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Pictured is one of Miller's "make something" horses. Out of personal cow horse mare Shiners Hot Flash (by Shining Spark) and sired by Gunnatrashya, Flashin Benjamins and Jake Ballard won the 2019 NRHA Futurity Level 1 Open Championship. • Photo by Waltenberry

Breeding & Beyond: They Always Make Something

In my column in the March 1 magazine, I brought up the subject of finding the best cross for your horse, no matter the popularity factor. I’m very passionate about this subject. Anyone who knows me knows my opinion on the matter couldn’t fit in one column, so I’m going to expand. (I can already hear […]
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NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity® Open Finalists — The Breakdown

As the final days of the long-awaited National Reined Cow Horse Association’s (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity®, presented by Metallic Cat, draw nearer, the field has been thinned for the show’s climactic conclusion at Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas. Below, grouped by rider but otherwise in no particular order, are the NRCHA Snaffle Bit […]
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Get Drunk N Trashy Celebrates Brazos Bash Futurity Non-Pro Win

The Brazos Bash Futurity Non-Pro finals gave Gunnatrashya’s Get Drunk N Trashy a reason to celebrate! The 3-year-old ridden by Ryan Rapp secured the Futurity Non-Pro and Limited Non-Pro titles with a pair of 216’s from the first and second go-rounds, earning a composite of 432 and check for $4,300.   The gelding also brought […]

In The Blood: ARC Gunnabeabigstar—WEG Part 1

On May 18, the United States Equestrian Federation named the horse-and-rider teams that will represent the U.S. on the reining squad at the 2018 Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games. The plan calls for “In The Blood” to look at the pedigrees of the five horses over the next few installments.