Triple RRR Ranch presents Rodeo Night for Hoofbeats with Heart!
Triple RRR Ranch and Hoofbeats with Heart team up to bring exciting rodeo action to Central Arizona. This event will offer professional bull riding and barrel racing for all rodeo enthusiasts to enjoy. All proceeds from this event will benefit Hoofbeats with Heart, a therapeutic riding program.
This event called Bucking Bulls and Barrels for Heart will happen on May 28, 2016 at Horseshoe Park in Queen Creek, Arizona. In addition to bull riding and barrel racing, this event will feature a mounted shooting demonstration, and free kid’s rodeo events that morning. Kids rodeo events include a petting zoo, face painting, crafts, rock climbing wall and many more fun games for kids of all ages and abilities!
May 1, 2016, 19:35
COWBOY CLASS ROOM; FROM BEARS AND BUTTERFLYS TO PIGS AND PILLS by Jim Nichols
COWBOY CLASS ROOM; FROM BEARS AND BUTTERFLYS TO PIGS AND PILLS
by Jim Nichols
|DC Riders head out in Wickenburg|
“Look over there” a cowboy four horses in front of me shouted pointing. I followed the direction of his finger which aimed at a sandy wash below the ridge we were riding and saw nothing but rocks and cactus. “I see them” a guy behind me yelled. “See what?” I inquired. “javelina” he said. I never did see them but the sighting sparked an interesting discussion among the boys as we rocked along in our saddles. I was on my 25th Desert Caballero ride. The D.C. are a group of affable rounders who get together annually and ride for a week in the Sonoran Desert north of Wickenburg, Arizona. The brotherhood is made up of everything from cowboy poets to an astronaut. A hundred and seventy five bright, outspoken, opinionated men getting sweaty together under the Arizona sky.
May 1, 2016, 12:29
Cool weather, fine wine, and nitwits
Cool weather, fine wine, and nitwits
So much for April showers right.... I mean we got some but it was below
average and then it was HOT early... The high ridge of high pressure
diverted a lot of our moisture away this April compared to normal or so the professional weatherman said.. Man, I wish I had his job... Be wrong most of the time and still get paid :).. I'm kidding... Actually, I think I would
hate that job trying to predict Mother Nature.. You can't!! Reason the wind blew like this was Kansas towards the end of April, then the temperature dropped and it snowed in Northern AZ... Yeah, guess that crazy weather but hey, I'm not complaining... Would have loved to seen more rain but I'll take
these 70's anytime going into May... We do live in a desert!!!!!
May 1, 2016, 12:27
South Point Equestrian Center
The South Point Equestrian Center Hosts Some of the Most Prestigious Equestrian Events in the World.
The South Point Equestrian Center is the finest indoor horse facility in the country. Our complex includes a 4,600-seat arena, the Priefert Pavilion with two arenas, and 1,200 climate controlled horse stalls. These components allow the South Point Equestrian Center to proudly host some of the most prestigious equestrian events in the world.
Apr 29, 2016, 21:41
Wild Card Reining Challenge
May 25 – 29, 2016 South Point Arena, Las Vegas, NV
The Wild Card Reining Challenge is a new event for 2016 located at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center. Produced by Brumley Management Group, LLC, the WCRC’s design is to cater to four concepts:
Apr 29, 2016, 21:38
Flat gallop down a hill, 300 miles from a town in Outback Australia and 300 feet from a lead bull that I must stop getting back to his herd. I was aware old Fernley, the head stockman on this cattle station, had pulled up at the top of the drop-off, no doubt figuring an easier way to head off this bull. Fernley was like that, calculating, always telling me I should put clear deduction ahead of blind action. Anyhow, the crash happened with amazing speed, a factor ever-present in crashes, I had discovered. Then came the slow-motion part, on the ground with the dirt and the rocks and the burs and the sticks and all that stuff that breaks skin. Hate that. Found my hat, slammed it on my head, looked around and then I saw it, a sharp piece of white bone sticking out of the horse’s back leg. I was 14 years old, been though a couple of dozen crashes, but I never like this.
