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The ongoing dispute between Carol Rose and Aaron Ranch regarding the ownership of 10 horses has been settled. Since last fall, Rose and Aaron Ranch have disputed the ownership of several horses purchased by Aaron Ranch as the high bidder at the August 2013 Carol Rose Quarter Horses Dispersal Sale.
The issue was settled out of court prior to a July 24 hearing with Gainesville, Texas, 235th District Court Judge Janelle Haverkamp. One of Aaron Ranch’s attorneys, Don Gordon, commented after the session adjourned, “All of the disputes between Aaron Ranch and Ms. Rose as to the 10 horses that were the subject of the injunction, and Shiners Lena Doc, have been settled. Aaron Ranch asserts no more claim to those animals.”
I would like to visit with you about a hot topic in the reining industry – the National Reining Horse Association’s proposed drug rule. Whether you agree or not, I ask that you please consider what I share with you, based on my more than 40 years of experience in the horse business. This is my opinion and only mine. I have thought long and hard about sharing it, because there are people who feel very strongly about drug rules, and I know I am exposing myself and my family to criticism. I ask that you read with an open mind, and not resort to personal attacks on Facebook or other social media sites.
Let me start by saying I do not agree with any horse trainer, owner or vet who drugs an unsound horse and blocks them to the point that they cannot feel their limbs, feet or otherwise. I am first a horseman and firmly disagree with this type of doping. You can ask any client of mine in the past 25 years of my professional career; I will not do this. I believe my horse is my teammate and I do not want to cripple or damage one for life. I know there are owners and trainers in this industry who want to win at all costs. I am not one.
However, what I can tell you is no drug rule will stop that type of individual from doing what it takes to win.
Omega Alpha - Equine products! We thought the photo was a spectacular image.Letha Simmons, of Benson, Arizona, is this week’s winner in the Quarter Horse News/Horsecity.com My Favorite Place to Ride Photo Contest. She will receive $150 in
There is a wide variety of equipment used to start horses. Here are some of the handmade options from Dennis Moreland Tack!
A. Bosal — The bosal is a noseband, that when combined with a headstall, makes up the vaquero hackamore or la jaquima. According to Luis Ortega in his book California Hackamore la jaquima was introduced into California from Northern Mexico, the great cattle empire of that time, in the 1770s. It was used by the Dons of Spain who helped colonize parts of California and start large cattle ranches. Each ranch had a caballada or band of highly trained saddle horses which were started in hackamores.
June-teenth, the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) held its convention in Salt Lake City, not an easy destination for many. A very wealthy family from India managed to have a million-dollar wedding there at the same time. So, it was Cowboys and Indians all weekend – a very cultural experience.
Several years ago, the powers that be decided to have the Convention in different parts of the country every other year. There is a fair amount of discussion about this. Any way you look at it, most people will have to travel. Even if it is in your backyard, your time will be spoken for. The important thing to know is this: No matter where it is, not near enough Directors or Members attend.