PIERRE, S.D. –Through it’s dedication to the promotion of the American Quarter Horse, the South Dakota Quarter Horse Association has now entered into it’s 70th year. SDQHA boasts approximately 3,600 members, and the state has a population of approximately 80,000 registered Quarter Horses.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — For Will Rogers Coliseum, this is the last rodeo.
Nebraska Extension will host a Feeding for Optimal Production and Performance in Beef Cattle and Working Horse workshop Feb. 26 at Scottsbluff.
Riding around the arena displaying sponsor flags and presenting awards — what fans see of a rodeo queen’s job may look effortless. But, behind the scenes, rodeo queens put a lot of hard work, horsemanship and public relations into the role, explains Kay Marrs, who recently handed off the tit…
The breeze is brisk and rain has rendered trails ankle deep in mud, but the 3-foot-tall horses cavorting at this Walnut Creek, Calif., refuge don't care. Friendly humans are on hand to feed, groom and exercise the little horses, none of which seems to know it's not a Clydesdale.
Several North Dakota 4-H’ers brought home honors from the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo.
BROOKINGS, S.D. — South Dakota 4-H youth from across the state competed together with 660 youth from the U.S. and Canada during the Western National Roundup, January 9-13, 2019, held in Denver, Colo. The Conference, now in its 99th year. Western National Roundup is held annually during the N…
Aberdeen could benefit from a bill making its way through the Legislature.
If a dog is a man’s best friend, then a horse is a woman’s best friend — at least for Amber Alsterlund.
A Harrold teenager is the winner of this year’s Lloyd W. Rypkema Memorial Horse Award.
LAS VEGAS — Boyd Polhamus is a large man.
Jon Chandler didn’t grow up on a ranch, but the seventh-generation Coloradan feels the mountains and the plains of his native state in his bones.
ORLANDO, Fla. — His legs are heavily bandaged. His right side is a patchwork of bald and raw skin. And he flinches when strangers touch him.
From the time he was a young boy, Dennis Watkins had one desire: to be a cowboy.
Finding inner peace is hard for some. But Melissa Reese believes it can be attained — on horseback.
For nearly a decade in the 1980s and early 1990s, Gerardo “Jerry” Diaz wowed crowds at the National Western Stock Show with his roping and riding skills in the style of the charro or Mexican cowboy, so much so that rodeo organizers asked him to stage his own event.
The All American Saddle Club annual awards banquet was held Jan. 5 in Webster. Awards are based off three open point horse shows held in June, July and August of each year. For more information please contact Jessie at 605-880-5522.
Hunter Jankowski of Enderlin, N.D., was charged with a Class C felony for the theft of a horse in May 2018. On Dec. 19, Southeast District Court Judge Mark Blumer sentenced Jankowski to 30 days in the Richland County Jail, 80 hours of community service and two years of supervised probation. …
Question: I have multiple deer come into my horse’s paddock every night to drink from the heated water tank. Is there any disease risk with these species sharing water?
Horse owners may be exploring alternative feedstuffs due to high hay costs, poor quality hay, and/or challenges associated with finding sufficient quantities of hay. When possible, quality hay should make up a large portion of a horse’s diet. However, the following alternatives can replace h…
Forage is a primary part of the horse's diet and is often fed in the form of cool-season grasses, legumes or warm-season grasses. These forage types differ widely in their nutritional content. Two main differences are the nonstructural carbohydrates (NSC) and fiber content. Therefore, the go…
When Bernice Ende was a kid, she watched Westerns that featured New Mexico’s wide-open deserts and gritty canyons.
It was 15 years ago when a 2-year-old won his first two starts at what was then known as Philadelphia Park, won a third consecutive race at Aqueduct in New York and then headed south to gear up for the Kentucky Derby. That was Smarty Jones.
DULUTH, Ga. - AGCO Corporation announces Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Committee (SJBR), of Sikeston, Mo., as the 2018 Sowing Good Deeds winner. AGCO’s Sowing Good Deeds program, in its second year, showcases rodeo committees throughout North America and the substantive impact they have in …
Naval Square, as it is now known, has been many things before becoming a gated community of expensive condos on the banks of the Schuylkill in a neighborhood with many names.
AVON, Minn. — A man and woman from Avon, Minn., in a horse-drawn buggy died on Dec. 16 after their buggy was hit from behind by a pickup truck.
