Mary Burger talks about the importance of back- up horses and knowing when to give your main mount a break.
Rylee Elliott's 4-year-old futurity horse Super De Shine clocked a blazing 14.743 in the finals to take home the NBHA Open 1D World Championship for $5,163.
John, an 11-year-old American Quarter Horse gelding, and his owner/rider Doug Parker worked for years to qualify for the World Series of Team Roping in Las Vegas. Just before that became a reality in 2016, however, John was stricken with botulism, a toxic poisoning that had already killed one of his stablemates. Parker, who knew the World Series was now out of the question, raced to the UC Davis veterinary hospital to save John’s life.
The mental anguish I felt was intense. I’ve done everything correctly. I’m on a deadline. I can’t have a setback like this! I imagine you’ve had times in your life you’ve felt this way, too.