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Will that carry over to the cutting horse sales? This would allow for runs in eight sets. A person essentially lend a hand to make critically posts I might state. They join the inductees of the past 30 years. He also oversaw the selection of a new engine and chassis package for the season, which has led to the return of Chevrolet and manufacturer competition to IndyCar. Non-Pro, they can show two different horses or the same horse.

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Via Inside The Star 9 hours ago. Via Diehardsport 12 hours ago. Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee has been ruled out Sunday against Detroit because of a hamstring injury, and defensive tackle Maliek Collins will be sidelined for a second straight week by a knee injury. Lee's absence means he will have missed at least one game because of injury in eight of his nine NFL seasons.

The only exception was Lee's All-Pro season of when he sat out Via Blue Star 21 hours ago. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones delivered a hot take for the ages on Friday. After watching the Rams dismantle the Vikings — who fielded the No. The Dallas offense, on the other Via Blue Star 1 day ago. Jerry Jones has officially lost his darn mind. The Cowboys, with the underperforming Prescott running the show, have amassed only passing yards in three games.

That puts the team at 31st in the NFL, only Via Inside The Star 1 day ago. Rams are pretty good. In fact, their offense continues to blow the doors off opposing defenses. Just ask the Minnesota Vikings, who would go on to lose on Thursday night. Through four games, the Rams are averaging That ranks them second behind Tampa Bay.

The NFL made news once again on Thursday by announcing that its controversial new quarterback hit rule will not be changed prior to the end of the season. Whether it was in jest or something completely different, Dallas Cowboys quarterbak Dak Prescott weighed in the controversy But, after the Raiders He currently has a cushy gig as an in-game analyst for CBS Sports. Now, 38 years old, why would Romo even consider a comeback to the gridiron?

The Dallas Cowboys are on the season, and their offense is struggling. In total yards, they rank 30th. It comes down to a couple of things, of course. The Bills reportedly tried trading Washington last season, but found no takers.

Count Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones among those who are questioning its controversial implementation. Jones believes the new rule, which prohibits a defensive player from landing on a quarterback with the full weight of their body, stands to impact Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee has battled hamstring injuries throughout his career, and he suffered another one on Sunday that is expected to keep him out a while.

Members of the appellate court panel included Anne Gardner and J. After several responses from the NCHA and Gaughan, Gaughan filed suit against the NCHA on May 20, , seeking a judicial declaration that she is entitled to inspect and photocopy each of the records identified in her April 21, letter, receiving a temporary restraining order to prevent the NCHA from destroying or altering records she sought to inspect and copy. By Glory Ann Kurtz June 22, Following are highlights of some of the accomplishments and decisions decided at the NCHA Convention held June in Oklahoma City, as well as the results of the Committee meetings which were summarized during the Membership meeting held on the final day of the Convention.

However, these suggestions will not change rules or become rules until they are voted on by the Executive Committee during their August meeting. There were two Board of Directors meetings open to all members. This was all made possible by members getting involved and making contributions to office holders through the NCHA Political Action Committee.

Short emphasized the obvious: However, the full financials are posted on the NCHA web site at www. The proposed amendments to the Constitution and By-laws proposal regarding the counting of votes for all NCHA elections were adopted by the Board of Directors and ratified by the Membership. More detailed information on the above subjects and my personal opinion piece on the Convention will be forthcoming in future posts.

Dee McLauchlin gave report. Change wording on Standing Rule 3: Discuss the repercussions of videographers who are not complying with the membership requirements as set forth by the Executive Committee.

Status of Fastercut training video. This will be taken to the Faster Cut Friday meeting. Discuss coming events edit sheets. List all fees for classes, including unapproved NCHA classes. Discuss Limited Age class order being shown in the Chatter.

Discussion of allowing weekend shows to be held in conjunction with Major LAE to continue with their day application deadline. Current rule states changes must be reported a minimum of 30 days in advance of show. Tom Neal — Lewis Wray gave report.

