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Stowe named Univ. of KY Ag Equine Programs Director

JillStowe byMattBartonJill Stowe - Photo by Matt BartonJill Stowe has been named director of University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs and Dickson Professor of Equine Science and Management beginning May 1. Stowe, an associate professor within the College of Agriculture’s Department of Agricultural Economics, follows Ed Squires as the leader of the multidisciplinary equine program that serves as a gateway to all equine activities in the college.

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NRCHA Hackamore Classic Bridle Spectacular Champions Named

LittlePistolPeach KeithVogelLittle Pistol Peach and Keith VogelWhen Keith Vogel, Avondale, Colo., won the NRCHA Hackamore Classic Open Bridle Spectacular on Friday, March 3 aboard Little Pistol Peach (Playgun x Lone Star Peach x Texas Kicker), he bested a field of 18 impressive bridle horses shown by some of his heroes and mentors.

"It's amazing to beat some of the guys who made me want to do this in the first place," said Vogel, who established his own cow horse training operation in late 2007. 

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Bob Dent Passes Away

BobDent webYou’re in Oklahoma City to show in an NRHA major event. You’re horse is ready and acting like he’d like to win a prize. You’re nervous, intense and trying to stay focused. You don’t want any distractions especially as you prepare to enter that Gateway of Champions to perform in the coliseum. No worries – Bob Dent is the paddock manager. He’ll do his best to keep you calm, informed and to make sure that everything runs smoothly. That was Bob’s gift to the reining community.

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Preparation Or Procrastination?

As far as I am concerned, lack of preparation is the root of all evil when it comes to achieving peak performance. There is little else that will cause more anxiety than entering an important event feeling unprepared. Sometimes, however, we may use "preparation" as a crutch or an excuse to never get started at all. If you are stuck in the preparation stage, it may be time to start before you are ready.

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Dawson Leads Open Champions At NRCHA Hackamore Classic

a-spoonful-o-sugar-chris-dawsonA Spoonful O Sugar and Chris DawsonChris Dawson's charmed show season continued at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Hackamore Classic in Pueblo, Colo., when he won the Open Championship aboard Cryin Coyote Ranch's A Spoonful O Sugar (Hes A Peptospoonful x Poco Smokum Oak x Smokum Oak) and took the Reserve Championship aboard his own horse, Travelin Jonez (Smart Chic Olena x Travelin With Sass x Travalena). 

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Purina Pledges $125,000 to A Home For Every Horse

purina-horses-webPurina Animal Nutrition has pledged up to $150,000 in free feed to rescue shelters through its continuing partnership with A Home for Every Horse, a program dedicated to finding homes for horses in need of adoption or fostering. For the second year in a row, Purina has pledged a base donation of $125,000. From April 16, 2013 to August 21, 2013, Purina will donate an additional $1 for every new “Like” or “Share” it receives through Facebook, up to $25,000, for a potential total of $150,000 in free feed.

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CSU Legends of Ranching Sale Largest Ever

csu-legendsColorado State University’s eighth annual Legends of Ranching Performance Horse Sale was the largest in the event’s history, with an offering of 79 American Quarter Horses, and the sale generated $295,000 in proceeds, organizers said.

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Investing In Gen Z

art-catherine-nicholsArt and Catherine Nichols of Wagonhound Land & LivestockGeneration Z – they’re the Google Generation, the iGeneration and Generation Now. But most importantly, sitting in front of tablets, cell phones and on-demand TV are the curious minds of future horsemen and women.

“When you look at children ages 5-9 years old, their ultimate love for horses is not reining, cutting, Western or English. It’s a unicorn, a My Little Pony and a Breyer horse,” explained Todd Branson, the director of youth development for the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). So how should a parent fuel the interest of a youngster that is captivated by horses?