Go Back Before You Go Forward

By Anna Mitchell

What better time to take a step back and regain control of your life than right now? We are moving into the start of a new year. This is a great time to put last year's regrets and disappointments behind you and grab the New Year by the horns. But wait ... Before you dive off into a brand-new year, you need to take a moment to review last year. We need to go back before we go forward to avoid making the same mistakes over and over again.


Silver Spurs Equine Enters Einsteins Revolution Partnership

SilverSpursBrett Stone, Michelle Miola, Memorable Revolution (a son of Einsteins Revolution), Ruben Vandorp & Michael MiolaEinsteins Revolution has been a part of Wagner and Vandorp’s life for 10 years. Ruben Vandorp and Christian Wagner’s dream was to own a horse that could revolutionize the reining industry. While they could never completely part with the standout individual, they decided that in order for Einsteins Revolution to fulfill his destiny, he had to stand with some of the most reputable stallions in the industry.


Not Ruf At All & Jason Vanlandingham Top NRHA Futurity Open

NotRufAtAllNot Ruf At All & Jason VanlandinghamThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Open finals closed out the 2013 show at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Dec. 7. More than 60 riders were mounted on world-class reining horses, all aiming for the increased $165,000 Level 4 Open Championship purse. Not Ruf At All and NRHA Professional Jason Vanlandingham, of Whiteboro, Texas, marked the score to beat from draw two in the second section of the finals. Their 225.5 held through nearly 30 more runs to claim the title.

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Mandy McCutcheon Rides Ms Whiz Dunit To Win NRHA Futurity Non-Pro Go-Round

Ms Whiz Dunit MMcCutcheonMs Whiz Dunit & Mandy McCutcheonThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship is edging closer to its final weekend. The show runs through Dec. 7 at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla. Mandy McCutcheon, of Aubrey, Texas, and her Ms Whiz Dunit (Topsail Whiz x A Bueno Poco Dunit) jumped to the top of the Level 4 Non-Pro standings with a go-round score of 219.

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REF Magico & Jordan Larson Top NRHA Futurity Open Composite

REFMagico JoLarsonREF Magico & Jordan LarsonSome of the world’s best riders battled it out in the final section of the nearly $500,000-added National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Open go-rounds during the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show. The event runs through Dec. 7 at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla., with the NRHA Futurity Open finals featured on the closing day.

Horses Paraded Through Streets Of Paris In Protest

On Sunday, Nov. 24, thousands of horses and their riders paraded through Paris, France, in protest. A planned sales tax increase will shut down riding centers, forcing thousands into unemployment and an estimated 80,000 horses will be sent to slaughter, the protesters claim. Supporters marched with their animals, wore horse masks and wheeled a guillotine […]

Surviving The Futurity

Is it really that time of year again? It seems like just last month I was writing an article on preparation for last year's futurity and here we go again. Stress Management  keeps popping up but it is particularly relevant this time of year as everyone heads to Fort Worth and Oklahoma City to battle it out.

Lee and Holly Francois

Elseware & Lee Francois Top Southern Cutting Futurity Open

Lee and Holly FrancoisLee and Holly FrancoisThe Southern Cutting Futurity descended on Jackson, Miss., Oct. 21-27, bringing some of the sport's greatest limited-age horses out to compete. As the dust settled on the Futurity Open finals Thursday, Oct. 24, Elseware and trainer Lee Francois were sitting at the top of the scoreboard.


What’s Wrong With This Picture?

badtoothWell, for starters, it just looks bad. Secondly, there is a normal tooth misplaced, a terribly diseased tooth hanging on for dear life and another gone altogether. If pictures could smell, this one would. The black tooth smelled as bad as it looked.