RFD-TV, a leading provider of rural and Western lifestyle programming, today announced it will air the 38th Annual Bob Feist Invitational (BFI) from Reno, Nev. The Western Sports Wednesday show scheduled for July 1 at 9 p.m. (Eastern) marks the first-ever television broadcast of one of the world’s richest team roping events.
Your horse revs his motor as though he's at the starting line of a race. He focuses ahead, chomps on the bit, jerks the reins, tosses his head, jigs and bucks. Paying no attention to you or the other horses, he shoves his way into the lead. Sound familiar? If your horse is the boss on the trail, you need to take control now, before someone gets hurt.
John Bragg and Social Hour Claim Top Honors at 2015 World Champion Hunter Rider West Coast Spectacular
On a sunny Saturday afternoon with a spectacular backdrop, John Bragg bested a field of 28 to take top honors in the 2015 $25,000 USHJA World Champion Hunter Rider West Coast Hunter Spectacular, presented by Valencia Saddlery, at the Blenheim June Classic I in San Juan Capistrano, CA, aboard Laura Strasburg's Social Hour.
As a way to better reflect what it is and does, the Parelli Education Institute has announced that the organization has been renamed the Parelli Foundation. “We remain an independent, 501(c) 3 organization,” explains Executive Director Lori Northrup, “But now, we will be able to exclusively focus on our mission: programs and philanthropy for youth, horse welfare, therapeutic horsemanship and equine talent and career development scholarships. We have some exciting things in the works!”
by Bob Jeffreys & Suzanne Sheppard
Defined by Webster as “the act of gathering together”, this is a term often misunderstood in the horse world. Some refer to it as a “frame”, others see it as a head set, and some believe it is the act of compressing the horse into a shorter length.
Even after several months of watching it, I'm still amazed at the changes that happen on the property and how fast they do! Little paths that I had been cutting in by hand to pass through with 1 horse are now wide open roads for vehicles. Small clearings that looked quaint are wide open arenas, parking lots and future home sites. I'm working hard to keep the "forested woods" feel, but it's hard when you have utilitarian uses that need to be taken care of.
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