Craig Schmersal reining horses

How I Start My 2-Year-Old Horses

Hi All!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday. I enjoyed mine with lots of family and friends. For me, it’s a great time of year to reflect on the past and set goals for the future. As many of you are starting 2-year-olds, I thought I would touch on a few things I do […]

The Learning Process

Futurity season is well underway. I took my first set of 3-year-olds to Denver, where I showed them at the Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association (RMRHA) Summer Slide. We had a great show, placing second and third in the finals. My third horse had an unfortunate costly penalty in the first go when he broke […]

How to Hold Romal Reins with a Mecate (2 Rein)

Do you want to use the 2 rein in your riding program but aren’t sure how to manage the mecate and romals at the same time? Let me show you an easy way to hold both reins. Follow along with the guideline below as professional horse trainer and NRCHA/AQHA judge Bozo Rogers shows us one […]

Help Prevent Cinch Sores

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Have you ever had problems with cinch sores or galls? Most of us have. Cinch sores seem to be especially problematic on small horses and those without prominent withers.

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.