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In The Blood: Sparking Train

As the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) ramps up for its biggest event of the year — the Snaffle Bit Futurity and Hackamore Classic — it seems appropriate to celebrate a special line of cow horses through broodmare Sparking Train.
Steady Joe and Bud Lyon at the APHA World Championship in Fort Worth.

APHA talent passes with flying colors in Fort Worth

There was noticeably more color than usual at Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Memorial Center in September for the American Paint Horse Association World Championship. Among the newly crowned world champions were Steady Joe and rider Bud Lyon, the Junior Reining World Championship titlists.  Among those riders and horses winning more than one World Championship during […]
Quarter Horse News October 1 2019 cover

October 1st Table of Contents — Quarter Horse News Magazine

Feature Gettin’ Personal with … Primo MoralesTo see the whole picture of the life and times of this photographer requires a trip into the Ohio outdoors and a GoPro on the back of a bull. By John Henry, Page 52 The Reined Cow Horse Issue Cow Horse CoolThe NRCHA is poised for another banner Snaffle […]
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Metallic Cat: Soaring to New Heights

He wowed right out of the gate at the 2008 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, and the spotlight has never dimmed. Indeed, Metallic Cat has stormed the Western performance horse industry.
Guaranteed A Magnum and Jimmy van der Hoeven at the High Roller in Las Vegas.

Catching Up With The Triumphant Van Der Hoeven

Dutchman Jimmy van der Hoeven packed his bags for the return trip home to Whitesboro, Texas, last week feeling fortuinlijk. Chance and good fortune as a force in human affairs — in this case, the affairs of equine and human — are as important as preparation and execution. Guaranteed A Magnum and van der Hoeven had […]
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Mare Power Prevails at Brazos Bash

Alexa Stent is familiar with generations of Smooth Little Bow’s lineage, and together in the cutting pen, the pair put together a fluid run on Wednesday that appeared decades in the making at the NCHA’s Brazos Bash. The dashing duo’s 431.5 composite bested the Non-Pro Futurity field at the Silverado Arena in Weatherford with runs […]
Blind Sided, a 2019 Freshman Reined Cow horse sire, going down the fence

2019 Freshman Reined Cow Horse Sires

The first year a stallion’s offspring compete can trigger many emotions. A mix of excitement, anxiety and hopefulness flood the senses for those who spend years waiting. For the 31 freshman sires in the Western performance horse industry this year, the successes and failures of their own show careers are no longer the gauge. It’s […]