New Sponsor Cowtrac Systems: Discussed recommending awarding a Cowtrac System to go to High-Point Senior Amateur winner from the three major aged events. Amateur Survey — proactive — information gathering. It was recommended to approve the Amateur Committee survey via e-mail to all amateur members with a valid e-mail address.

Will send out survey to gather information from members, giving beneficial feedback to the Amateur Committee. Cell phones in loping area at major events. It was recommended that it be added to Loping Pen Etiquette and Guidelines that when using a cell phone, riders should move to outside of the flow of traffic to utilize the cell phone. We see a need for cell phones for lopers to contact bosses, etc. Convention recommendations must be carried to Executive Committee in that form.

Recommendations from this committee for a new standing rule requiring convention recommendations as stated in the general membership meeting be carried forward in the same form to the Executive Committee. Committee looked at Limited Non-Pro. Felt there should be three options. Discussion on allowing horse sets at the Super Stakes and Summer Show in the first go-rounds: Recommended the approval of the horse proposal for the first set at the Super Stakes and Summer Show.

This rule allows for an eight-set day instead of nine sets a day, as long as there are no more than eight ties. This would allow for runs in eight sets. For or more runs, it would be required to have nine sets. Discussion of Standing Rule A motion was made to change the entry payment dates of the Amateur class at the Super Stakes and Summer Spectacular, moving them up one month to assist cattle needs for the association.

It was felt that this would give Dave Brian and his people time to go forward to determine number of cattle needed for the class. A motion was made and passed that part of the first payment of the Amateur be utilized to allocate money taken from the jackpot for additional prizes to help the Amateur. Regarding the March 31 requirement passed by the Executive Committee stating that all videographers must be NCHA members, it is estimated that half have abided by this rule.

It was moved by Dennie Dunn, seconded by Joe Cameron and passed unanimously that a letter be sent to show producers and secretaries whose listed videographers are not members of the NCHA and that they must become members by the next show. The membership fee of the videographers may be paid for by the videographer, show producer or the show secretary. Discuss keeping the Judges Rules Committee informed of the amount of protests being received: The annual number of protests discussed varies around 50 on an average per year.

Moved by Tom Lyons, seconded by Gary Ray, that there be a chart listing the number of protests received, with how many valid or invalid protests being listed in the quarterly newsletter, as well as provided to the Judges Rules Committee. It was also passed that a quarterly Judges Report be developed by Russell McCord, with publication in the Chatter under topics and Rules issues and also being sent to members of the Judges Rules Committee, with contact information for those who desire further information and issue requests on these issues.

Discuss Judging Rule 15 regarding failure to separate. Recommend changing the number 2 to 1 on page Moved by Joe Cameron, seconded by Ronnie Rice and passed, a new rule that if a horse clears the herd with one or more cattle, and fails to separate before quitting, there will be a 5-point penalty.

Also, pertaining to Judges Rule 14, during a monitored judge event, if a major penalty is called in error a 1-point penalty not previously charged, it will be adjusted and reflect the 1-point penalty.

Note — added to Rule 6 — rules 13 and Recommended going back into Will Rogers coliseum to show. Any Non-Pro eligible for Ltd. Non-Pro will have three options on how they wish to enter: Non-Pro with one cattle charge. Non-Pro and Limited Non-Pro, plus two cattle charges.

Non-Pro only, pay one entry fee and one cattle charge. If showing two times, once in Non-Pro and once in Ltd. Non-Pro, they can show two different horses or the same horse. Allowing horse sets at the Super Stakes and Summer Show in first go-round: Cell phones in loping area at major events: It has been removed for weekend shows and we recommend removal from Limited Aged Events.

Felt Open should be Open. New Business — Limited Non-Pro payments: Agreed to have those brought up by 30 days to coincide with Limited Non-Pro and Amateur. Bob Peterson, Vice Chairman: Plans for event before the Open Finals on the arena floor, include recognizing the past 49 champions to commemorate the 50th edition of the Futurity. Discuss revenue from the practice pens at the three major events: Dave Stewart, moved, seconded by Phil Rapp to recommend use of the Watt arena anytime we have cattle there to utilize following the cutting.

