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In order to find the best match for a mare, her owner needs to evaluate all of her attributes -- both positive and negative. • Photo courtesy of SDP Buffalo Ranch.

Who Should I Breed My Mare To?

Finding the best match for a mare involves answering questions about her – and what the mare owner really wants.
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Industry Insider: Lemonade Stand

Winter-geddon 2021 hit Texas. It is pretty serious actually. Below-zero weather is very extreme in these parts. This once-in-a-generation winter storm has caused electricity blackouts throughout the state, frozen pipes that are yet to thaw, fatal accidents and unrest untold.
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The Twilight Zone … Or is it?

Sometimes I get nostalgic and think about life when I was a kid. Life was pretty darn boring then, compared to what we’ve got now. Granted, I was a kid and the “Information Age” didn’t exist. I was born of goodly parents; I’m pretty sure they sheltered me, too. I think of my kids now and their […]
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Politics & Passion

Politics. It’s a strange thing to write about, but it’s fresh on my mind. This is probably not really what you are thinking, even though this is a presidential election year; albeit, that has been on my mind lately, too. I mean, gosh, you’d have to be living under a rock to not be bombarded with […]
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HIGH BROW CD: A Son of the Legend

In 2007, we saw one of the most outstanding runs to ever win the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open Championship. It was accurate, intense and filled with cow expression. It was also the run the crowd wanted to win. The following year, High Brow CD’s winning run was what people measured all other […]
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A Different Approach

I have been training my own horses since I was 15 years old. Though it was not necessarily for cutting, it has given me a good understanding of how a horse’s mind works and how to get them to do what I ask them to do. I have made plenty of mistakes and I will […]