Apr 29, 2016, 19:05
Ed Hirdes, Jan. 21, 1951- April 19, 2016
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Ed Hirdes, a three-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier as a team roping header, and the son of ProRodeo Hall of Famer Les Hirdes, passed away April 19 in his hometown of Turlock, Calif. He was 65.
Ed qualified for the NFR from 1974-76 with Jeff Barmby. He finished a career-best fourth in the world standings in 1976, and was a career-best third in the NFR average in ’74.
Hirdes won five rounds outright over his career at the NFR and shared one round win.
Apr 29, 2016, 08:32
News and notes from the rodeo trail, April 25
According to Clovis, Calif., business development manager Shawn Miller, the economic impact of the Clovis Rodeo each April is nearly $7 million. Attendance at last week’s 102nd annual event was estimated at 45,000, with another 10,000 spectators on hand for the April 23 Rodeo Parade. “We had capacity crowds four days in a row enjoy all the rodeo events,” said Greg Gillard of the Clovis Rodeo Association ...
The Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame in Fort Worth inducted its new class earlier this month, and it includes nine-time World Champion Ty Murray and Jeff Medders, owner of Geronimo Productions, which has televised PRCA rodeos for many years. For the full class, go to www.texasrodeocowboy.com/
Apr 29, 2016, 08:30
Lightning Kills Cowboy and Horse
Tim Edge, Sept. 1, 1978 – April 27, 2016
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Saddle bronc rider Tim Edge, a RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo champion in 2005, was killed April 27 near his Mantachie, Miss., home when he was struck by lightning.
Edge, 37, was just coming back from riding horses with his father when lightning struck him and his horse, according to Itawamba County Coroner Sheila Summerford.
Summerford said Edge’s father had gone into the barn while Edge stayed outside. Upon hearing a loud boom, the elder Edge rushed outside to find that his son and the horse he had been riding were killed by the lightning strike.
Apr 29, 2016, 08:27
Five world champs highlight 2016 ProRodeo Hall of Fame class
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Five world champions representing gold buckles earned in four different decades headline the 2016 induction class for the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.
The world champions include Dave Appleton (all-around, 1988), Arnold Felts (steer roping, 1981), John Quintana (bull riding, 1972), Jerold Camarillo (team roping, 1969) and Bud Linderman (bareback riding). Also voted in by the selection committee were rodeo notable Myrtis Dightman, announcer Phil Gardenhire, renowned steer wrestling horse Scottie, celebrated saddle bronc horse and sire Gray Wolf, and committees for Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo and the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo.
Apr 29, 2016, 08:25
California ropers take Clovis crown
CLOVIS, Calif. – Being Northern California natives, Spencer Mitchell and Justin Davis had always wanted to win the Clovis Rodeo, and they seized the opportunity April 24.
The pair won the team roping title at the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour presented by Justin Boots gold rodeo with a time of 24.0 seconds in the four-head average.
Mitchell, of Colusa, and Davis, from Cottonwood, split third in the final round with a 6.0-second run, which allowed them to win the average by .6 seconds.
Apr 29, 2016, 08:23
FEI joins other stakeholders in concussion conference
Charting a safer course
The FEI will join some of the world’s top international sports organisations in Berlin (GER) Germany next October for the Fifth International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport.
Concussions are in the spotlight more than ever, and have become the predominant safety issue for athletes competing in equestrian and other sports. For this reason, organisations like the IOC, FEI, FIFA and World Rugby have taken a lead role in organising this conference and developing it into the world’s most influential process for policy makers on concussions in sport.
Apr 28, 2016, 15:54
Sun Circle Trail Riders 50th Anniversary
The Sun Circle Trail Riders are going to have a 50th Anniversary celebration in September. The location is the T-Bone Steakhouse on south 19th Ave. Any interested members and especially former members please contact Ron Cordova at 602-708-4814 or e-mail at email@example.com. Date and time to be announced. Please don't miss it. We would like to see as many members as possible mix it together for one night.