Sign up by noon of that day. Discussion of drug education, monitoring, administration and tolerance. Lindy Burch and Jerry Black gave drug education and policies. No action taken 4. Recommendations for improved communication with directors and Committee chairman. No action taken 5. Discussion of consolation round in Futurity.

For the Futurity, it was discussed taking next horses following second go-round, with a maximum of horses — minimum of 60, to a new consolation round. Entries due by noon next day after second go round. Open for anyone that did not qualify for semifinals of Futurity.

Discussion of allowing horse sets at the Super Stakes and Summer Show in the first go-rounds: Re-address the Amateur and Limited Status: Changes for the Super Stake s were gone over and recommended to the Executive Committee and Finance Committee and approved. Lots of changes were made for a number of reasons. The declining trend in participation was discussed, and we knew we had to make changes to the program, not only to save the Super Stakes but also to have it grow and prosper.

By doing things, we can grow the purse. A bigger purse would encourage more people to participate, we would have more horses and more trainers training horses, etc. It would really help the health and strength of the industry. One change was passed unanimously after explaining the program - the part of enrollment of the foals penalty structure for late enrollment.

We amended the rule of the yearling ear penalty nomination. We discussed the new program in detail with the understanding that it was up to us to make it work.

We need participation so the education process had to be done for the entire association. The key will be for us to continue to work hand in hand with the NCHA staff. Jo Ellard was appointed to meet with the staff during the Summer Cutting to build and initiate a promotional plan and for educational purposes.

They will not be limited to adding a section on the website detailing the new program, but will be in the weekly newsletters to over 11, e-mail addresses that the NCHA has and monthly e-mails for all members. We approved all shows with the exception of one new show, which will have to either adjust their dates or money to comply with our rules. Discuss the repercussions of videographers who are not complying with the membership requirements as set forth by the Executive Committee: We decided we needed to do all we could do to see that they are all in compliance.

Evaluate rules applying to weekend shows within aged events. We evaluated the rules and made only one change. Elected a sub-committee to look into the possibility of getting a sponsor for our tour of limited age events.

This would be an added benefit for the cutters. Ernie Beutenmiller — presented by Chris Dublin. Discuss Mandatory weekend payout. The Mandatory weekend payout was changed in January but needed tweaking, so we proposed minor changes to the money paid and the percentage payout schedule as follows:. Beginning at 3rd place — it currently pays three places from Moved to change from That follows the structure down to 50 horses, with one less horse getting a check.

Currently it ends at 12 at 51 and over horses. Amend to 50 horses and over. The second portion deals with the percentage payout. We felt this more evenly distributed increments. Current rule states limited-age earnings do not count for eligibility. Changing rule would pertain to lifetime earnings in this class. Passed unanimously to support Youth Committee recommendations. Motion made to form a sub-committee to meet at the Summer Show to discuss details and possibly deciding the event format.

Motion made to change the minimum to 15 from current Should help bottom line for show. Discuss rule at weekend LAEs to require to be provided at least three head of fresh cattle per work.

Weekend LAEs currently required to have at least three head of cattle per work. Recommend weekend shows with pre-entries before the draw can charge the cattle charge on scratched entry. Add a Consolation round at the Futurity, similar to Wild Card. Recommended to mirror recommendations of Professional Trainers Committee. Review payout of Limited Age Events with sliding scale based on number of entries.

The committee reviewed the payout on Ltd. It went from the top hole in the Futurity — down too low, too quick. They will run the numbers again with more scenarios and make a decision in the future. Discuss allowing horse sets at the Super Stakes and Summer Show in the first go-rounds. Took same initiative as they took in the Trainers Committee, allowing horse sets in the first go-rounds of the Summer Spectacular and Super Stakes. Discussion of Awards Presentations on the arena floor.

We thought this was very important for all contestants to show up and get awards. We want to look good and professional and need to be professional and show up. Show up and get it. Owners and sponsors need to see that. Appointed Frank Merrill to form a sub-committee for executing awards ceremony.

