Slate River Ranch mare named Pet Squirrel competing in the cutting pen
Cutting breeder Slate River Ranch’s leading money-earner is Pet Squirrel, who was ridden by Jim Vangilder to the Classic/ Challenge Non-Pro Championship during the 2008 NCHA Summer Spectacular. Photo by Ross Hecox

In Total Harmony: Slate River Ranch

The successful teamwork between Slate River Ranch owner Glade Knight and trainer John Mitchell has produced numerous champion cutting horses. A “magic cross” may produce a champion performer that will reward his or her breeder with a ranking among the industry leaders. When it comes to Glade Knight’s Slate River Ranch, which ranks among the […]
foals standing with mares

A Good Bull

“A good bull is half your herd; a bad one is all of it.” I can’t tell you how many times I heard this as a kid. My father often recited that mantra to countless mare owners to get them thinking about the value of mating selection. I have now learned this principal well with […]
foal running at SDP Buffalo Ranch

Off to the Races

In the “real” world, winter is settling in and people are surviving until the sun comes again and spring is officially here. But, in the horse breeding world, January is a time of wonder. Some time after the first of January, we look forward to the fruits of our labor from the previous year as […]
Sunrise at SDP Buffalo Ranch

What Does Your Future Hold?

This morning, while enjoying my first cup of coffee, I Google searched for an article on planning for your future. The results gave me several options, of course, but the one that caught my eye was on Huffington Post, contributed by Jay Lickus. The title was “7 Serious Questions to Plan Your Future,” and the […]

QHN Stallion Register Breeding Giveaway

Enter the 2017 Quarter Horse News Stallion Register Breeding Giveaway! This is your chance to get an elite breeding to one of your mares for FREE! The contest runs until January 15, 2018.

ANNUAL CUTTING STATISTICS (2015)

This statistical review reflects all earnings from the 2014 season. This 30th annual Quarter Horse News Equi-Stat Cutting Annual Statistics contains information that was compiled, researched and tabulated by Equi-Stat, a division of Cowboy Publishing Group. Money attributed to a horse is the amount of money that particular horse won and is in no way […]

Stress and Our Health

By Anna Mitchell

The average age of equine sport participants is generally higher than other sports that require more extensive physical exertion and athleticism. When combined with the notion that many of these competitors are also involved in a demanding and competitive work environment, then health issues become a very real concern.

Motivation

By Anna Mitchell

Motivation is the drive that gets us where we want to go. It helps push us through the rough patches when we would rather give up on our quest to achieve our goals, but it can be rather elusive and may escape us when we need it most.