Ask Our Expert - Ron Emmons
California reined cow horse trainer Ron Emmons prepares horses for major events such as the National Reined Cow Horse Associationâ€™s Snaffle Bit Futurity and Worldâ€™s Greatest Horseman. Emmons and Olena Oak won the Worldâ€™s Greatest event in 2012, and successfully defended their title in 2013. The professional horseman grew up on his family ranch in California, and today resides in Ione with his wife, LaDona.
Ask Our Expert - Al Dunning
Professional horseman Al Dunning lives and trains out of the Almosta Ranch northeast of Scottsdale, Arizona. An avid and successful competitor in reining, cutting and cow horse events, Dunning has won more than $912,000. Though he specializes in Western performance events, this multiple-association-approved judge of 27 years offers horsemanship advice to all riders through his online mentoring program, Team AD International.
No horse is identical to another, and no broodmare shows pregnancy signs in the same manner as another. Here, Dr. Khris Crowe outlines the warning signs owners should know to prevent a potential disaster.
Three for the Trail
When three friends set out on a 1,900-mile cross-country pack trip from New Mexico to Montana, they didnâ€™t know the obstacles they would face, or what it would take to complete an adventure that was more than a year in the making.
Ask Our Expert - Wade Black
Idaho horseman Wade Black directs the equine science program at Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, Oregon. Growing up on ranches in the Great Basin area, Black buckarooed with his father, Martin Black, and other top horsemen. While at college at Montana State University, Black took the knowledge heâ€™d gained starting colts and applied it to his equine science degree. To complete his master's degree in equine nutrition, Black wrote the â€śFoundation for Perfection,â€ť a program he uses to teach students and horses at TVCC.