What an astute statement by Abraham Maslow. Too often we fall into this trap whether in the show pen or in the board room. Once we find a method or technique that seems to work or feels comfortable, we apply it to every situation. It seems like many of us get to a certain level of expertise, then just stop learning.
Taylor Carbo, 20, and his 6-year-old stallion Moms Stilish Cat continued a hot run that started last summer by returning to Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Coliseum and marking a 222.5 to win Saturday’s Classic Limited Non-Pro finals at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes.
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Starting in December, the National Cutting Horse Association’s (NCHA) three highest-profile limited-age shows – the NCHA Futurity, NCHA Super Stakes and NCHA Summer Spectacular – will all be highlighted in national cable television network broadcasts less than one week after they end.
Some of cutting’s greatest 5- and 6-year-old horses made up the Friday, April 6, National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Classic Open finals. Stylish Martini lived up to spectators' expectations when she and Equi-Stat Elite $3 Million Rider Roger Wagner beat out 25 talented horse-and-rider teams competing for the top spot with a 225.5.
The 2012 show year was hit-and-miss for some riders. But National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Million Dollar Rider Annie Reynolds found success in many areas. Reynolds claims the Equi-Stat Non-Pro Rider Award following a winning season with a grand total of $176,107 in earnings.
Corey Cushing, Scottsdale, Ariz., endless grit and determination during a busy year landed him at the top of the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) leader board for 2012. His earnings of $329,621 make him the recipient of the Equi-Stat Open Rider Award.Fire and passion are key elements for success in any sport, and especially in the horse world. For 32-year-old
cloning lawsuit involving the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and two Texas horse owners that had been set for late March has been re-scheduled for May 1, according to court records.Court-ordered mediation in the
The pending United States District Northern District case, set in U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson’s Amarillo, Texas court, also includes a June 24 “be ready for trial” order. However, a court clerk and an AQHA attorney said the trial is not likely to start at that time.
There will be a special place in Heaven for trainers’ wives. It will be padded and have a punching bag. There will be a really nice barn where nothing ever breaks or gets hurt or sick. It will be warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and airy and light. It will be full of good horses owned by customers who pay their bills on time and know all the rules of cutting – written and unwritten. All the barn help will be graduates of the Martha Stewart School of Housekeeping who speak the King’s English. The lopers and assistant trainers will stay happy and never quit at the worst possible time.