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Troy Brandenburg: Part Two

We first introducted Troy Brandenburg to OTRR last week. In case you missed it, click here. If you own a horse this is one person that you want to pay attention to. He has helped many rodeo atheletes perform to their best. He helped Brandie Halls famous horse Slim at the 2006 NFR (remember that year? She set the arena record! ) along with many others including Kelly Maben’s horse. That year Troy’s clients won 8 rounds of the NFR. To say his resume speaks for itself is an understatement. Okay, so now that you all know how GREAT he is………on to the interview…………

I understand that you are not only a positive influence on the horse but on the rider as well, tell us how you help the rider state of mind positive at a competition?

Positive thinking is a MUST for competing. If you think your horse is going to do something wrong, most times he will. You must believe that you can ride and your horse will perform to best of his ability. It’s not about winning all the time, It’s doing the best that YOU can. There is always some positive in everything you do. You can take that concept and build on it.

 What is the most challenging part of your job?

Dealing with the people. I have found people tend to want the quick fix . They don’t want to or have the time to do the little things to help the horse. Moreover, I find the constant traveling can wear on me. At one time, it was nothing for me to do 3 states a week. I am slowing down a little. But I am lucky. I love my job. And at the end of the day, I would not change a thing. It is all worth it.

Tell us a little bit about Muscle Manipulation?

Muscle manipulation is a phrase I coined to describe how I work on a horse. I would like to think that my work has evolved since I first started but I know I still have long way to go. I believe that a lot of problems start with the stomach. Horses tend to internalize everything. How many times have you known your horse is sore and yet he still performs? This causes stress. I use a form of reike to release the stomach then I use the acupressure points to release the muscles. Then I use pulsating magnetic therapy to get a further release of the muscles and to stimulate more blood flow. After this, I use a range of stretches that I also teach to the client so that he/she can continue the process of keeping the horse performing better.

What is one reoccurring problem that you continue to see in your business? Are the horses not in good enough shape? Not flexible enough? Etc.

I work on a lot of different horses. Again I think we tend to be in too much of a hurry. Simple stretches make HUGE difference to the horse. I don’t think we understand how important the warm up and COOL down are. Professional Athletes stretch both before and after a competition. A Horse is a professional athlete and this step should not be skipped. The other thing I see is there tends to be a lot of issues with proper shoeing. Here again, we are all in too much of a hurry. Your farrier should not be in a rush when he is shoeing your horse. If your horse is not shod right, sooner or later you will have muscle problems.

When working on horses that compete in different events, what different problems do you see? For Example what problems do you see in a barrel horse and how do they differ in a team roping horse?

A Barrel horse tends to have a shoulder problem that correlates to which barrel they run as first i.e. right shoulder if they run to the right and left shoulder if they run to the left. They run so hard and fast to first & then they have to turn. I don’t think they hit that degree of exertion again until they head towards home.

 Heading horses will get sore behind their left shoulder and over their right hip. They lead away with their left shoulder. The Shoulder will take the weight of the steer while the rope will be sitting across the right hip bearing some of weight and movement of the cow.

 Healing horses will be sore over their loins and withers. They have to stop very hard and hold the steer. As this happens there will be a lot of force where the rope is dallied to the front of saddle causing pressure on withers.

 Bulldoggers will be right side. This easy to think about, when the guys are getting down for the steer they will have a lot of weight on the side of the saddle.

Stay tuned…….more to come with Troy! In the meantime, click his logo to visit his website.

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Troy Brandenburg Talks to OTRR: A Must Read!!!!!!!!

For those of you that are familiar with who Troy Brandenburg is…you will be so excited to read the following series that we are doing with him. For those of you that don’t know who Troy is…pay attention!  Mr. Brandenburg is one of the best things to happen to the rodeo industry in a long time. He comes to the United States from Australia and I am sure if you asked a lot of the pro cowgirls and cowboys they would tell you that they are so glad he did. In 2006, Troy kept Brandie Halls famous horse Slim rockin and rollin in the NFR…I am sure some of you remember, she set an arena record that year!  According to the December 2007 Barrel Horse News, Slim never ran on Bute…his secret weapon was Mr. Brandenburg and he is here to tell us all a little bit about what he does to keep our equine partners performing to the absolute BEST of their ablity……. On The Rodeo Road welcomes…………..Mr. Troy Brandenburg!!

