Today’s blog entry is being typed less than twenty-four hours from the saddest thing I have ever seen in my 40 years of being an American.
A promising young cow horse stallion has died.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Equine communities across the world conveyed feelings of sadness upon learning of the passing of acclaimed sire Hydrive Cat.
Hydrive Cat was humanely euthanized today, Oct. 15. It has been very hard leading up to this day, and now that it is done, there is a heaviness that will be with me for quite some time. It was the right thing to do. Watching that magnificent specimen deteriorate was so awful. “Hydrive” sustained a stifle […]
The end of breeding season is fast approaching. Baby fever is slowing and, for the most part, all of those babies that were meant to be born have already hit the ground. As those newcomers grow strong and healthy, we are now faced with the question — what now? What do we do with the […]
Boon Too Suen, a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Champion Stallion and an earner of $263,795, needs no introduction. The stallion is by Equi-Stat Elite $26 Million Sire Peptoboonsmal and out of the three-time NCHA World Champion Meradas Little Sue (by Freckles Merada), a $1.6 million producer. We are well into the 2019 breeding season and […]