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Half Thoroughbred and All Heart

Many successful horses in the barrel racing industry have a Thoroughbred or two on their papers. Some great barrel horses even have a Thoroughbred parent. Martha Josey’s first barrel horse Cebe Reed was by the winning Thoroughbred stallion Frank’s Pal. Martha and Cebe won 52 consecutive races and qualified for the NFR in 1968 and… Continue reading Half Thoroughbred and All Heart

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Misused Terms That Make Every Horse Cringe

Ever read an advertisement for a horse that leaves you scratching your head? Aramis says "HA! That's funny!" For Sale: Own daughter of Tiznow. She was born on my farm and is the only baby her mother ever had. Her brothers and sisters have won a lot of money racing. She is a solid colt… Continue reading Misused Terms That Make Every Horse Cringe

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Top Pink Buckle Stallions Are More Thoroughbred Than Quarter Horse

Last week the $1.5 million Pink Buckle Barrel Race was held at Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. This unique Open 4D and Futurity intends to increase the quantity and quality of barrel horses sired by Pink Buckle stallions. Currently, there are over forty stallions enrolled in the program. Horses by Pink Buckle stallions with… Continue reading Top Pink Buckle Stallions Are More Thoroughbred Than Quarter Horse

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Makeover Watchlist: Barrel Racing

The Barrel Racing division at the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium consists of a judged horsemanship pattern and two timed barrel runs. During the horsemanship pattern, horses will be scored on their demeanor, responsiveness, and ability to maintain an even pace. The inverted score from the horsemanship pattern and the times from… Continue reading Makeover Watchlist: Barrel Racing

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Makeover Watchlist: Competitive Trail

The Competitive Trail division at the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium consists of a course of ten obstacles. Two judges will assess each horse based on its demeanor, willingness, and surefootedness throughout the course. Obstacles may involve backing, side passing, dismounting and more. The top five scoring horses will come back on… Continue reading Makeover Watchlist: Competitive Trail

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Makeover Watchlist: Ranch Work

The Ranch Work division at the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium combines a Ranch Riding Pattern and a Ranch Trail test. During the trail test horses could encounter several obstacles typically found on ranches including gates, bridges, logs, and cattle. Horses are judged on their willingness to move forward and responsiveness to… Continue reading Makeover Watchlist: Ranch Work

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Makeover Watchlist: [Western] Dressage

The Dressage division at the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium includes Western Dressage as an option this year. Competitors will complete their choice of USEF Training Level Test 2 or Western Dressage Association of America Basic Level Test 1 and perform a five-minute demonstration ride to showcase their horse’s training progress. The… Continue reading Makeover Watchlist: [Western] Dressage