Olympian Contemplates Training Career

Bode Miller, a six-time Olympic medallist, has decided that training racehorses may be his next endeavor once his professional ski career comes to an end.  The Paulick Report has the full story.
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Future Changes In Store For Show By Appointment

BlairBynum RickSteed 14KristinConsentinoSBA founders Blair Bynum & Rick Steed • Photo by Kristin ConsentinoShow By Appointment (SBA) is off to a good start in its second year, and founders Blair Bynum and Rick Steed are making plans for the season while also investigating the possibility of moving SBA's base to Wellington, Fla., for the 2015 competition year.
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Smart Aristocrat Dies

Smart AristocratSmart Aristocrat and Bill Freeman winning the 1995 Augusta Futurity 4-Year-Old OpenLongtime leading stallion and former standout cutting performer Smart Aristocrat died Friday, Feb. 14, in Weatherford, Texas, due to complications of colic surgery.

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Anger Management

By Anna Mitchell

I had a great question from a reader about my earlier article, “The Monster Within.”  How can I control my anger? Not many of us are born with the skills to handle intense emotions and unfortunately sometimes our environments do not facilitate the kind of healthy learning that we would like.

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NCHA Vice President Candidates Selected

nchavpsNCHA vice president candidates Dick Mulligan (left) and Chuck Smith (right)Chuck Smith, a longtime Ohio cutting horse trainer, and Dick Mulligan, a Wyoming attorney and longtime non-pro rider, have been nominated by the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) as its candidates for this year’s vice president race.

It Takes A Village

Last night, I read a great article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about a youth exhibitor at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. On Jan. 26, Josh Hass, of Alba, Texas, walked his Santa Gertrudis heifer into the arena like any other handler. He set her up, showed her to the judge and awaited the placings, collecting a red ribbon for finishing in second place. There were two clues there was something different about Josh, though. The first was his ever-present sunglasses; the second was the girl who never left his side. He needs both, because 16-year-old Josh is blind.