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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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Breeding

Horse-Breeding History: Kaweah Bar

Kaweah Bar won his first start, at Bay Meadows in 1968, by 3 1/2 lengths. That was just a sign of things to come from the “Palomino Express,” the darling of the $2 bettors. 

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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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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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Auctions

All-time record for NCHA Futurity Sales

It was the best of times and the best of times, from Monday, December 8 through Saturday, December 13, as Western Bloodstock Ltd.’s 2014 NCHA Futurity Sales set sale session records...

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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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