This has been taken care of by Lindy Burch. A lot of small cuttings are having a hard time making it work with 3 head of cattle per work. We recommended this should be on the website and posted in the Chatter, so if you have a question, you can call them. This committee will take care of that. Increasing the Futurity purse. If all entries did not want to pay additional amount, let it be an option to be jackpotted among participants.

Winston Hansma recommended last year that the Open semifinals start time be changed from 8 to 10 am. The committee said they would check on that and try to change it to 10 am. Limited Non-Pro and Amateur payments dates. Proposal made to change the payment date in Futurity from Sept. Also move entry payment date in Super Stakes from Feb. Kalyn gave marketing report on web page. Discuss ideas for new member recognition and involvement and getting directors involved and identifying them during events.

They love the grass-roots clinic. We need to promote the clinic. A month from now the committee needs to meet who is in charge and see that it goes smoothly. Have information distributed to affiliates in the area.

Offer to let members sign up for grass-roots clinic on web. Also make sure that the NCHA is present at big horse events. We capitalized on Kentucky last year. We will rely on our committees and solicit directors to be there for the NCHA. Members and potential members can learn more about it. Kalyn will attend the Snaffle Bit Futurity and do all she can. Also, literature should be available at the beginning of the show.

Directors should also be introduced if they are present. Work with affiliates to see what worked for them on increasing show participation. Consider blogging Affiliate Of The Year application. Publish what works for different affiliates, sub-committees. Use our own resources and see what works the best. Appoint committees to work with affiliate secretaries.

In the past, the committee talked about International activities but we should include all members. We recommended working with trainers and the City of Weatherford to see what we can put together.

We need to know how many people are interested in doing this, so we can get a hard count. Discuss ideas for better promotion and utilization of the trade show during NCHA events. The medical policy was a big thing for — suggest seminars take place during the Futurity.

We get so much money from the sponsors that we need to make sure materials get back to the sponsors. Increase benefits to the sponsors and give members discounts for sponsor material or products. Discuss changes and additional requirements for Youth Hall of Fame.

Unanimously voted to leave requirements the same. Youth activities on school days. Voted to take no action. Discuss Youth World Finals and point year. Recommended Youth World Finals be held in conjunction with the Summer Spectacular and to change the date of the point year from June 1 to May 2 without changing the standings. We have rules that need to be changed due to ambiguity on who votes for this — the area directors or the regional directors.

There is a need for a rule change; however, we need to do more reviewing on this before a proposal is voted on. Need to add wording after polling area directors and Executive Committee members. President will make a suggestion for appointment to fulfill the expired term.

Committee was asked to review problems at the Western Nationals at Ogden. Decided that further research needed to be done.

We are looking for places in the West for June , and need proposals. Current members of the Executive Committee are: While the outbreak has brought her many new customers for horse insurance, McGee said that when the outbreak first hit, she called Great American and asked how she should handle it.

The policy would then be issued with the statement that a day exclusion may apply. She said that horses that had been in Ogden would automatically receive a day exclusion. Also, if they had been exposed to horses that were systematic — or were housed on the same premises as horses with symptoms to EHV-1, exclusions could apply. However, regarding the case-to-case basis, June used common sense, especially in regard to existing clients, when she knows their ethical behavior and history.

McGee says her strategy is that if there is a claim, when the policyholder calls, she will ask if the horse has been exposed to an EHV-1 horse, or if there is one on the premises. When they call a veterinarian, the vet should be able to tell if they had knowledge of this fact, and if so, there would be an exclusion for EHV-1 on the policy. But I've done some research for you. There are several reasons why you should attend the Convention.

One of the most important is the suggested changes to the Constitution and By-Laws on counting the ballots for all elections.

This was detailed in an article that I posted earlier today. So take a close look at that article and if the directors pass it, you will have a chance to vote for it. When checking out the Schedule of Meetings, you will notice that several meetings are held at the same time. The agenda for each of the meetings is also published, and you can click on the name of the committee to see the agenda or click on the links I have provided.

The Committee Chairman is responsible for this agenda. I am told by Ernie Beutenmiller, Jr. Agenda suggestions can come from any member, including directors, committee members or officers. Evidently changes and additions can be made up to the week prior to the convention, as I notice some changes were made just days ago. However, according to Beutenmiller, the Executive Committee sees the agenda prior to it being published. But remember this date for next year!

