As stated before, I spent the better part of a week at Von Holten Ranch in Mora, MO to assist with ACTHA's Great American Trail Horse Festival. What a great place to visit and trail ride. Von Holten was an empty field just over a year ago, so all of the facilities are pretty well brand new.
In less than two short years, Wimpys Little Step has climbed the charts and hit the Six, Seven and now Eight Million Dollar Sire mark with the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), only the second stallion to achieve this prestigious title alongside Topsail Whiz.
By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.
The horse world is cluttered with feeds, supplements, and remedies all promising a better, “new and improved” horse. While many such products do in fact improve horses’ health and condition, there are certain basics that every horse needs, regardless of breed, age, condition, or purpose. Even seasonal or regional changes do not alter these foundational principles.
There is no possible way I could have handled set up, vendors, clinicians, rider check in, more vendors, more clinicians, rider questions, more clinicians and the 2,867 questions that come to you each day when helping to run an event like this while trying to keep track of my children.
We love the holidays for celebrating some of life’s happiest moments and making memories with loved ones. Dogs and cats love the holidays too, especially when their owners and guests share extra time and pet treats with them. But all the interesting foods and decorations in our homes during the holidays can be irresistible to pets, sometimes landing them in emergency pet hospitals after tasting or eating them.
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