Rollkur is alive and well in the training practices of Reining Horses in 2023 – while the rest of the equine world are working to have it banned. These photos are from 2023 100xReining Classic ($3m of prize money) in Tulsa OK, and Run for the Million 2023 in Las Vegas 2023. Referred to as […]
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The new president of the NRHA, Mark Blake, has set a new path forward to address the issues of drug use in reining horse events. The change of one key person on the board brings hope for the horses. If the remaining board would do the sport the honor of resigning too, as Gary Carpenter […]
No other western sport has rules of secrecy like the NRHA has in their medications and welfare policy to be implemented from 2023 and beyond. The decision-makers reviewing violations of rules for medications and welfare: AQHA – The Executive Committee – published members American Quarter Horse Association NRCHA – The Executive Committee – published members National […]
In a Formal Letter to the NRHA – The American Association of Equine Practitioners warns of the dangers of using Sedivet for horse and rider and its analgesic effect of the drug is performance enhancing. Read the full letter below.
With an ongoing acknowledged poor record of performance by the Boards of Directors and Executive Committees placing horse’s welfare at risk and enabling an unfair competition landscape, immediate changes are required to who manages the drug rules and penalties. The Final Straw: With the board of directors and executive committee (BoDEC) approving the continued […]
The equine world is in shock at the release of the new NRHA (National Reining Horse Association) drug rules published in their rule book in August 2022, allowing administrating of Sedivet 30 minutes prior to competition. A time when horses in being ridden in what is referred to as the ‘warm-up’ pen. Warming up consists […]
A well-known equine veterinarian has written to the NRHA for intervention authority where animal welfare concerns are seen in the show pen. In an openly published letter the vet wants rule changes for the requirement of veterinarians on site to conduct examinations where concerns are seen in relation to animal welfare such as reining horses […]
A decade on and no real changes in drug regulation: the western industries are worse now. Reprinted from Barrel Horse News in November, 2012. Some horses are bred to run long distances fast; some bloodlines are famous for the inherent burst of quick speed they pass on. Some horses are bred for their ability to […]
The horse walks into the show pen visibly distressed, and suffering and not a sole at this NRHA event did anything to help him, even though they spread marketing everywhere about Respect the Horse. Expected to show as a top athlete in a physically demanding performance, his distress is obvious at the event and recorded […]
Latest Media and News
- 2023 Rollkur is a Cornerstone of Reining TrainingAugust 26, 2023 - 7:07 pm
- New NRHA President Sets New Path for WelfareFebruary 28, 2023 - 5:54 pm
- Why the Secrecy from 2023 and beyond NRHA?September 30, 2022 - 1:27 am
- American Association of Equine Practitioners Says NO to SedivetSeptember 14, 2022 - 5:36 pm
- Remove NRHA From Management of Drugs and PenaltiesSeptember 8, 2022 - 12:12 am
- Who Voted For a Drug Being Administered to NRHA Competing Horses?August 31, 2022 - 11:10 pm
- Famous Western Horsewoman Says Sedivet Rule is the Worst Thing You Could ImagineAugust 25, 2022 - 8:01 pm
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