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Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity Not Approved by NRCHA

The Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity received notice from the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) on June 23, 2020 that the 2020 show will not be approved.  Regardless, the tradition will continue September 13-20, 2020 at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center in Reno, Nev.

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Bidding Closes This Week for 2 June Auctions

“Bidding will close this week for 2 Internet Horse Auctions.  The Halter Horse INTERNET Auction closes on Tuesday evening, June 16 and the June INTERNET Auction will close on Thursday evening, June 18,” states Mike Jennings of Professional Horse Services, LLC. 

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Three Best Winners of Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot is one of the best racing events in the United Kingdom. A huge number of Britishers visit the Ascot Racecourse every year for their fun and entertainment. 

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THE RUN FOR A MILLION Canceled for 2020

The goal of THE LAST COWBOY and RUN FOR A MILLION is to celebrate and grow the sport of reining. The inaugural RUN FOR A MILLION generated an excitement that spread beyond the world of reining to all western performance horse disciplines — it could be felt at cutting events, cow horse events, and even in the world of rodeo.

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Shop Now – Last Call to Enter - 2 June Auctions

“The Internet catalogs are available for buyers to shop horses in the Halter Horse INTERNET Auction and the June INTERNET Auction,” states Mike Jennings of Professional Horse Services, LLC.   “Now is a good time to buy or sell. 

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Jud Little Ranch Dispersal set for June 13, 2020

The final offering of genetics from legendary barrel horse breeder Jud Little will go through the sale ring at the Jud Little Ranch at noon on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Springer Oklahoma.

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Western States Horse Expo Rescheduled for 2021

While we had remained hopeful that the Western States Horse Expo would be able to continue our 22-year tradition, it has become painfully apparent that it must be rescheduled for 2021.

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Strong May Auctions – June Auctions Open for Entries

“We are pleased to report that our May Internet Auctions posted strong results.  The first auction, closing on May 2nd, the 18th Annual Penn State Quarter Horse Auction, set a record for the Highest average price per horse at $7,891.00,” states Mike Jennings of Professional Horse Services, LLC. 

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Rock Creek Opening Pack Stations this Week

Join us in the Wilderness...
Dear Guests, We are opening the pack stations this week. Fortunately, it was a light snowpack and we will be able to get into the backcountry early this summer.

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Editorials

The Pre-Purchase Examination

What is a pre-purchase examination? At its core, it is an examination to determine the current health status of a horse being considered for purchase. The controversy and problems, up to and including litigation, stem from misunderstanding concerning what the term “examination” means, the role of the seller, the role of the buyer, and the role of the veterinarian.

Horse Shopping

Learn how to match up horses and humans for the most successful horseback-riding combination.

NRCHA Derby Finals

Complete in Scottsdale, Arizona. A thrilling day of reined cow horse action  wrapped up the main event at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Jack and Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby. Open and non pro riders took center stage at the WestWorld of Scottsdale in sunny Arizona.

QHEAC Summer Quarter Horse Show

QHEAC SUMMER QUARTER HORSE SHOW in Corning, California is ramped up for exciting classes. First up is cutting and cow horse in the covered arena starting at 8:00am.

Arizona Quarter Horse Producing Two Back-To-Back Circuits This Fall

With so many horse shows canceled in 2020, the enthusiasm for expanding the Arizona Fall Championship is enormous and the timing couldn’t be better. The popular show held September 26-29 at WestWorld in Scottsdale will be followed by The Pinnacle Circuit which runs October 1-4.

Laid Back Larry - AQHA Young Horse Development Program

The last month and a half was a whirlwind for Larry and I. We competed in our first ranch horse series and traveled to ride at various places. Larry has put more miles on the road over the last month than his whole life combined. I was very happy with how he traveled and worked under pressure.

Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity

The Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity is set to begin the fourth annual futurity and horse show on Sunday, Sept. 13, and end with the crowning of the 2020 Open Futurity Champions on Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center in Reno, Nev.

Colic in Horses

Colic is a general term that refers to abdominal pain in horses. While some cases may be so mild they might not even be noticed, colic can quickly become a medical and even surgical emergency.

Fire Safety in Horse Stables

Fire damage to horse stables can be minimized or prevented through building techniques, fire detection, and management practices.

Storing Equine Medications

As a veterinarian, I see prescription medications kept in all sorts of interesting ways in barns and homes, some of which are appropriate and some of which are not.

Strong Immune System = Healthy Horse

Your horse’s immune system doesn’t have much in common with your car’s engine except for one important thing: You don’t give it a second thought until there’s a problem.