Making the Cow-Horse Connection
World champion cow horse trainer Jay McLaughlin offers advice on how to keep your horse connected to cattle, from the first introduction to the finished show horse.
Ask Our Expert - Jay McLaughlin
Jay McLaughlin trains for Carol Rose Quarter Horses in Gainesville, Texas. The multi-event trainer has nearly $780,000 in lifetime earnings in working cow horse, reining and cutting events. Riding A Shiner Named Sioux, he captured the 2010 AQHA Junior Reining World Championship, and, aboard Genuine Masterpiece, McLaughlin won the 2010 AQHA Junior Working Cow Horse World Championship. At the 2011 NRCHA World Championship show, he captured the both the Open Two-Rein World Championship and Reserve World Championship in Open Hackamore.
Arena All-Star Chiquita Pistol
Chiquita Pistol won the 2002 National Cutting Horse Association Futurity. Nine years later, she’s back in the show pen and still having the same mesmerizing effect on cattle and cutting fans.
November Cover Horse Headed to NFR
Western Horseman featured a painting of Cervi Championship Rodeo’s saddle bronc Hello Dolly. The horse was recently voted as a National Finals Rodeo saddle bronc mount by the NFR-qualified bronc riders.
The Boston Strike
It was 75 years ago that rodeo cowboys, tired of the way they were being treated by rodeo producers, signed a petition that led to the formation of the Cowboys’ Turtle Association, which is now known as the Professional Cowboy’s Rodeo Association.