Apr 28, 2016, 13:07
It’s Scottsdale’s best family-friendly Kentucky Derby Party!
Hold on to your hats!
Admission is free, hats are encouraged
Scottsdale, AZ—April 12, 2016—Valley families looking for a fun-filled Derby Day party are invited to visit Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship on May 7th for its annual Hooves & Heroes family event & fundraiser. Guests will enjoy student riding demonstrations and special activities for the kids, meet the incomparable Camelot therapy horses and watch the live Kentucky Derby broadcast in the barn at a real, working ranch!
Apr 28, 2016, 12:22
Time to Ride Challenge
Stables, clubs and businesses nationwide can compete for $100,000 in cash and prizes while growing their operations.
Registration is open for stables, clubs and businesses to participate in the American Horse Council's initiative, the Time to Ride Challenge.
AQHA encourages stables, clubs and businesses to commit to bringing first-time horse experiences to people all over the United States through the Time to Ride Challenge.
Apr 28, 2016, 09:14
Jack Newton, 1925-2016
NCHA Hall of Fame Rider Jack Newton, 90, of Keller, Texas, passed away Sunday.
Newton was a World Champion cutting horse rider, a long-serving NCHA judge, a mentor to a new generation of trainers and a top roper. He adapted an idea from the bird dog world, lobbied against strong resistance and finally helped launch what is today cutting’s signature event, the NCHA Futurity.
Newton grew up on a cotton farm near Abilene, Texas, but at 15 went to work for his uncle, Guy Weeks, who sold Thoroughbreds as polo ponies and to the U.S. Army, and kept 5,000 mother cows.
Apr 28, 2016, 09:01
What’s Good to Put on a Horse’s Wound?
A look at various treatments and dressings.
Horses sometimes seem almost single-mindedly bent on hurting themselves, so proper wound care is an important part of any equine practitioner’s responsibilities. To help with those responsibilities, a seemingly endless number of products are said to help promote wound healing. Unfortunately, many of them lack evidence of safety or effectiveness, and some can even cause harm.
At the American Association of Equine Practitioners conference in December, Colorado State University’s Dean Hendrickson, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, gave a presentation on “What You Should and Should Not Put on Wounds,” from which most of this article is drawn.
Apr 28, 2016, 08:50
Foundation’s $10 million gift launches world-class horse hospital at CSU
Dr. Christopher Kawcak, director of CSU Equine Services, works with colleagues to prepare a patient for arthroscopic surgery.
A transformative gift of $10 million from the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation is launching plans at CSU to build a state-of-the-art equine hospital that will be among the world’s best in teaching veterinary students, promoting discoveries in equine medicine and providing specialty care for horses.
“We deeply appreciate this generous gift from the Johnson Foundation, and greatly value its leadership in supporting health and education across Colorado,” CSU President Tony Frank said. “The Foundation has been a dedicated supporter of university programs for more than 20 years, and this gift will provide a monumental step forward for equine veterinary medicine at Colorado State.”
Apr 28, 2016, 08:48
Miniature Horse Gets Artificial Hoof, New Chance at Life Thanks to CSU Vets
After Shine was attacked by a dog and his leg was injured to the point it needed to be amputated, veterinarians thought he would be a great candidate for a prosthetic.
After a dog attack, Shine the miniature horse was left with a mangled hoof and infection. If he had any chance of survival, he needed surgical amputation.
As Shine’s owners wrote on their crowdfunding page:
Apr 28, 2016, 08:45
What You Need to Know About Alternative Medicine for Equines
It seems like everyone in the horse world, from rescues to Grand Prix riders to amateurs, are turning to alternative therapies to treat their horses. And, if done correctly, they’re onto something. Alternative therapies can be an excellent way to keep horses of all kinds in top form.
If you’re looking to add alternative therapies to your conventional veterinary practice or have clients interested in finding an alternative practitioner, there are a few important things to know.
Alternative Medicines are Safe
Apr 28, 2016, 08:42