Parelli Education Institute Renamed Parelli Foundation

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...

Red River Rivalry and Shawn Hays Capture Hackamore Classic Open and Intermediate Open Championships

Nocona, Texas, professional Shawn Hays celebrated the biggest National Reined Cow Horse Association limited age event win of his career when he claimed the 2015 Hackamore Classic Open and Intermediate Open Championships aboard Red River Rivalry (Soula Jule Star x Shiners Miss Lena x Shining Spark), scoring a total 582 (144 herd/143 rein/150 cow/145 finals cow).

Continuing to Put the Horse First

At its April meeting, the AQHA Executive Committee continued to make huge strides for the benefit of the American Quarter Horse by approving stronger penalties and fines for animal welfare rule violators; enacting significant penalties for positive drug tests involving detection of clenbuterol in show horses beginning November 1, 2015, and modified penalties in horse racing, beginning May 1, 2015; barring the use of lip chains in show horses beginning January 1, 2016; and several other...

Do You Have A Really Sensitive Horse?

Professional cutting horse trainer Phil Rapp shares his story of winning this year’s National Cutting Horse Association Super Stakes with Dennis Moreland Tack. Phil Rapp stopped in my shop yesterday to tell me that he had used one of my bits to pilot Dont Stopp Believin to the 2015 NCHA Super Stakes Open Co-Championship. Phil said, “Dont Stopp Believin is so light in the face. I was riding him in a short shanked bit with a low port in the go-rounds at this year’s Super Stakes,...