For breeders who are focused on producing competitive horses, the initial cost to perform genetic diagnosis may seem high, but it is far outweighed by the expense that accompanies caring for a mare who carries a foal affected by a debilitating disease to term.
Breeders can now diagnose genetic mutations in embryos before a mare becomes pregnant, resulting in fewer foals affected by DNA variations and a potentially healthier breed.
We crunched the numbers to find the leading Open, Non-Pro and Amateur Sires in the history of the NCHA Super Stakes, according to Equi-Stat.
Laura Bennett didn't plan on winning the NCHA Futurity Limited Non-Pro with Charlie Brown. She didn't even expect to be in the horse's saddle at all.
The all-time leading sires in the history of the NCHA Futurity include titans of the industry as well as impressive younger sires still defining their legacy in the sport.
Sanctus is a Latin word for “holy.” Sanctus the horse, a 2016 sorrel stallion and son of High Brow Cat, is becoming synonymous with “derby winner.” The 4-year-old backed up his derby triumph at The Cattlemen’s in March — seems ages ago now with all that’s happened since then — by winning the 4 Year […]
Amid the COVID-19 national emergency was this piece of news announced by the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA). Stallion Bet Hesa Cat is the organization’s newest Million Dollar Sire. The 2006 red roan stallion, who is owned by the Bet Hesa Cat Syndicate and stands at the 6666 Ranch in Guthrie, Texas, has sired […]
Over the course of his 29 years, Olena Dually had a fully merited reputation as one of cutting’s most durable ironmen, competing every year between 1994 and 2006, and back again for a very brief break from retirement in 2012. To his credit, in addition to an Equi-Stat record of just more than $302,000, are three appearances […]
The Clovis Livestock Auction in New Mexico conducted its annual Winter Horse Sale in November, along with the third annual Clovis-Cactus Cow Horse Futurity. Eighteen entries competed for a purse of $26,500, a cactus saddle and prizes donated by Cactus Saddlery. The event consisted of three events: dry work reining pattern, cow work and steer […]
The Western performance horse industry has changed forever with the loss of an undeniable legend.