Nestled behind a subdivision on the eastern edge of Springfield, Missouri lays an oasis for young girls and experienced equestrians alike. Housed in a hilltop stable, The Libby Ferguson Training Center bustles with the activity of both riders and horses.
Good ranch horses are equine athletes that work as hard as the equestrians who raise, train and depend on them day-to-day.
Frequently somewhat hyper, the buckskin mare Maggie’s tenseness was most apparent with blustery heavy downpour on the indoor arena.
Arrogate, winner of the 2016 Breeders' Cup Classic and the champion 3-year-old male that year on his way to becoming North America's all-time leading money earner, has died. He was 7.
At first, it’s a bit surprising to hear Keith Siragusa, a scruffy former New Yorker and veteran policeman with a wiry beard, rhapsodize on the healing power of horses.
The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry has received laboratory results from Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory confirming a horse from Remington Park has tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus-1, or EHV-1.
Certain horses have earned a home for their lifetime. Despite getting old and no longer able to earn their keep today, a horse who’s gone above and beyond deserves special elderly care.
How long would it take for you to put over $400,000 in your pocket? For Coleman Proctor of Pryor, Oklahoma, and his team roping partner Ryan Motes, it was 4.24 seconds in the shootout round of The American in Arlington, Texas.
When Kaitlyn Keller got the call to manage Racy Casanova, she didn’t expect the opportunity to lead beyond the regal grey stud and carry her to nationwide connections, expanded opportunities and eventually her own company.
As the end of October approaches, pumpkins are abundant. Many will be participating in the fall seasonal spirit and exhibiting their Halloween festive expression by buying pumpkins for decoration, carving and maybe even for a special treat. Have you ever wondered what else you could do with …
Producers consider many factors when it comes to the health of their cattle herd or favorite horse, from gashes in their sides to vaccines for foot rot. Cherryvale Veterinary Clinic veterinarian Paul Cotterill, warned producers about many serious diseases in cattle and use-related injuries i…
Crowder College is pleased to announce its sixth annual Crowder College Roughrider Scholarship Rodeo, Roughrider Arena, Aug. 17 and 18 at 7:30 pm. nightly. Roughrider Arena is located at 608 Field Ave., Neosho.
The third annual Ozark Spring Roundup drew in agricultural enthusiasts and horse lovers to the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, Missouri, last weekend.
Beside a coyote nosing through the brush, some out-of-season frogs thumping away in the pond and a pasture fire burning in the east, the gentle sound of mares lipping through fresh alfalfa is the only noise for miles. Even the wind feels hushed.
Due to the Electronic Logging Device mandate, mass confusion in the agricultural industry has been prevalent — not just in social media, but in daily conversations as well. There have been a lot of abbreviations and misinformation tossed about. Joe Q Public has had a hard time separating f…
For brothers Chris and Shan Wilson, horses have been a lifelong passion — one that has developed into a business and put them in the top tier of Arabian horse trainers.
As a rural Kansas resident, I feel compelled to express my growing concern about the negative effects the Electronic Logging Device Mandate, Commercial Motor Vehicle classifications, and Commercial Driver’s License requirements have on the agriculture and livestock industries. With the exten…
Five first-time winners were chosen as American Quarter Horse Association/Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Horses of the Year, which were announced Oct. 10.
Smooth in the saddle and confident in chaos, Joplin native Annie Chance is upping the ante of Extreme Cowboy Challenges worldwide. Her recent win at the Cowboy Up Challenge during the Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canada, was just one more ride toward making history.
Crowder College is pleased to announce its Fifth Annual Crowder College Roughrider Scholarship Rodeo, Roughrider Arena, Aug. 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Roughrider Arena is located at 608 Field Ave., Neosho, MO 64850.
To those in the Quarter Horse world, the name “Skipper W” brings to mind images of quality horses blessed with speed and athleticism.
David Carrico’s future is in the past. From his leather shop in Edna, Kansas, he reaches back to the days of cavalry charges and trail drives, breathing new life into the Old West motion pictures.
An Indiana horse trainer was given what amounts to a career-ending suspension by the state’s horse racing commission after he was accused of severely beating a horse at a local training facility.
BUTLER, Mo. (AP) — A 12-year-old Missouri girl's death in a freak rodeo accident has many in her community struggling to find words to express their grief for a family who has lived there for generations.
It is tempting to turn horses out into spring pastures at the first sight of green grass, especially after a long winter. However, spring grazing should be introduced slowly and delayed until grasses reach 6 to 8 inches in height to optimize both the health of the horse and pasture.
Four alleged arsonists have been arrested in connection with a fire set on the Hughes Ranch in Osage County, Oklahoma. The area of the ranch when this happened is where over 1,000 wild horses, part of the wild horse rescue program, are pastured.
The 2015 Midwest Ranch Horse Association Finals is in the books! MRHA held its seventh annual Finals on Oct. 18 at the Kansas Pavilions in Park City, where 32 competitors advanced from the semi-finals to compete for the year-end honors.
Cowboys and cowgirls from Lonesome Pine Ranch in Chase County won three of five individual events to capture first place at the Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo at Medicine Lodge.
The muggy heat was oppressive, but the ranch cowboys came to compete, and when the night was over, the Barron Highsmith and Short Ranches of Talala, Oklahoma, were the champions.
Horse enthusiasts enjoyed beautiful spring weather at the area’s largest equine trade show last weekend in Springfield, Missouri. This year’s HorseFest also featured clinicians and fast-paced action for show visitors.
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