Troy Brandenburg

Thank you so much for sitting down with OTRR and taking the time to answer some questions, first tell us a little bit about you. Where are you from?

 I grew up in Queensland Australia. My family worked on the land. My dad was also a horseman. He was both a trainer & a jockey as well as all-round hand at rodeos. I started riding race horses when I was 14. I was a champion jockey by the time I was 16. I rode over a 1000 winners during my career. The Constraints of the life style were taking their toll so I went rodeoing, which lead me to where I am today.


Please tell us how you got in to equine body work? How did you get started?

 Even though I was able to win a rookie team roping title, I found that I needed to get a job. I was rodeoing when I saw a man do some muscle work on a horse. I thought that was very interesting and liked the difference I saw in the horse after the session. There is a lot of chiropractic work in Australia but this was first time I had seen some one work on muscles. I thought it might be a good way to help my horse and pay some entry fees at the rodeos. So, I took some classes . I found this to be everything I wanted to do. I was watching anyone who worked on a horse and read a lot of books. I don’t know how many horses I did for free just to work out what I could do to help the horse. I was very lucky to be able to travel to the USA and Europe both watching & learning how people work on horses. This became my life – Do what I can to help the horse to do its best for us. I found that sometimes we miss the simple things with horses. When that happens BIGGER problems evolve. You have to find out the cause of the problem. If you DONT, the problem will come back. Some times that is not easy; but with a little COMMON SENSE, it’s amazing what we can find.

Please tell our fans about your work and about Brandenburg Equine Therapy

Brandenburg equine therapy is everything I believe in. I know that this sounds redundant but it is what I believe. I found that sometimes we miss the simple things with horses. When that happens BIGGER problems evolve. You have to find out the cause of the problem. If you DONT, the problem will come back. Some times that not easy but with a little COMMON SENSE it’s amazing what we can find. It’s about doing what I can to help the horse, to educate the owner about some of the little things that they can do to keep their horse competing, & most importantly keeping the horse healthy for a longer time. Any horse that we compete on will get sore. If they don’t, they are not trying. But horses will keep trying until the day they blow up . But if we would just use a little common horse sense, more than likely we could see the problems as they start to happen.

BRANDENBURG EQUINE Therapy is made up in two parts. The first part is the work I do on the horses .

 The second part is a range of products that I believe in. I have sales & rentals of therapeutic equipment, soft ride boots, and a herb store that will be on my web site in the next week. It is about helping you help your horse. From years of trial and error, I have found that the most expensive does not equate to the best. This assortment of products that I have come up with, I have seen work. We are always available. Our phone is always on. If you have any questions, just call. We are open minded and even if it is not something we are currently carrying, we are willing to hear your thoughts & questions. We want to continue to learn and there is not a better way for us to do so, than to have you continually push us. After all, it is about what is best for your horse.


I read in the December 2007 issue of Barrel Horse News that you said a horse will give you a sign when something is “off” or not right. What signs can an owner/rider look for?

 Keep it SIMPLE. Listen to you horse. Pay attention to the way he looks, eats, & moves. Look at the most obvious things. It is not always the big disasters we make them out to be. If you are saddling the horse and they lay their ears back..moving around, this is a sign. More times than not, I find its simply a dirty saddle pad that causes the back to get sore. I am not a big fan of some of the new saddle pads. Likewise, I feel the same about the cinch. I am not a fan of neoprene. I believe that the ole simple wool felt pad with a Navajo blanket is the way to go. Watch the way your horse walks. Your horses muscles & stride should be uniform on both sides. If your horse has a sudden change in his behavior then something must be going on.

Stay tuned………………much more to come with Troy. In the meantime click on his logo and visit his website!

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Fort Worth Stock Show PRCA Rodeo Results and Leaders: Feb 4, 2010

FORT WORTH. — The following are results from the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo presented by the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, Thursday, Feb., 4, 2010. Results are updated daily and available at

23rd Performance –

Bareback Riding: 1, Scott Montague, Rapid City, S.D., 85 points on Western Rodeo’s South Dakota. 2, (tie) Chase Erickson, Helena, Mont., and Travis Sharp, Interior, S.D., 77 each. 4, Ethan McNeill, Grantsville, Utah, 76.

Steer Wrestling: 1, Casey McMillen, Redmond, Ore., 4.0 seconds. 2, Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif., 4.2. 3, Ben Shofner, Coleman, Okla., 5.5. 4, (tie) Stan Branco, Chowchilla, Calif., and Dane Hanna, Starkville, Miss., 8.0.

