NRCHA World and Derby Championships Awarded in Fort Worth

Reined cow horse derbies are specifically for 4- and 5-year-olds, shown two-handed in a snaffle bit or hackamore and judged in three events: herd work, rein work and cow work. At the National Reined Cow Horse Association Celebration of Champions on Monday, February 12 in Fort Worth, Texas, winners in five Open divisions of the NRCHA Cow Horse Classic Derby were determined as competitors went down the fence in the last, and most thrilling, phase of this cow horse triathlon.

How Horses Heal Humans

Twenty years ago, as I began to gather research that would eventually form the basis of my book, Riding Home—The Power of Horses to Heal, I had my first eyewitness exposure to the psychological impact a horse can have on a human. It occurred when I was invited to observe a unique equine program at […]

True North Stables Celebrates Successful First Month

In its inaugural month of operation, True North Stables brought home top honors from the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, Florida, including victories for both lead rider and trainer Caitlyn Shiels and amateur competitor Michelle Durpetti. Shiels rode her own Cavalier II to the win in the $2,500 1.35m Jumpers during WEF 1, while Durpetti and Cassius claimed a win and the reserve championship in the Osphos® Amateur-Owner 36 & Over Hunters 3’3” during WEF 2.

NRCHA Celebration of Champions & World’s Greatest Horseman Kicks Off in Fort Worth, Texas

The National Reined Cow Horse Association Celebration of Champions and DT Horses World's Greatest Horseman got underway Friday, February 9 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Check out the Rundown From Cowtown for a quick preview of what to expect over the next week's worth of exciting, action-packed cow horse competition:

Double Dan Horsemanship How To: Tying a Rope Halter

A rope halter can easily be one of the most versatile pieces of equipment that a cowboy owns, but only if used and tied correctly. Tying your rope halter incorrectly could result in a Houdini horse incident; one moment they’re quietly standing tied, the next, you turn your back for a short period of time and by the time you’ve turned back around they’ve disappeared, leaving the halter swinging from where the horse once stood.