A breeding lab is one of the many homes of workers during breeding season. • Photo from QHN archives.

Breeding & Beyond: My Unsung Breeding Season Hero

I can still remember the first time I took that exit on I-35. Driving southbound, I pulled over across from Rose Ranch in my little Ford Ranger loaded down with most everything I owned.
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Breeding & Beyond: Matchmaking

One incredible plus about working on a ranch with more than 300 horses at the minimum at any given time of year is you learn. You learn fast.
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Breeding & Beyond: They Always Make Something

In my column in the March 1 magazine, I brought up the subject of finding the best cross for your horse, no matter the popularity factor. I’m very passionate about this subject. Anyone who knows me knows my opinion on the matter couldn’t fit in one column, so I’m going to expand. (I can already hear […]
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Breeding & Beyond: Breeding Goals — A Requirement

In my last couple columns, I brought my passion for creating the best cross pos- sible front and center. Now, I feel the need to go a bit backward. Let’s go back and bring attention to what I think is the foundation for creating a great cross — setting a breeding goal. I think the best […]
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Breeding and Beyond: Making My Introduction

It’s Nikki Here! Most of you know me from my work with some of the most well-known breeding facilities in the Western performance horse industry, but my life is changing. Along with a relocation and job change, I’ve accepted an offer to bring you this new monthly column, “Breeding & Beyond.” I look forward to […]