Following are some important dates and times of meetings. In most cases you will have to make choices as up to four meetings are held at the same time.

Thursday, June 16 and 7 a. Friday and Saturday, June — Registration. Friday, June 17 — 9 a. Judges Rules committee Chair: Watch for the late addition to the Amateur Committee agenda only days before the Convention.

This was a new rule in Are they already trying to raise the age limit? Friday, June 17 — 1 p. The Family-owned horse rule will again be brought up. Also, there will be a message as Item No. It is the product that Al Dunning used while treating his 11 horses that had been exposed to EHV-1 at Ogden, with eight coming down with symptoms. See my previous article on www. For more information, go to https: Professional Trainers committee meeting Chair: It goes into the General Fund.

Members should be educated on how they can get something on a Convention agenda. Also, should members be able to vote for committee members, other than having them be appointed before the convention? Stallion Owners c ommittee Chair: Should these rules be rewritten because as they are, they are accommodating only a handful of people?

Saturday, June 18 8: Also, this is obviously pertaining to World Series competitions that are included in the chase for World Champion titles. How can there be multiple ways for payouts for one contest World Championships , which includes regular weekend shows and World Series shows? I received a question from several of my readers: Some members would like to attend a smaller meeting with the Finance Committee members so they can ask questions — and who knows, give some advice.

The TAHC is advising Texas equine owners that they should feel free to participate in horse shows, rodeos and other equine-related events as confirmed and suspect cases of the neurological form of EHV-1 appear to have been contained. Though none showed symptoms of the disease, the few horses in Texas that tested positive will remain quarantined on their premises and monitored closely until the virus shedding period has passed.

Of the 88 confirmed cases, 58 are horses that were at the Ogden, Utah, event. There are 12 horses associated with this incident that are dead or have been euthanized. The report also shows the status of Secondary horses that came in direct contact with horses that attended the Ogden event and Tertiary-exposed horses with three degrees or more separation from direct contact with horses that attended the Ogden event as of June 7, The states with the most Secondary and Tertiary-exposed horses include exposed horses in California, in Texas, in Utah, in Oregon, in Idaho, 78 in Colorado, 60 in Arizona and 53 in Iowa.

Two are confirmed dead. Hohenhaus is very qualified to discuss this and what it might mean to the industry. Please see the attached schedule for a listing of all programs and speakers now confirmed. It said they recently have been faced with significant increases in the cost of previous metals used in the manufacturing of awards.

The recommendation came from the Non-Pro Committee. NRXH President Kathy Gould said that the show was being moved because the weather has been a problem in the past for the show which is held early in the year. Last year, Pidgeon, who is in his 70s, leased the Weatherford Ranch to his long-time trainer Paul Hansma, currently operates his own training operation out of that facility.

The sale will be produced by Western Bloodstock Sale Co. Sale horses will not only include yearlings, 2-year-olds and broodmares, but also horses from their current show string. The sale will be held at the George H. Henderson Expo Center in Lufkin, Texas. The demonstration will start at 10 a.

Following the competition will be the sale of Geldings. On Saturday there will be a free breakfast at 7: Graham, a four-time Futurity Champion, has four finalists, including the No. Wheatley, who came to the United States following his Derby win, working for Jack and Susan Waggoner, has five horses in the finals, including the second-place horse, with a The Open Finals will be the final class on Sunday, June 12 — the final day of the event.

However, many other show producers and facilities are continuing to cancel shows due to the deadly, highly contagious disease. The NCHA Executive Committee announced on the NCHA website that in conjunction with veterinary experts across the country, they will be ready to request or impose additional cancellations of events if new occurrences of the EHV-1 virus come about.

It states that "most horses with a fever will not have EHV-1; however, in the interest of conducting a safe event under the current circumstances, the 'No Fever' policy should be enforced as a necessary bio-security measure. That event was scheduled for June in Reno, Nev. Meanwhile, the Reno Rodeo will be held as scheduled. The Breeders' Invitational took a financial hit but did the right thing by cancelling the show due to the EHV-1 scare, as several horses had arrived from Ogden and Bakersfield, where horses had died from the disease.

