There is some poetry to choosing the Pennsylvania Derby on Saturday for California Chrome’s return to the racetrack; the colt was built on a blue plate budget, boasts blue-collar roots and has thrived in middle-class ZIP codes.
Today, the House of Representatives passed the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act (H.R. 1528) by voice vote. The bill is sponsored by Representatives Kurt Schrader of Oregon and Ted Yoho of Florida, both of whom are veterinarians. It was passed earlier this year by the Senate.
Today "cowboy" and "cowgirl" clothing are very popular fashions, whether or not you take part in the actual tasks of a cowpoke. But while many enjoy the style and comfort of cowboy clothing, all the original cowboy garb was actually designed for specific functions to help the cowboy in their tasks.
Chuck Bartok's insight:
Did You Know: What we now call a “cowboy boot” was not designed until the mid-1870s. This new type of footwear enabled the cowboy to do his work far better and also added extra protection against the elements. A significant feature of these boots were their height (about seventeen inches). The extra length protected the cowboy’s legs from brush, thorns, snake bites, chaffing, and biting cattle
The decline in horse ownership is not surprising. What is surprising to me is the surprise that it is so. Baber Ranch stopped breeding horses in 2007 for three reasons:
As an equine appraiser I knew the market was about to tank and we operated a for-profit business.As an appraiser I carefully monitored equine markets. I could no longer watch so many well bred and beautiful horses pass through even the high-end sales without one bid. Foals began looking like puppies in the pound waiting for homes that may not materialize.God was clearing the way for us to change course and follow a new path.
We have formed an association of Morgan stock horse breeders, to educate and promote to folks who are not aware of the Morgan breed outside of the Morgan community or not aware of it's aptitude for stock work, ranch horse, Cowboy and Western dressage, trail pleasure, packing, vaquero horsemanship and Mounted Cowboy Shooting
...Dane (11 years old) was badly injured in a roping accident on May 24, 2014. His horse tripped and fell on him causing multiple head and facial fractures with swelling and bleeding on the brain. Over these past few weeks since this horrific rodeo accident, thousands of people have reached out to t...