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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?

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Two-Rein Champions Crowned At NRCHA Hackamore Classic

tuckerssmartcat-lynandersonTuckers Smart Cat and Lyn AndersonLyn Anderson and Tuckers Smart Cat win Open Two Rein; Glenn Kaplan and No Wright To Smoke top Non-Pro division

As the sun went down in Pueblo, Colo., on Thursday, May 2, the first of the NRCHA Hackamore Classic horse show competitors entered the arena for the Open and Non-Pro Two Rein classes.

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Fun!

bankston jimmyJimmy BankstonCutting is fun. It is supposed to be fun. Fun is a very important component of Cutting. If you, your trainer and/or your next of kin are not having fun, then your program is all messed up.

People tend to get it backwards. They aren’t winning, so it isn’t fun. Not winning isn’t fun, but quitting the fun part won’t make you start winning. When it isn’t fun is when the winning quits. If the only thing that makes you happy is winning, then you won’t be happy very often. After all, the Cutter’s prayer is, “Lord, I don’t need to win, just let me be third. Every time.” 

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AQHA Cloning Lawsuit One Step Closer To Trial

sllclonesA continuing lawsuit will determine if clones can be registered with the AQHA.A May 1 court-ordered mediation session in the cloning lawsuit involving the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and two Texas horsemen took place as scheduled, but it did not produce a settlement, court records state.

Passionate About Pedigrees

The chorus to a popular Texas country song starts: “I say everybody’s crazy so what you need to do; You need to find somebody crazy like you.” While the song is referring to people falling in love, it can be equally true when it comes to finding friends.

All of us have idiosyncrasies and interests that might draw one person to us while prompting someone else to stay far away. When you find that person who understands your whims, thoughts and habits, it’s like meeting a kindred soul.