Team Roping: 1, Kaleb Driggers and Adam Plyler, both from Pageland, S.C., 5.4 seconds. 2, Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla., and Caleb Twisselman, Santa Margarita, Calif., 6.9. 3, Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn., and Brad Culpepper, Ashburn, Ga., 7.5. 4, Kelsey Parchman, Cumberland City, Tenn., and Richard Durham, Morgan Mill, Texas, 10.1.

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Jace Garrett, Alliance, Neb., 85 points on Western Rodeo’s Boogie Man. 2,

Olan Borg, Camp Verde, Ariz., 83. 3, Ad Bugenig, Fernandale, Calif., 75. 4,(tie) James Willert, Kadoka, S.D., and Kaden Deal, Dupree, S.D., 73 each.

Tie-Down Roping: 1, Houston Hutto, Del Rio, Texas, 8.5 seconds. 2, Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas, 10.7. 3, Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas, 21.2. 4, Glen Freels, Cedartown, Ga., 26.6.

Women’s Barrel Race: 1, Sabrina Ketcham, Yeso, N.M., 17.10 seconds. 2, Brooke Catalani, San Antonio, Texas, 17.33. 3, (tie) Jessi Eagleberger, Stringtown, Okla., and Megan Williams, Daingerfield, Texas, 17.35.

Bull Riding: (two qualified rides) 1, L.J. Jenkins, Texico, N.M., 79 points on Western Rodeo’s Nose Job. 2, Corey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D., 77. 3, Landis Hooks, DeRidder, La., 74. 4, Max Fortmuller, Dewinton, Alberta, 65.

24th Performance –

Bareback Riding: 1, Chase Erickson, Helena, Mont., 81 points on JK Rodeo Company’s Molly. 2, Bud Munns, Snowville, Utah, 78. 3, Scott Montague, Rapid City, S.D., 77. 4, Jake Smith, Whitewood, S.D., 76.

Steer Wrestling: 1, Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D., 3.7 seconds. 2. Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore., 3.8. 3, Casey Martin, Sulphur, La., 4.3. 4, Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas, 5.0.

Team Roping: (three qualified times) 1, Cory Kidd, Charlotte, N.C., and Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan., 5.1 seconds. 2, Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla., and Caleb Twisselman, Santa Margarita, Calif., 5.8. 3, Clay Tryon, Billings, Mont., and Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.,15.5.

Saddle Bronc Riding: (two qualified rides) 1, Ty Thompson, Wanblee, S.D., 73 points on JK Rodeo Company’s Good Eye. 2, Olan Borg, Camp Verde, Ariz., 58.

Tie-Down Roping: 1, Spence Barney, Carthage, Texas, 8.0 seconds. 2, Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, 8.2. 3, Jerome Schneeberger, Ponca City, Okla., 9.6. 4, Seth Hopper, Stanfield, Ore., 11.6.

Women’s Barrel Race: 1, Lindsay Sears, Nanton, Alberta, 17.12 seconds. 2, Annesa Self, Valley View, Texas, 17.25. 3, Molly Powell, Stephenville, Texas, 17.34. 4, Judi Reed, Clint, Texas, 17.49.

Bull Riding: 1, (no qualified rides)

The following are current leaders –

Bareback Riding: (First round) 1, Kaycee Feild, Payson, Utah, 85 points on Andrews Rodeo Company’s horse Vodka. 2,; (tie) Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas, and Kelly Timberman, Mills, Wyo., 83. 4, Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb., 82. 5, (tie) Chase Erickson, Helena, Mont.; Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.; Josi Young, Kimberly, Idaho; Brian Leddy, Roll, Okla.; and Luke Creasy, Brownfield, Alberta; 81. (Second round) 1, Gray, 87 points on Rafter G’s 516. 2, Scott Montague, Rapid City, S.D., 85. 3, Teddy Athan, Livermore, Calif., 84. 4, (tie) Cody DeMers, Kimberly, Idaho; Jason Havens, Prineville, Ore.; and Jeremy Mouton, Scott, La.; 83. 7, Heath Ford, Greeley, Colo., 82. 8, Chris Harris, Itasca, Texas; Feild; Shawn Minor, Camden, Ohio; Timberman; and Cannon, 81. (Third round) 1, Timberman, 85 points on Vold Rodeo Company’s Spice Mix. 2 (tie), Havens and Feild, 83 each. 4, Luke Creasy, Brownfield, Alberta, 82. 5 (tie), Erickson, Bee Jay Scott, Otely, IA., DeMers, and Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D., 81. (Total on three) 1 (tie), Feild, and Timberman, 249. 3, Gray, 246. 4, (tie) Havens and Creasy, 242. 6, Mouton, 240. 7, Erikson, 239. 8, Cannon, 238. 9,(tie) Montague and DeMers, 234. 11, (tie) Steven Anding, Crossroads, Texas, and Steven Dent, 233.

