The ink on Trinity Haggard’s college diploma was barely dry when he moved from Texas to California three months ago to work for cow horse trainer Ken Wold. It was an exciting opportunity for the Texan, and Haggard didn’t make the journey alone.
When Ken Wold decided to geld his family’s versatile bridle horse, Real Smooth Cat, it wasn’t because the trainer didn’t think a lot of the stallion. It just made sense given the situation. Then Wold went and won last weekend’s National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) Futurity Intermediate aboard the stallion’s daughter, Real Smooth Liz.
Will Pennebaker entered the National Stock Horse Association Futurity not really knowing what to expect from Smart Lookin Dual. However, the horse gave him a performance that has him eyeballing more futurities.
All through his training, Scooter Cat gave trainer Justin Wright all the right signs. But, there was no way for the California trainer to know how good the horse really was until he proved it in the show pen.
Bet Hesa Boon has always been a good show horse, but this year something always seemed to keep him from bringing home an Open championship. That changed at the National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) Futurity show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
It never occurred to Mike Miller that the buckskin grandson of famed barrel racing sire A Streak of Fling his wife planned to train as a barrel racing prospect would be a cow horse.
Lori Conrow grew up riding hunter-jumpers and dressage horses, but the Californian has fully converted into reined cow horse. At the National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) Futurity, she won two titles with her horse, Auspicious Storm.
Horses can influence a person’s life. Patience, perseverance and humility are common gifts equines give humans, but cow horse non-pro Eric Freitas said he got more than that from a mare named Buckle Up. She inspired him to get healthy.
The National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity wrapped up Aug. 28 with the Futurity Open and Non-Pro finals. With a lot of prize money on the line and a chance to gain momentum for a victorious futurity season, the horse-and-rider combinations put it all on the line and some were rewarded in a […]
On the next-to-last day of the National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity, the derby horses had their chance to shine. In an action-packed finals, Russell Probert piloted Light And Sassy to the Derby Open and Intermediate Open championships. The duo finished the evening with a composite score of 661 and garnered $10,872 for […]