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Redtail Ranch Performance Horses

The Pacific Northwest has a long history in ranching and Loren Macey of Star, Idaho is writing her Redtail Ranch and its horses into the rich history of the region. “Our mission is to breed and produce the finest performance quarter horses in the Pacific Northwest.

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Breeding

Horse-Breeding History: Wilywood

“Wilywood promoted himself,” Tom Eliason said with a smile. “Joann and I had eight children, and feeding the kids was always ahead of showing a horse.

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Training

Horse-Training for Flexibility

The Big Picture. Every good trainer wants flexible horses. Flexibility causes versatility, and versatility results in obedience. If you are one-dimensional with a horse and don’t give him fundamental flexibility, you limit what he can learn and is able to do.

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Livestock

The Cost of a Cow

When California passed Proposition 2 in 2008, I doubt many folks thought a whole lot about what would follow. After all, who would have guessed that giving chickens more rights would make the cost of an omelet go up 7 years later?

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Health

Winter Water Consumption

We all know that colic is the number one noninfectious health risk for horses. There are a number of types of colic but the one we see the most in winter is impaction colic.

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Genetics

The Changing Landscape of Quarter Horse Genetics, Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, you were introduced to the research team from the University of Minnesota that analyzed the genetic diversity of six Quarter Horse performance subgroups: halter, western pleasure, reining, working cow horse, cutting and racing.

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Racing

2014 AQHA Racing Champion

Texas star JRC Callas Firstwas the brightest light of the year in 2014, and was named the 2014 World Champion Racing American Quarter Horse after a season that included eight wins from 10 starts, two Grade 1 victories and six total stakes wins.

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Spotlight

The Ultimate Livestock Fencing

Thirty-five years ago Don Noble and his wife, Pat started a business making panels and gates for livestock owners in a small 40’ x 40’ building in Milton-Freewater, Orgeon. “We did it all ourselves until we hired an employee,” says Don. 

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Breeding

Curb Appeal: He’s So Appealing

Jason and Terri Contreras of C and C Performance Horses and Barbara Morlan and Tony Reid, owners of Stone Gate Farms, are extremely proud to announce Stone Gate’s recent purchase of the AQHA Stallion Curb Appeal and bring his breeding services to the public.

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Breeding

Metallic Cat Lead Sire at NCHA Cutting Futurity

Metallic Cat jumped to the top of the 2014 NCHA Futurity sire list when his 3-year-old offspring posted total earnings of $660,690. He led other sires High Brow Cat, Dual Rey and Smooth As A Cat, which came in second, third and fourth, respectively.

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