Steer Wrestling: (Second round) 1, Joe Walker, Springtown, Texas, 3.4 seconds. 2, Olin Hannum, West Haven, Utah, 3.5. 3, Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D., 3.7. 4, (tie) Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore., and Joey Bell Jr., Malakoff, Texas, 3.8. 6, Jason Tapley, Greenbriar, Ark., 3.9. 7, (tie) Casey McMillen, Redmond, Ore.; Chancy Larson, Manhattan, Kan.; and Travis Carnine, Moro, Ore., 4.0. (Total on two) 1, Hannum, 8.1 seconds. 2, (tie) Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif., and Myers, 8.2. 4, (tie) Pace and Erik Johnson, Eltopia, Wash., 8.3. 6, Justin Davis, Bartonville, Texas, 8.5. 7, Hodges, 8.6. 8, (tie) Bell and Alex Robertson, Bend Ore., 8.9. 10, (tie) Ronnie Fields, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Stockton Graves, Newkirk, Okla., 9.0. 12, T.J. Bohlender, Canyon, Texas, 9.1.

Team Roping: (First round) 1, (tie) Mikey Fletcher, Mineola, Texas, and Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas; Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo., and Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas, 4.7 seconds. 3, Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, and Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas, 5.0 seconds. 4, (tie) Riley Minor and Brady Minor, both of Ellensburg, Wash.; Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz., and Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz., 5.2. 6, Cody Graham, Everton, Colo., and Gabe Gwaltney, Carthage, Mo., 5.3. 7, (tie) Kaleb Driggers and Adam Plyler, both from Pageland, S.C.; Larry Cox, Weatherford, Texas, and Troll Tettenhorst, Jacksonville, Texas, 5.4. (Second round) 1,(tie) Brandon Beers, Powell Butte, Ore., and Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas; Matt Robertson, Augusta, Mont., and Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.; David Key, Stephenville, Texas, and Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas; Kevin Stewart, Glen Rose, Texas and Brett McDowell, Stephenville, Texas; 4.5. 5 (tie), Drew Horner, Plano, Texas and Trey Norris, III, Yantis, Texas; and Joel Bach, Millsap, Texas and Paul Eaves, Millsap, Texas; , 5.0. 7, (tie) Cory Kidd, Charlotte, N.C., and Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan., 5.1; Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz., and Allen Bach, Weatherford, Texas, 5.1. (Total on two) 1, Brazile and Smith, 10.3. 2, Begay and de la Cruz, 10.4. 3, Sherwood and Bach, 10.6. 4, Williams and Harris, 10.8. 5, Graham and Gwaltney, 11.0. 6, (tie) Joe Beaver, Huntsville, Texas, and Arky Rogers, Lake City, Fla.; Bach and Eaves, 11.1. 8, Sartain and VonAhn, 11.2. 9, Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla., and Caleb Twisselman, Santa Margarita, Calif., 12.7. 10, Reese Kerr, Comfort, Texas, and Jesse Echtler, Huntsville, Texas, 13.8. 11, Dusty Forre, Newman Grove, Neb., and Troy Hermelbracht, Homer, Neb., 15.5. 12, Minor and Minor, 15.6

Saddle Bronc Riding: (First round) 1, Rusty Allen, Eagle Mountain, Utah, 86 points on Sammy Andrews’ Sun Dog. 2, Jace Garrett, Alliance, Neb., 85. 3, Shaun Stroh, Dickinson, N.D., 84. 4,(tie) Olan Borg, Camp Verde, Ariz., and Louie Brunson, Interior, S.D., 83. 4, (tie) Shane Moran, Great Falls, Mont.; Jake Wright, Hurricane, Utah; Dean Wadsworth, Ozona, Texas; and Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D.; 82. 8, Ryan MacKenzie, Jordan Valley, Ore., 81. (Second round) 1, Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont., 87 points on Western Rodeos’ Shallow Dancer. 2, Stroh, 85. 3, Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa, 83. 4, (tie) Cody Wright, Milford, Utah; Alex Wright, Hagerman, Idaho; Allen; and Aaron Lide, Odessa, Texas, 82. 8, Tate Owens, Platteville, Colo., 81. (Total on two) 1, Stroh, 169. 2, Allen, 168. 3, (tie) Kruse and Cody Wright, 162 each. 5, MacKenzie, 161. 6 (tie), Jake Wright, J.J. Elshere, Quinn, S.D., and Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D., 159.

