came back in worse condition than before. […]