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Believing Is The First Step

Winning starts well before you step into the pen or onto the field. You need to believe you can achieve whatever it is that you set out to do. But where does that confidence come from?

DLR Ranch To Stand Mr Piloto

Mr Piloto, winner of the 2010 All American Futurity (G1), is now breeding mares at DLR Ranch northwest of Weatherford, Texas. A representative of the U.S. Department of the Treasury was at DLR Ranch on February 27 and worked out details to permit Mr Piloto’s return to the breeding shed. Read more here.  
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2013 NRHA Cowtown Classic Plans Finalized

cowtown-classicThe Cowtown ClassicThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) has hosted two successful events at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas and has finalized its plans for a third event. The 2013 NRHA Cowtown Classic will run Aug. 10-17 and once again will bring the sport of Reining to the “City of Cowboys and Culture.”

The Old Standby

January’s unseasonably warm weather in the north Texas area I call home got me thinking about spring cleaning a little earlier than usual this year. And because everyone knows it’s much more fun to clean the barn than the house, I started in my tack room. 
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USDA May Approve NM Horse Slaughter Plant

The United States Department of Agriculture is likely to approve a horse slaughtering plant in New Mexico in the next two months, which would allow equine meat suitable for human consumption to be produced in the United States for the first time since 2007. Read the full story at the New York Times.
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NRHA European Futurity Increases Added Money

If you’re wondering why the €200,000-added NRHA European Futurity & NRHA Show is Europe’s most successful National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) event, all you need to do is check out the past four editions and look at how we’ve increased added money in the level 1 and level 2 open and non pro divisions of […]
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2013 NRCHA Hackamore Classic Entry Fees Reduced

MomsSilveradoCat Crawford OpHackClassicCH2012 NRCHA Hackamore Classic Champion Moms Silverado Cat and Todd Crawford.The National Reined Cow Horse Board of Directors has announced a reduction in entry fees for several divisions at the upcoming NRCHA Hackamore Classic May 1-5, in Pueblo, Colo. The Board approved the proposal at its Feb. 22 regular meeting in Pilot Point, Texas.

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Trouble Shooting

Do you ever feel like a hamster in a wheel? Maybe spending hours in the practice pen and not seeing any results? It might be time to put your performance preparation under the microscope. Trouble shooting is a critical skill to learn to quickly and accurately pin point specific performance issues. There is a lot of truth in the old saying that "you can't keep doing the same thing and expect a different result."
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Master Remedy dies at age 33

masterremedy gregwardGreg Ward & Master RemedyReined cow horse sire Master Remedy (Doc's Remedy x Wininic x Sugar Vandy), bred and owned by Ward Ranch, Kingsburg, Calif., died Feb. 14 of age-related natural causes. He was 33.

The 1980 stallion was one of only four horses to sire three National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champions – Master Checks, Otoe Master and Masteroani. The other three stallions to accomplish the task were King Fritz, Nu Cash and Smart Chic Olena.