Tie-Down Roping: (Second round) 1, Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas, 7.6 seconds. 2, (tie) Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla., and Randall Carlisle, Lipan, Texas, 7.9. 4,(tie) Spence Barney, Carthage, Texas, and Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash., 8.0. 6, Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, 8.2. 7, Matt Shiozawa, Chubbock, Idaho, 8.3. 8, J.D. Kibbe, Portales, N.M., 8.4 (Total on two) 1, Barney, 17.6. 2, (tie) Brazile and Hutto, 17.8. 4, Kormos, 18.2. 5,(tie) Lewallen, and Shane Hanchey, 18.6. 7,(tie) Burk, and Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas, 18.7. 9,(tie) Vest, Etbauer and Cooper, 19.1. 12, Cody Owens, Rankin, Texas, 19.2.

Women’s Barrel Race: (First round) 1, Sherrylynn Johnson, Henryetta, Okla., 16.95 seconds, $4,747. 2, (tie) Danyelle Campbell, Beaumont, Calif., and Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore., 16.98, $3,730 each. 4, (tie) Tana Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla., and Kay Blandford, Sutherland Springs, Texas, 16.99, $2,600 each. 6, Jill Moody, Letcher, S.D., 17.01, $1,809. 7, Sabrina Ketcham, Yeso, N.M., 17.10, $1,356. 8, Lindsay Sears, Nanton, Alberta, 17.12, $904. 9, Lacy Wilson, Artesia, N.M., 17.14, $678. 10, Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas, 17.18, $452.

Bull Riding: (First round) 1, Brandin Sartin, Zachary, La., 87 points on Rafter G Rodeo’s Get Smart. 2, (tie) Chad Everett Denton, Berry Creek, Calif., and B.J. Schumacher, Hillsboro, Wis., 83. 4, Thad Newell, Muskogee, Okla., 81. 5, Taylor Cowan, Ft. Pierre, S.D., 80. 6, (tie) L.J. Jenkins, Texico, N.M., and Douglas Duncan, Alvin, Texas, 79. 8, (tie), Lucas Guilbeau, Mt Pleasant, Texas, and Jordon Hooten, Daingerfield, Texas, 78. (Second round) 1, Dave Samsel, Stephenville, Texas, 87 points on Carr Pro Rodeo’s Cross Roads. 2 (tie), Cory Atwell, Moravian Falls, N.C.; Beau Schroeder, Beaumont, Texas; and Cody Whitney, Asher, Okla., 86. 5, Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah, 85. 6, (tie) Luke Haught, Weatherford, Texas, and Souli Shankin, Rocksprings, Texas, 84. 8, (tie), Trent Cormier, Houma, La.; Ross Burney, Coffeyville, Miss.; and Denton, 82. (Total on two) 1, Denton, 165. 2, Samsel, 161. 3, Lucas Guilbeau, Mount Pleasant, Texas, 159. 4, Silcox, 158. 5, Duncan, 155. 6, Trent Cormier, Houma, La., 151. 7, Ted Bert, Modesto, Calif., 144. (On one) 8, Sartin, 87. 9, (tie) Atwell, Schroeder, and Whitney, 86.
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PRCA to introduce clothing line……



Ohh and I love this one…………….


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A3 Merchandise, which was recently awarded world wide exclusive merchandise rights by the PRCA, will be coming to the 2010 Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo. The new line of merchandise, branded ProRodeo Gear, the official outfitter of the PRCA, will be offered through a mobile marketing experience traveling to multiple rodeos this year.

It is the PRCA’s largest foray into merchandise development and distribution and is expected to garner great feedback from fans and rodeo committees nationwide.

“The PRCA needs a marketing and branding presence out there at our rodeos. This is something we have been working on for quite some time,” said Karl Stressman, commissioner and president of PRCA Properties. “We are thrilled to have partnered with A3 Merchandise and look forward to the opportunities this relationship will uncover.”

