Curb Adjustment

DMTcurbCorrect curb (chin strap) adjustment on curb or leverage bits is critical for safety (stopping your horse) and is also important for proper function of not only the bit and curb but the entire bridle. A curb must be attached to the cheek piece rings or curb rings of the bit. It must never be attached to the snaffle rein rings on a bit with shanks and must not be too loose or too tight. In addition to safety, proper curb adjustment will allow your horse to respond to your cues accurately.


Good Time & Corey Cushing Win NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open

GoodTimeNRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champions Good Time & Corey CushingThe National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Open finals, held Oct. 4 in Reno, Nev., is a sight to behold for reined cow horse fans. It is widely regarded as the most prestigious event for an NRCHA horseman to win. This year, Corey Cushing wrapped up his second NRCHA Futurity Open title riding Good Time.


Tammy Hays & Miss Prize Maker Wrap Up The Non-Pro Win In Reno

THaysMPMTammy Hays & Miss Prize MakerThe Futurity Non-Pro came to a close Friday, Oct. 3, at the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno, Nev., and three new champions were named. Out of 21 competitors in the Non-Pro, it was Tammy Hays and Miss Prize Maker who took the Championship.


Mark Arballo Pleads Not Guilty

bella-gunnabe-giftedBella Gunnabe GiftedOn October 2, reining horse trainer Mark Arballo pled not guilty to the felony charge of animal cruelty according to a spokesperson from the San Diego County District Attorney’s office in California.

2014 NCHA Super Stakes Sale

NCHA Super Stakes Sale
Held April 16, 2014
83 horses consigned
$1,115,400 gross for a $13,439 average
59 sold (71%), $621,200 net, $10,529 average and $9,500 median.

Cornbread Thinks: Quality

Embarrassed here. I am used to it though. Been doing it to myself for a while. I talk about cutting being all about quality. Buttermilk brought it to my attention (of course she did) that I have never really defined “quality.” So, I am going to have a crack at it.


Goodbye to Texas Kicker

TexasKickerTexas Kicker, pictured with Dick & Brenda Pieper • Photo by Harold CamptonOn Sept. 26, Dick and Brenda Pieper said goodbye to Texas Kicker. The 1987 chestnut stallion (Colonel Freckles x Angels Rosie x Mr Gold 95) was euthanized and laid to rest at Pieper Ranch in Marietta, Okla.