Where do good horses come from? What about great ones? I think most of us can agree it’s a careful balance of genetics, athleticism, conformation and trainability … all with at least a pinch of God-given talent. But what it takes to develop great horses into performers in our industry is a different matter. Along with […]
Colonels Lil Gun, the son of a distinctive and legendary sire in the reining industry, left his own sizable footprint before departing this world last week. “Lil Gun,” among the first foals of NRHA Hall of Famer and Equi-Stat Elite $12 Million Sire Colonels Smoking Gun (Gunner), was a finalist in the National Reining Horse […]
With numerous horses from different areas around the country reportedly testing positive for equine herpesvirus type- 1 (EHV-1) this year, horse owners have been encouraged by officials to practice responsible biosecurity measures in order to stop the spread of the virus, which may present as a respiratory infection or a neurologic condition. The non-neurological respiratory form […]
The NRHA has extended the entry deadline for the 2020 NRHA Derby, which it says will be held as planned next month in Oklahoma City.
Necessity being what it is, the mother of invention and innovation, organizers of The Run For A Million announced this week they are putting in place an idea from outside the box. Despite a number of qualifiers canceled because of the COVID-19 shutdown, hopeful rookie and non-pro riders still have a shot through Refine Your […]
Dr. Glenn Blodgett and Dual Rey, the Equi-Stat Elite $46 Million Sire, will lead a cast of inductees into the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Hall of Fame in 2021. Dr. Blodgett received his bachelor’s degree in animal science from Oklahoma State University and earned his degree in veterinary medicine from Texas A&M University and has since […]
The Infectious Disease Committee of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has issued revised guidelines for the administration of selected core and risk-based vaccines to horses. The recommendations are based on the age of the horse and its previous vaccination history and are meant to serve as a reference for veterinarians. Reviewed guidelines include […]
Another postponement has National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) officials seeking alternatives for its 2020 event.
The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors announced on Tuesday that it supports resuming NRHA-approved events beginning on May 1, as long as show producers and exhibitors adhere to local and state regulations concerning COVID-19 as well as take measures to ensure the safety of all involved. However, the NRHA Board decided that […]
Over the last 100 years, there really is no equal to Will Rogers when you calculate the sum of his parts as a stage and film actor, vaudeville performer, humorist and social commentator. “I have a lot of big ideas,” Will said in 1930, five years before his death in a plane crash in Alaska, […]