Four horses were killed in a barn fire in rural Boulder County, Colorado, on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. Authorities are investigating the possibility it was arson. -- Photo courtesy of Janiejill Tointon.

UPDATE: Colorado Barn Fire Suspect in Custody

A man suspected of starting a barn fire last week that killed four horses, including three sons of Shining Lil Nic, is in custody in another state, officials say.
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How to Fit a Cavesson

cavessonCavessons, (also known as mouth shutters or nosebands) are commonly used in both the Western and English worlds. This piece of equipment was developed in ancient times it’s thought, by riders who needed more handling ability over their horses. It is worn under the western bridle and is often incorporated into English bridles.

SWRHA Futurity

The 30th anniversary of the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity is almost ready to begin in Ardmore, Okla. The event is set to take place at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum starting on Tuesday, Oct. 21, and competition will continue through Sunday, Oct. 26.  Visit SWRHA online for the show schedule and draws, as more information […]
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Darren Blanton & DB Smooth Cokette Take Futurity Non-Pro Title

DBlantonFuturity Non-Pro Champion Darren Blanton (right)The Futurity Non-Pro, a two go-round pencil finals class at the Cotton Stakes, held Sept. 7-14, attracted 14 competitors and their horses to West Monroe, La. Consistency was the name of the game, and Darren Blanton took top honors riding his homebred DB Smooth Cokette.

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Geldings Take Charge At NCHA Summer Spectacular

RubysCDRubys CD, pictured with Scott and Melissa WeisScott Weis and Rubys CD got the action started in the Great American Insurance National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Derby Gelding Open as the first team to work. They posted a 220 to put the pressure on the remaining 21 entries left in the finals.

Vesicular Stomatitis In Texas & Colorado

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has updated the Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) count in Texas, as of July 30, with 14 new cases of VS in horses and cows. The area of infection is in South and Central Texas, with 12 new quarantined premises located in Bastrop County. The TAHC stressed that there is no […]