From left, Laura Hawkins and Val, Kenneth Roberts and Gilly, Tyler Stratman and Rosie, Kelsey Kelly and Gatsby, Rebecca Cooper and Wish and Cassie Schmidt and Georgia. The MU Equine Teaching Facility at South Farm currently houses a quarter horse breeding program with care and management of these horses being the cornerstone of these courses. Students help out with care of the horses as a learning experience. (Courtesy photo by Kyle Spradley, University of Missouri)
Bits, spurs, saddle collections and more at the Circle B-
By Frank J. Buchman
“I don’t have much stuff, but someday I’m gonna.”
That’s a misnomer if a cowboy ever said one.
Truly, there’s about every bit, spur and saddle one could imagine, and then some. Actually, the best description of “the stuff” is a cowboy’s tack “dream come true” or a Western memorabilia-collector’s “Heaven on Earth.”
“Plan to spend the day” was the warning of his son. “Because, once you get there, he won’t stop until you’ve seen it all,” the warning continued.
NEWS & NOTES
TAHC to test equine in Brooks County for piroplasmosis
The Texas Animal Health Commission has designated Brooks County as a high risk county for exposure to Equine Piroplasmosis (Piroplasmosis or Piro) and began testing equine (horses, donkeys, mules, ponies and zebras) in Brooks County Nov. 14.
Hosts offered up to $500 grant to fund newcomer horse events
Following the success of the 100 Day Horse Challenge, Time to Ride developed a new Event Grant Program to support the horse industry’s efforts to engage new enthusiasts with horses. Stables, businesses and organizations who were registered for the Challenge in 2014 are invited to apply for a grant worth up to $500 to offset the cost of a newcomer-friendly event.
VS update: 355 Colorado quarantines since outbreak began
As of Nov. 12, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has 43 locations under quarantine after horses and cows tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis; 312 of the 355 quarantines have now been released.
River Valley District 4-Hers earn recognition at national horse judging contest
The River Valley 4-H Horse Judging team competed at the National Arabian Horse Judging Contest in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Oct. 24. The team consisted of Bridget Stanton, Clay Center; Tori Zabokrtsky, Morrowville; and Natalie Vesta, Clay Center. The team finished eleventh overall. Stanton earned first individual in the halter judging class. The team was recognized at an awards banquet in Tulsa.
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