Video Shows Alleged Horse Abuse At Whitesboro cutting

An incident of alleged horse abuse at a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA)-approved event Saturday, July 15, near Whitesboro, Texas, on Tuesday continued to attract attention from people in the industry. Recently, a Quarter Horse News(QHN) staff member was given the chance to watch two short cell phone videos said to be of the event in question.

NCHA Investigates Alleged Horse Abuse at Texas Cutting

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) on Saturday acknowledged receiving allegations of horse abuse at an approved cutting held last week near Whitesboro, Texas. In a statement, the NCHA said it received a written complaint of abuse that allegedly happened on July 15.  “The complaint is being fully investigated and will be acted upon under […]

Finding Common Ground

stacy-pigott-little-rocket-andyMy first horse, Little Rocket AndyLast month, I had the pleasure of attending the 2013 AQHA Convention in Houston, Texas. This isn’t the first year I’ve been to the convention, but it is the first year I was able to stay for its entirety – from the opening comments to the closing remarks, and everything in between.

My favorite part of the convention had to be Friday afternoon’s forum, which was dedicated to equine welfare. Dr. Tom Lenz, of Zoetis (formerly Pfizer Animal Health), gave a presentation on the science and emotion of equine welfare. I wish it were possible to put his entire presentation in print form, so all of you could read what he had to say.