“It’s ‘Feel Good Sunday’ and if this story does not warrant a TISSUE ALERT I don’t know what does. With all of the ugliness out there and the propensity for humans to be violent, obscene and twisted it is a VERY welcome breath of fresh air to see a community of people doing the right thing for one individual, a heartbroken little girl. My hat is off to these folks and we present this story to you, today, on bended knee. It will make your eyes leak. Keep the faith!” ~ R.T.
By Jim Forsyth, Reuters “Where is the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) in all of this?” SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The brother of two kingpins of Mexico’s infamous Zetas drug cartel was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in U.S. federal prison for his role in laundering money […]
Source: Multiple Slaughtering Natural Born Quarter Horses is not enough, now clones added to mix… LUBBOCK, Texas — The nation’s pre-eminent quarter horse association is violating state and federal antitrust laws by banning cloned horses from its prestigious registry, a Texas jury ruled Tuesday in a case being […]
By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times Owner Rita Crundwell ‘was kind of like Madonna’ in her field… Ask anybody in the quarter horse business. They’ll tell you. Rita Crundwell was one of the greatest owners anybody had heard of. The 59-year-old woman from Dixon, Ill., had hundreds of […]
By Nolan Clay as printed in the Oklahoman Like all criminal organizations, the Zetas are motivated by money One racehorse, A Dash of Sweet Heat, sold for $1 million. The Cartel Straw went for $300,000 while Super Long Straw went for $200,000. Overall, the top bidders at the […]
by: Pat Raia of TheHorse.com “The care of the horses have been costing about $200,000 a month…” Horses, tack, trailers, and other equipment belonging to indicted Quarter Horse breeder Rita Crundwell brought more than $4 million during a two-day live auction in Dixon, Ill. Earlier this year, a […]
For reasons that can’t be explained, some horses just can’t stand their trainers.
“He’s a good example over there,” says Jed Southcombe, gesturing at a grumpy stallion hidden in the shadows of another stable. “He doesn’t like anyone at all. He puts his ears back and his look says, `Piss off, leave me alone’.”
The 16-year-old Feilding High School pupil knows his horses. Making soothing clicking noises, Jed coaxes a strapping 3-year-old thoroughbred back into his stable with ease. The horse nuzzles him affectionately, but the young rider doesn’t fold, saying he has become used to a “tough love” approach even with his favourites.