ProRodeo Gear is the first full line of clothing, headwear, accessories and memorabilia for the PRCA and will be sold at rodeo events in a decked-out mobile marketing experience and from its e-commerce site,….(click for more)

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Questions Answered……….


So……. What is with the changes on OTRR???
I know some of you are wondering about the changes on OTRR and some of you have emailed some questions and I am going to answer them for you right now :)
So, will you continue to put up Rodeo news?      ABSOLUTELY! Rodeo news is here to stay!!
Are you keeping your facebook page?      Totally! We have 500 peeps on Facebook….we aren’t leaving facebook!
Will OTRR follow rodeo athletes in 2010? Yep, Interested in us following you?? EMAIL US!
So….. Blue Moon and Guinness, who are you???
I am about to tell ya! I go by the name of Blue Moon (can you guess what my favorite beer is?) and I grew up on a cattle farm. My father was a cattleman, calf roper and team roper. I grew up….On The Rodeo Road, sleeping in the sleeper of an old dually truck  with my twin sister traveling along with our Dad. When he wasn’t rodeoing and we weren’t riding along with him, we were raising feeder calves, riding roping horses and loving every minute of it!!  My twin sister, Guinness (guess what her favorite beer is) and I have done our fair share of ear tagging, dehorning and branding cattle. I am proud to say that everything I  learned about horses and cattle came from my father….The Tall Bearded Man. Well…….lots has changed since those days. The Tall Bearded Man passed away 10 years ago and  the family farm is now gone. I now work for a National Equine Publication and Guinness is keeping the tradition alive, she is in the cattle business. We both have barrel horses and are working hard to  head back down that rodeo road….won’t you join us and stay tuned….lots more to come!
Blue Moon

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Justice for dually!!!

For those of you who have not yet heard, there was a man-made (more like coward-made) travesty committed by Ft. Pierre, SD locals. Dually, a horse owned by a South Dakota WPRA, SDRA, and NRCA barrel racer was stolen from the pen he was being kept in for the night at Ft. Pierre. As if the theft was not enough, what the cowards that took Dually did to him was too cruel for words. I will give no details, but these young men abused and tortured this horse to the point of almost no return. His injuries are extensive, and the methods used to create these injuries are nothing short of despicably sick and twisted.

From around the 26th of June through the 4th of July, most of the cowboys and cowgirls in the Badlands circuit have traveled to 8-12 rodeos, some have even gone to more. When we travel, we always look for the safest place to stay, but we look for the safest place for our horses first, not for ourselves. We spend thousands of dollars each year on joint supplements, and vitamins for our “kids” as many of us call them. We pay for massages, acupuncture, and chiropractic work for our 4-legged kids as well. Our animals are always our first priority. To think that some heartless individual would take one of our horses, and literally attempt to rip him to shreds sickens everyone in the rodeo community, and it should sicken those not in the rodeo community as well.

To abuse someone else’s property, and literally have no respect for life in any regard is disgusting, and the crimes committed on Dually WILL NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY. We are a tight knit group, and we will stand together to help those who were injured by these horrible human beings. There will be a reward offered for any information as to who was involved in this crime in any way. . . Please come forward and show that you do not accept what was done to Dually! Any donations for vet bills can be made one of two ways. . . They can be sent to 1st national bank of SD, Attention Wendy Halweg, Dually Benefit, 210 N. Lawler, Mitchell, SD, 57301. . .or donations can be made through paypal to the address

