Jennifer Rector & Smooth Reyn • Photo by Kelsey Pecsek

Classic/Challenge Amateur Ends in Tie

In the largest finals of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular so far, the Classic/Challenge Amateur was an exciting class that featured dynamic runs. In a show of girl power, Jennifer Rector and Bella Anderson bested their rivals to share the Championship.

Carol Ward Takes Derby Unlimited Amateur in Fort Worth

As the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular just passed the halfway mark, it was the amateur’s time to shine. In the Derby Unlimited Amateur, a few solid scores were marked, but Carol Ward edged out the competition on one of her own.

Tying Up Is Safer With a Bowline Knot!

Use a sturdy post or other firmly set stationary structure to tie your horse to. Tie at shoulder level or above to prevent your horse from stepping over the lead rope (which may cause an injury) but don’t tie so high that your horse has to stand with its head unnaturally elevated.

A Tribute to Modine

For 82-year-old Jon Foote, the loss of Modine Smith was a hard reality to bear. Smith, who passed away July 22, was not only a close friend, but also an asset to the cutting industry he knew would be sorely missed. Struggling through mourning, he looked within and wrote his feelings.
Myo Starlight and the Bell family (left to right): Lydia, 14; Pake, 12; Kynley, 7; and Spence and Kristin. • Photo by Beth DeLozier

A Rising Star

Her dam wasn’t purchased for any reason other than because she was a cutting-bred mare. She wasn’t bred to excel in any particular discipline. Her foray into the breeding world was a last-minute back-up plan. And yet Myo Starlight has quickly become a rising star, finishing 2016 as the No. 1 dam of reining horses while also producing money-earners in the reined cow horse arena.

Cattalou is a freak!

When Cattalou arrived at Buffalo Ranch in 2016 David Plummer said “If you can find a better looking stallion out there, you should breed to him.”

Intrinsic Value

As a kid, I showed horses on the Michigan Quarter Horse Association circuit. The prizes were ribbons, and for me and my horse, blue ones were few and far between. My family couldn’t afford a horse that could compete at the top levels, so while I could win at open shows, I was thrilled to pick up a ribbon of any color at a breed show.

Video Shows Alleged Horse Abuse At Whitesboro cutting

An incident of alleged horse abuse at a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA)-approved event Saturday, July 15, near Whitesboro, Texas, on Tuesday continued to attract attention from people in the industry. Recently, a Quarter Horse News(QHN) staff member was given the chance to watch two short cell phone videos said to be of the event in question.