However, the entire show was cancelled when the entries were down drastically. Those options will be considered during the Board meeting on June Many horse owners are becoming more fearful of taking their horses to major events where there will be a lot of horses, since articles have been published that show there should be more caution for a longer period of time. The nasal-swab test turned up no signs of EHV But when veterinarians tested the horse's lung tissue postmortem, the active, neurotropic form - the kind that attacks the brain and spinal cord - of the virus turned up in the samples.

The horse had shown no symptoms of the disease before it was put down. The Veterinary Teaching Hospitals are also being impacted. Dell Rae Moellenberg from the Department of Public Relations at CSU said that the equine section at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital is today open to all equine patients but will continue to use extra biosecuirity precautions.

The change to resume appointments for elective procedures revises previous limitations to accept only emergency cases that were enacted as a precaution in response to the recent widespread outbreak equine herpesvirus Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, including two that served as sources of infection for horses on their home premises after discharge. A voluntary quarantine was imposed and admissions were restricted to prevent additional horses from being exposed.

Previously, I failed to report that the infections at CSU had happened in - not this year. The nine head they took to Bakersfield had been quarantined and have been doing fine - bright, eating, with no temperatures.

On the 13th day, a gelding who was over feet away from the barn that was quarantined became symptomatic with neurological problems. That gelding had not been off the ranch for a year and had had no contact with the horses that had been in Bakersfield.

He lived in a pasture. The horse died within two days, along with another horse in that barn a couple of days later. No final results have yet been obtained on either horse. It has been discovered that some horses are "carriers," and even though they don't become infected with EHV-1 and show no signs of the disease, they can shed it, or infect other horses who die from it. Also Gaughan said that one of the vets told her that nasal swabs need to be taken every three hours as affected horses do not shed 24 hours a day.

That could be the reason some horses test negative to a nasal swab and positive to a blood test or necropsy.. Also, a top veterinarian in Texas became so curious about so many reports being returned from labs as "negative," that he took double swabs from three suspect horses and sent them to two different labs.

One lab returned with two "positive" and one "negative" results. The other said all three horses were "negative. Although the USDA is trying to keep up with the disease nationwide, I have heard about several cases in Texas where veterinarians have told clients they should keep quiet about the fact that their horse has symptoms.

I have heard of several horses being put down, without individuals turning them into the USDA to be counted. Dunning took 11 horses to Ogden and after he arrived at home, he started hearing about horses that had been at Ogden and Bakersfield having trouble. Mike Wood had one that subsequently died. He immediately became alarmed and started to wonder if this was the same stuff. He called his vet and immediately closed the ranch and put the horses into a quarantine situation.

However, after hearing about Mike's horse dying and another horse getting sick, the information highway started: Kenny Platt's horse died, Peyton Paul's horse died after her father's death in Ogden , Robin Hayes' horses was real sick and I guess finally died and Kim Vaughan was having lots of trouble with her horse.

It just seemed to happen like wildfire. I heard Greg Smith had a horse that died and I had a friend, B. I called him up and he was so emotional on the phone saying his horse had died. He loved that horse. This made me say, 'Whoa. Dunning had a pow-wow with his vet and they starting taking temperatures three times a day and checking the horses for mobility.

We had a couple of other horses that went to Ogden that came down with a positive test, but they looked like they were ready to ride and didn't have any temperature.

When asked if he thought they might just have been carriers," Dunning said, "How do you know. This is such a weird virus. I had a horse that went to Ogden who was shedding the virus through his nose. That horse was out in the pasture after the show, resting with the other horses. We tested several horses several times, but that horse never showed anything and none of the other horses caught it.

Then I had another horse that was in the same barn as the three with neurological problems. He spiked a temperature of - he was negative to the nasal swab but positive to the blood test. A third horse also had the same thing - negative to the nasal test and positive to the blood test and had a spiked temperature.

