Arizona wildfire from Pedro Baiao's ranch
Courtesy of Pedro Baiao.

Friends Ride to the Rescue of Pedro Baiao’s Reining Horses

In the midst of seemingly incessant bad news came this uplifting story from Cave Creek in Arizona. In late May, a wild fire raced across the desert and encroached on the stalls of reiner Pedro Baiao, who was feeling helpless as he tried to figure out how to rescue some 30 horses. “When we heard […]
Lil Patron and Indy Roper

Lil Patron, Indy Roper the Boss at Mother’s Day Slide

Indiana reiner Indy Roper may not have been prepared for Arizona’s extremely hot temperatures during the belated Arizona Reining Horse Association Mother’s Day Slide, but luckily her two Derby horses, who are full-time residents at trainer Marco Ricotta’s Scottsdale facility, were fully acclimated. Roper’s first trip into the show pen was aboard Spooks Show Time […]
Starjac Vintage and Craig Schmersal on a stop

Sliding Back to the Show Pen in Belated Mother’s Day

Following months of quarantine, reiners were more than ready to get back in the show pen when they arrived at the Arizona Reining Horse Association’s Mother’s Day Slide May 28-31 at the Westworld of Scottsdale.  Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Rider Craig Schmersal said he had been feeling a lot of pent-up energy and was raring […]