By the time Ruben Vandorp moved from the Netherlands to the United States in 2002, he already had nine European reining championships to his name. Since then, the Aubrey, Texas, trainer has continued his success, and attributes much of it to his stallion, Einsteins Revolution, the first horse to earn $300,000 in National Reining Horse Association competition.
Canadian horseman Jonathan Field explains what causes a horse to rear, and shares how to safely correct the negative reaction.
For many horse owners in the West and Southwest, locoweed poisoning is a problem. With no viable antidote to reverse the neurological and systemic damage it wreaks, prevention through land management is key.
Champion roper Jackie Hobbs explains her strategy for breaking out of the box and recording faster roping runs.
Mozaun McKibben has made an art out of winning ranch horse championships. The Whitesboro, Texas, horseman has racked up several American Quarter Horse Association titles, including 2011 and 2013 Versatility Ranch Horse World Champion, and 2012 Ranch Pleasure World Champion. In addition, he has champion titles in Stock Horse of Texas and Ranch Horse Association of America competition. McKibben also adopts and trains Mustangs for the Mustang Heritage Foundation’s Extreme Mustang Makeover.
When transitioning your horse from a laid-back winter to a demanding work regimen, it’s important to evaluate body condition and adjust diet accordingly.