The South Dakota Horse Council seeks to recognize a horseperson who has been involved in the horse industry and has notable accomplishments and contributions to the horse industry in South Dakota. Nominations are now open for this honor. Nominations may be made by organizations or individual…
Question: I’m so confused. I’m not sure if I should soak or steam my hay. Is there even a difference between soaked and steamed hay?
Copper-coated steel nails are being increasingly used during shoeing due to their proposed ability to reduce bacterial invasion, despite limited evidence for their effectiveness in this application. The objective of a recent study, conducted in Australia, was to determine whether copper-coat…
Ration balancers are commercially prepared horse feeds that are designed to provide the trace minerals and vitamins a horse requires. The minerals and vitamins are concentrated so that only a small amount of the ration balancer needs to be fed, typically 1 to 2 pounds a day for a 1,000 pound…
University of Minnesota Extension Horse Online Certificate Courses are back by popular demand?
Dear SDQHA Members and American Quarter Horse Enthusiasts,
The Cam-Plex in Gillette, Wy., was the site of the annual Plain Area Corriente Regional Show and Roping in September.
“Floating Horses — The Life of Casey Tibbs” is now available for purchase on Amazon.com. Casey Tibbs, of Fort Pierre, South Dakota is a 9-time rodeo world champion — a record he still holds 60-plus years later! The film highlight’s the world champ’s life, including the ups and downs affiliat…
Editor’s note: This article was written under the direction and review of Sara Mastellar, South Dakota State University equine instructor, SDSU Animal Science Department.
MUSKEGON, Mich. — The veterinarian believed the starving horse was close to death, lingering on the brink of this world and the next, when he summoned Nancy Smith.
The recent wet weather has resulted in numerous cases of scratches. Scratches can refer to several skin conditions that occur on the back of a horse’s pasterns or bulbs of the heel. Scratches often occurs in horses exposed to moisture for long periods of time such as a muddy field or wet sta…
The Dakota Classic Cutting Futurity, a breeders incentive program, was held at the Yellow Rose Arena in Platte, S.D., Oct. 6-7. The total purse for the event was $12,975.
We’ve received several questions regarding blanketing horses in cold climates. The horse’s hair coat is an excellent insulator and works by trapping and warming air. A healthy horse with a thick, dry and clean hair coat can retain enough heat and be comfortable outside in
Deb Brandon of Montevideo, Minn., sold the Top Sale Horse on Oct. 20 at South Dakota Horse Sales in Corsica, S.D., for $4,200. Lot 1, Tucker Boonboy, a 10-year-old AQHA well broke trail horse sold to Rick Rayman of Aberdeen, S.D. This good looking gelding was sired by a OWN son of Peptoboonsmal.
The 29th Annual Casey Tibbs Foundation Tribute Dinner is sold out for Nov. 3. The Tribute Dinner is an opportunity for friends and families in the ranching and rodeo communities to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of South Dakota cowboys, cowgirls, families and animals. This event is …
The South Dakota Paint Horse Club, Inc. will hold their annual meeting Oct. 28 at the OxBow Restaurant in DeSmet, S.D. The dinner will be at noon — a buffet will be available or you may order from the menu. The meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. Reports will be given for 2018 activities includi…
(TNS) — World-renowned trainer and rider René Gasser ended a three-show stop of his Gala of the Royal Horses in Missoula on Oct. 7, bringing along with him a team of rare breeds to show off their skills.
Oats are commonly used for human and livestock consumption. Currently, the market prefers white hulled oats (pictured on the right) with a high test weight for use as equine feed. Plant breeding programs in the Midwest U.S. produce both white and yellow hulled oats that meet industry standar…
Q My horse is drooling excessively and I’ve heard this is from eating clover. Will this hurt my horse?
We are excited to announce that the Healthy Horse app has been updated with new visuals, additional breed-types and options to use the app in Spanish and with metric units. Additionally, the app includes links to new articles on managing thin and overweight horses.
Horse owners should take precautions when grazing pastures after the first killing frost. Frost damaged pastures can have higher concentrations of nonstructural carbohydrates, leading to an increase in the potential for founder and colic, especially for horses diagnosed with Equine Metabolic…
Minot, N.D. – When the gates crack open at the 64th annual Y’s Men’s Rodeo in Minot, a whole slew of cowboys and cowgirls will be vying for some big-time cash, gold buckles, and the title of Badlands Circuit champ.
MINOT, N.D. – When the Minot Y’s Men’s Rodeo kicks off next weekend, there will be a mini-family reunion taking place.
2018 Year End Awards