Love is in the Air
Love is in the air today. It may not be the "cowboy way" to get overly mushy, but we figured we could at least recognize a few of our favorite couples in the horse industry. Happy Valentines Day!
Ask Our Expert - Tom Neel
Tom Neel trains performance horses at his facility in Millsap, Texas. He has earned more than $244,000 in reined cow horse, reining and cutting competition. He has earned world and reserve world championships in the American Quarter Horse Association and National Reined Cow Horse Association. He was the AQHA reserve world champion in junior working cow horse in 2011 with Zackly Right Time. In 2009, he rode Zezes Pepto Cat to the open hackamore title at the NRCHA World Championship Show. Zezes Pepto Cat also has American Paint Horse Association world titles in junior and senior working cow horse. Neel also is a judge for the National Cutting Horse Association and NRCHA.
First Saddling Success Tip
Last night, during the first performance of the 30th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, Waddie Mitchell debuted the poem he wrote in celebration of the state’s 150th anniversary of statehood. A native Nevadan, Mitchell was named the Honorary Poet of the Silver State’s Sesquicentennial.
The Hackamore Tradition: The Number of Plaits
Do you know if hackamore cheeks typically are braided with fewer or more plaits than the nose button? Find out from Al Dunning and Benny Guitron, sources for The Art of Hackamore Training: A Time-Honored Step in the Bridle-Horse Tradition.