Thank you,
Heidi Uecker, Hettinger, ND Gale Beebe and Mike Slater, Custer, SD
Jolynn Grieves, Winner, SD Lisa and Grady Lockhart, Oelrichs, SD
Dee and Tyler Haugen, Sturgis, SD Tess Hansen, Dickinson, ND
Joe Schmidt, Hettinger, ND Sheri Amiotte, Ft. Pierre, SD
Hope Sickler, Gladstone, ND Lindsey and Cindy Louiseau, Egan, SD
Jessica Routier, Buffalo, SD Michelle Ruland, Wall, SD
Sharon Means, Eagle Butte, SD Amber West, Philip, SD
Jamie Backsen-Hande, Dickinson, ND Kara Joerger, Aberdeen, SD
Susan Heathershaw Buffalo Gap, SD Amanda and Bruce Johnson, Bismarck, ND
Kelsey Hermanson, Bismarck, ND Cassie Johnson, Bismarck, ND
Holly and Tee Burress, SD Brandi Pihl, Buffalo, SD
Jody Ridl, Dickinson, ND Daisey Palunik, Dickinson, ND
LeAnn Johs, Bismarck, ND Kelsey Wenger, Dicksinon, ND
Kassi Hohenstein, Spearfish, SD Megan Huxtable, Box Elder, SD
Brenda Hughes, New Salem, ND Amanda Yopp, Blunt, Sd
Rachel Anderson, NE Krista Minow, Rapid City, SD
Shan Stroup, SD Carmen Gilbert, Ludlow, SD
Coty Nelson, Belle Fourche, SD Brittany Fleck, Mandan, ND
Heidi Bang, Killdeer, ND Jakki Kay Young, SD
Kelli Jensen, Dickinson, ND Lace Hosea, ND
Rocky and Pam Hapney, Floresville, TX Sandra Hart, Centerville, SD
Dawn Cable, Pukwana, SD Betsey Roney, Oakes, ND
Tina Belliston Powell, WY Jacie and John Pfaff, Jamestown, ND
Cheryl McDonald Magnolia, Texas Brian McNamee, Burns, WY
Kate Spaur & Bill Elwood, Platteville, CO Genne Alleman, Hettinger, ND
Ryan Burk, Hettinger, ND Sarah Gropper, Long Valley, SD
Charolette Berstein, SD Kristy & Jason Lawrence, Washburn, ND
Krystal Jones, TX Tesha Fredrichs, New Town, ND
Tara Fredrichs, Halliday, ND Penny Fredrichs, Halliday, ND
Jason and Stacie Devore, Fort Lupton, CO Michelle Alley, Whitewood, SD
Ron Devore, Fort Lupton, CO Stephanie O’Connell, Philip, SD
Philip & Nacona Mullins, Fort Lupton, CO Jordan Krable, San Diego, CA
Adam and Mandy Brock, Johnstown, CO Kristen Roby, Louisville, KY
Sherry Mayo, Fort Lupton, CO Jamie and Hadley Murphy, Rochester, MN
Jim and Khileen Flynn, Platteville, CO Abby Zellar, Loma, CO
Blake and Tammy Nelson, Firestone, CO Jamie Ewing, Pampa, TX
Shawn Knoder, Firestone, Colorado Danna Reed
Miranda Peck Laura Chavez, Keyston Heighs, FL
Kim Johnson, Cavalier, ND Brandy Bunt, Divide, CO
Shelley Mroz, IL Calvin Lewis, Sapulpa, OK
Megan J Fischer, Centerville, SD Maria Huenink, Ireton, IA
Deedee Berquist, Watford City, ND Marty Madrid, NM
Ruby Lingo Judi Rehm, Sultan, WA
Helen Sprabery, Poteau, OK Stan and Raelene Neal, Tulsa, OK
Sammie Rinehart, Chadron, NE Cari Zenawich, Laurel Hill, NC
Krissy Jenschke Vicky, Gilbert, Melbourne, KY
Deb Christy, Norton, KS Jacki Erickson, Hastings, MN
Linda Tansek, Waynesburg, OH Kyle and Emily Erickson, Hastings, MN
Nina Schalkhaeuser, Bandera, TX Nannette, Schumacher, CA
Lori Modlin, Colorado Springs, CO Lacy Maynard, Cedar Creek, TX
Colby Jeffries, Lamont, Ok Lucy Lambson, Farmington, NM
Samantha Shugart, Hereford, TX Lisa K. Melancon Covington, LA
Lee and Della Amdahl- Woonsocket, SD Karla Burke,Pukwana, SD
Stacy Miller, Valley Mills, TX Margarette Peavy, Trout, LA
Jerri MacLeod Niles,OH Debra Weber, SC
Katie Wright
Stacie Ballard, Heiskell, TN
Jenny Hough, Alto, Michigan
Andrea Fleming, DeFuniak Springs, Florida
Kat Thompson, Okla
Kay Nerwich, Texas
Sandy Bennett, Wyalusing , PA
Dyami Drury Millsap, Tx
Jenn Robert Waco texas
Abby Jo Viessman Mankato, MN
Tonya Thomas Cookeville, TN
The Parker Family Watrous, New Mexico
Brandy Reynolds Hockley, Texas
Best Regards, Danna Reed

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