When it comes to naming horses, there’s a fine line between a clever name that’s a humorous play on words and one that crosses the boundaries of good taste. Owners want something that’s unique, but they also need to get it approved by the appropriate breed registry.
Have you ever wondered if you’re transitioning your colts from a hackamore or snaffle to a curb bit at the right time? Follow along on the video as Chris Dawson of Dawson Performance Horses shares with Dennis Moreland how he determines when his young horses are ready to transition, and, what type of bit he […]
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The year started strong at the Augusta Futurity, but it could’ve been a fluke. Repeat success at The Ike Derby made it seem more real. But after their winning Derby Unlimited Amateur performance at the Breeder’s Invitational (BI), there’s no denying that Julie Beasley and CR Dualin Out Tuff are on a roll.
I have a theory that states the size of a stallion’s testicles is inversely proportional to their “undesirable” behavior. Stated another way, the smaller the testicles, the more the attitude; the larger the testicles, the calmer-minded the stallion. Over 20 years of equine veterinary medicine, I have found this to be true of horses and […]
Members of the American Junior Paint Horse Association (AjPHA) have some extra time to apply for three of the association’s major annual awards. The awards honor outstanding members or clubs, and feature a range of prizes.
The lineup of talented young riders has been chosen for a global reining challenge later this month in Italy. Riders will represent 19 countries, including the United States and Canada.
The Red Shirt Futurity was created by the Great Western Reining Horse Association for 4-year-old equine competitors that didn’t compete in 3-year-old futurities, allowing them an arena in which to remain competitive. The futurity, which is held in April during the Best Little Derby in the West, was designed in an effort to maintain the […]
Thirty-six veterinary students preparing for careers in equine medicine recently received a combined $54,000 in financial support through the 2019 Winner’s Circle Scholarship Program.
Team USA reiner Ms Dreamy is one of nine “larger than life” horses inducted into the Horse Stars Hall of Fame.
Cody Sapergia has been paired up with 4-year-old Mr Royal Hollywood since the end of May 2018 when he went to work for the stallion’s owners, George and Carol Bell, of Raleigh, North Carolina. Sapergia and “Royal,” who finished as the Level 2 Open Co-Reserve Champions at the 2018 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity, […]