We treated them all like they were sick - and I think because of that treatment, no other horses got sick. It also includes the Germex and Clorox used to clean the barn. I don't think my place has ever been this clean. This will change how we treat going to horse shows in the future. We're going to continue the bio-security stuff even at the shows.

I have a new product I am going to take with me to spray the equipment and stalls before I bed my horses in them - and after every show, we will bleach every bucket and tub. Each horse will have its own tack trunk, bucket, tub and halter with his name on it. We'll have a whole set of equipment for each horse and we won't share splint boots unless they have been washed with this product. Todd Bimat had one die just two days ago so that adds more days to when this could be over.

We're trusting that labs are a good way to analyze the tests, but we're not trusting that to be the answer. I'm trusting my gut and the horse and the feeling of the whole thing. We're being very careful. Dunning is worried about some of the stories that have been going around, like some people saying he had eight horses that died.

I took horses out of training and spent my own money to do doctoring and lots of other work. I couldn't afford to pay my help to do all this work so I had to take some of the expense out of my own pocket. Because of the security measures, Dunning had to buy a lot more equipment, like brushes etc. I don't think we've seen the end of this yet but I don't think we're that many weeks away if everyone will just stay home for awhile. We don't know how other trainers are taking care of their horses.

Did everyone voluntarily quarantine them and do what was suggested by their vets? Did they doctor their horses to the maximum - not the minimum?

Were they able to spend the money? Since this is a human drug, the cost is approximately 10 times what the cost would be for each human treatment.

The vets haven't charged their fees yet for coming out and looking at the horses and injecting fluids and the DMSO," said Dunning. The novelists for the most part chose the cowboy over the rancher. The majority of ranchers discouraged the carrying of revolvers by their cowboys. With the exception of carrying firearms to protect oneself from wild animals, firearms were not a piece of equipment seen as frequently as Hollywood or the dime novelists would portray.

One rancher summed it up pretty well when he pointed out that an unarmed man would not be challenged to a gunfight. The Code of the West as it was known forbid firing on an unarmed man.

Many ranchers felt that the act of carrying six-shooters could lead to unwanted trouble. As a result, there were more cowboys walking around unarmed as there were armed. In the majority of cases, the branding iron and a rope were tools more familiar to the cowboy than a six-shooter.

The American cowboy was a hard working man. The glamor however attached to the work was largely literary embellishment. Reading some excerpts from the diary written by George Duffield is evidence of this.

A cowboy, just like the general public, could be good or bad or in between. Usually he was good, hardworking and had a sense of humor. The cowboy had to adapt to a rugged and sometimes hostile environment.

His job was not something suitable for everyone. The cowboy had a boss. The boss was either the rancher himself, the trail boss, or both. What the literary authors may have had correct was the fact that the cowboy represented individualism. It took individualism to decide to become a cowboy in the first place. Individualism after all is what America was about. The cowboy legend may be one of the only legends that actually gets larger as time goes by. A person essentially lend a hand to make critically posts I might state.

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I got this from anothjer article. Is there any truth to this? Am I correct in assuming that most of the cowboys who worked on the cattle drives were employed by the ranchers year round? Thanks for your comment. Cowboys moved around frequently either by their own wish or perhaps being asked to leave.

The job was full time for many but not for all. Many of the cowboys were actually teenagers. A trail drive typically would require more cowboys. Each rancher also had their own set of rules for cowboys to follow.

My understanding is that the rancher with the most strict rules concerning gambling, drinking, firearms, etc was Charles Goodnight. My compliments on a thought provoking web site. It intrigues me that the earliest cattle trail leading out of Texas is almost totally ignored. The cattle trail east to New Orleans from deep South Texas has a rich and interesting history that deserves to be a chapter in any book that endeavors to tell the story of driving cattle.

Many years before Abilene was considered by Mr. Hollywood types and pulp fiction writers went after the stories of driving cattle north and left earlier stories of cattle drives east to be forgotten. Is there any record of the equipment that an American Cowboy would bring on a cattle drive on the Shawnee Trail in the s? This information is important, can you please answer? I enjoyed reading this article! I have a question — what happens if cowboys lose all cattle and if the cowboys get lost?

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