Horses Help Future Doctors Develop Bedside Manner

Rancher and neurosurgeon Allan Hamilton is bridging the gap between tomorrow’s doctors and quality bedside manner with the help of his horses. Read more about how Dr. Hamilton teaches his first-year students with this story from the Today Show.

NCHA Members Hall Of Fame Honoree Edd Bottom Dies

 
RalphEddBottomRalph "Edd" Bottom (Photo courtesy Swearingen Funeral Home)A finalist at the first National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity in 1962, and an Open Reserve Champion rider at the 1980 NCHA Futurity, Ralph Edward “Edd” Bottom, 88, Asher, Okla., died Wednesday, April 24, in Tecumseh, Okla.
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Matt Gaines Tops $7 Million

MGaines 12Equi-Stat Elite $7 Million Rider Matt GainesTexas trainer Matt Gaines recently became just the second cutting horse rider to earn more than $7 million, according to Equi-Stat records.

Gaines, 44, headed to the March 28-April 20 XTO Energy/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes in Fort Worth with career earnings totaling $6,989,981. He earned $16,550 at that event to reach Equi-Stat Elite $7 Million Rider status.

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Reining Stallion Quistador Sells

Quistador SFlarida 13WQuistador and Shawn Flarida shown winning Level 4 Open Reserve titles at the 2013 Gordyville Breeders Cup and Wimpys Little Step derbies. Photo by WaltenberryReining stallion Quistador (Conquistador Whiz x Miss N Becky x Okie Paul Quixote) has sold to Francisco Ayers Lopes Jr., San Paulo, Brazil. Previously owned by Gus and Gaynia Revenberg, Old Castle, Ontario, the career earner of more than $225,000 will remain in training with Equi-Stat Elite $5 Million Rider Shawn Flarida.

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Ray Baldwin & Shesa Hollywoodcat Top Super Stakes Non-Pro

RBaldwinRay BaldwinAs the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes comes to a close, Ray Baldwin and Shesa Hollywoodcat are celebrating their Non-Pro Championship. The 4-year-old mare (High Brow Cat x CD Fillybingo x Bingo Hickory) walked out of Will Rogers $28,355 richer.

Cutters Reach For The Stars Indoors

partybandChilly temperatures and strong wind moved Thursday, April 18’s, Reach For The Stars of Cutting party, planned for the open rooftop at Montgomery Plaza in Fort Worth, Texas, to a hybrid indoor/outdoor celebration.

Sponsored jointly by The Residences at Montgomery Plaza and Park Place Motors, the party featured live music and free appetizers. It also acted as an informal introduction for some people to the charitable NCHA Foundation.

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NRHA Hall of Famer Bob Anthony Is On the Mend

BobAnthonyBob Anthony; Photo by Pat FeuersteinOn Friday evening, April 12,Bob Anthony, 79, Tallahassee, Fla., experienced chest pains; however, he chose not to go to the hospital. By Saturday morning, when the pains had not lessened, Anthony agreed to go to be hospitalized. It was determined that he had indeed suffered a heart attack.

A stent was placed in the blocked artery, which immediately eased the pain and got the blood flowing. Anthony had quadruple bypass surgery in 1998.