OK. I admit it. I was Pokémon obsessed as a pre-adolescent in elementary and middle school. I remember it like it was yesterday. I handed over a wrinkled dollar bill in exchange for my first card – Ponyta. Ah, the butterflies...
When Billy and Michelle Cannon, of Cannon Quarter Horses, hosted an open house at their new facility in Waxahachie, Texas, I was happy to be the Quarter Horse News (QHN) team member to attend. It was a chance to see the Cannons’ National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Sales consignments and ogle at the broodmares that produce their great performance horses. And let’s be serious – there were refreshments. Who doesn’t jump at the opportunity for free food?
As everyone buzzes about the upcoming sale season, I can’t help but get excited. I am approaching my four-year anniversary with Quarter Horse News (QHN) and I’m more involved in this amazing industry than ever before.
As usual, the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular was a blast in Fort Worth, Texas. The NCHA’s draw parties are always fun, but this year’s Platinum Performance Open Draw Party tops the rest. A luau, complete with barbeque pig and Hawaiian dancers, made it a night to remember – all we were missing was the beach. Check out these fun photos from the great event.
Thanks to the nature of my career, I get to meet all kinds of people from all walks of life. I’m used to those folks inspiring me with their unique stories, but every once in a while, even I am in awe at the sincere kindness of the people that make up the Western performance horse industry.
Quarter Horse News office. During a cattle change or lunch break, our readers will stop by to see the magazine’s headquarters and meet the people behind the printed pages.One cool thing about horse shows in Fort Worth, Texas, is that we sometimes get visitors in the
Have you ever gone to a show after working really hard, only to have your high hopes of success dashed by your uncooperative four-legged partner? Most of us probably have, and sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of the positives. I was guilty of this just a few days ago.
If I learned anything from the great stories my followers sent in about their horses’ barn names, it’s that the best ones mean something. Some are funny. Some are serious. Some are inspirational. With so many ideas floating in my mind, it was hard to pick one for my new 2-year-old filly.
After posting about Kat and her unique barn name, I’ve gotten several emails and messages about the cool names my followers’ horses have, and I just wanted to share some of my favorites with you!
One of the perks of interviewing so many people about their horses is learning about barn names, and where they came from. Many of the stories that accompany these nicknames are as unique as the names themselves.