Smooth As Tamulena and Wendi Lund at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions.
Smooth As Tamulena and Wendi Lund won one for all their years together. Photo by Primo Morales

Smooth As Tamulena’s Non-Pro Bridle Title Tribute to Tenacity and Friendship

It may have taken Wendi Lund and Smooth As Tamulena awhile, but they finally captured that elusive World title in Fort Worth.   Wendi Lund had mixed feelings as she rode Smooth As Tamulena into the show pen at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions.  As they began their Non-Pro Bridle finals […]
here comes the boon and lance johnston

In The Blood: Broodmare Sire Effect & Here Comes The Boon

When studying a pedigree, we look at the sire record for the stallion and a produce record for the mare for analysis. It seems obvious that we need good stallions and mares to produce good foals, but many have come to realize the significance of a quality mare and the broodmare sire effect in the production of a foal.
Daryl Felsburg and Shane Plummer discussing politics

Politics & Passion

Politics. It’s a strange thing to write about, but it’s fresh on my mind. This is probably not really what you are thinking, even though this is a presidential election year; albeit, that has been on my mind lately, too. I mean, gosh, you’d have to be living under a rock to not be bombarded with […]
Nic N Chics and Terra Micek

Former Non-Pro Bridle Champ Nic N Chics Dies at 17

The one thing Terra Micek remembers most about first getting to know Nic N Chics is giving YouTube a lot of traffic one weekend five years or so ago. All she had known to that point was her mother encouraging her to give the cow-horse gelding a look-see because trainer Brad Lund thought, “you’d be […]


Augusta, GA – Jan. 15-21, 2020 582 Entries – $103,000 Added – $459,864.51 Total Purse Horse / Rider / Owner / Score / Finals $ / Total $ 4-YEAR-OLD OPEN – 29 E. – $26,363.64 Add. – $79,707.81 TP 1) KINKY BOOTZ (16S) / Austin Shepard / Glenn Drake, 226, $10,000, $10,000 (Dual Rey x […]

TRR Lucky Playgun and Townsend Win World’s Greatest Youth Horseman

Handier than a pocket on a shirt and quick down the fence, Trail Townsend and TRR Lucky Playgun are the 2020 Mars Equestrian World’s Greatest Youth Horseman. The accomplished youth and gray gelding sealed the deal with a 727 composite, Edging out reserve by seven points.  The title came with a $2,262 payout and a […]

2020 Owner Statistics

Cutting These statistics include limited-age cutting earnings recorded in Equi-Stat through Dec. 31, 2019. All weekend earnings through August 2019 are also included. Closed incentives not open to all horses are excluded. The Up-and-Coming chart includes earnings from 2014 through Dec. 31, 2019, with the same limitations as the main charts; however, only those with $50,000 or […]