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February 2014

Colleen McQuay Inducted Into NRHA Hall of Fame

Colleen McQuay, wife to Tim McQuay was just recently inducted in the NRHA Hall of Fame. Colleen will be joining not only her husband, Tim, but also her daughter, Mandy …

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Packaging and Shipping Semen – Barb Wibbles

Barb shows you the packaging that is used while shipping cooled semen and how long the semen can be left in the package without decreasing in quality.

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Difference Between Frozen and Cooled Semen – Barb Wibbles

Barb goes over the differences between cooled and frozen semen, and what the benefits are to both processes. Keeping frozen semen as long as it stays frozen it should not …

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Artificial Insemination – Barb Wibbles

Barbs talks about using artificial insemination (A.I.) how and why most people us A.I. in the quarter horse industry instead of breeding by a live cover.

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Romel Reins – Debbie Brown

NRHA Professional Trainer Debbie Brown talks about using romel reins on a reining horse and the benefits that can come from using romel reins and the maneuvers it can help.

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Rein Management – Debbie Brown

Debbie goes over the importance of rein management while you show. Having your reins the correct length and both even, can show the judge you are there to impress. Keeping …

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Counter Bend – Debbie Brown

Debbie talks about how to teach your horse to counter bend, or also known as reverse trotting. This exercise has a lot of benefits to teaching your horse can can …

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Study Suggest Horses Prefer Sweet Tastes to Bitter

Recent Canadian scientists have put evidence together concluding that horses appear to react differently to sweet tastes compared to bitter. The 44 horses in the test seemed to suggest that …

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Colt Starting Part 7 – Sarah Dawson

Sarah goes over what you should expect the first time you ride a young horse. Sarah teams up with Austin and shows you how to work a colt around with …

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Trainer Banned for 16 Years

John Stinebaugh has been banned until 2030 and fined $60,000 after using a performance enhancing drug not not approved for horses. The drug was the human erectile dysfunction drug, Viagra. …

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Horse Carriage Controversy Extends Beyond New York City

An ordinance for a ban of horse-drawn carriages has been proposed but not yet reached the city council. Now other cities such a Salt Lake City, Chicago, and Philadelphia has …

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Colt Starting Part 3 – Sarah Dawson

Sarah talks about how she gets on her horses for the first time. Always keep everything organized, such as your lead rope when you are ready to get on so …

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SAU Student Charged with 10 Sentence in Horse Theft

Jaci Rae Jackson, a former student at Southern Arkansas University has been charged with horse theft and sentenced to serve 10 years in prison in Arkansas. Jackson had stolen five …

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Question and Answer on "Sacking Out" Your Horse

Here is a great question and answer by TheHorse.com on “sacking out” your horse. If you are looking for more techniques or exercises to sack out your horse sign up …

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Feeding a Large Group of Horses

Another great question and answer by TheHorse.com about free feeding a large group of horses. One way is by round bale, there are positives and negatives when it comes to …

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Colt Starting Part 6 – Sarah Dawson

Sarah goes over how she teaches her young horses how to move off of her legs, and how to not send your horse too many cues at once

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Colt Starting Part 5 – Sarah Dawson

Sarah explains on keeping everything soft and simple while working with a young horse and then with time and persistence everything will start to fall into place. Sarah also talks …

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Colt Starting Part 4 – Sarah Dawson

Sarah talks about how she gets her horses to get its forward motion going without scaring the horse. Being a soft rider and being quite in your saddle while riding …

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Colt Starting Part 2 – Sarah Dawson

In Colt Starting Part 2, Sarah shows you how she desensitizes and saddles her horses. Sarah’s main point of focus is to make the horses comfortable in whatever she does.

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