Heroes of old still resonate today

Baxter Black There was a horse sold this summer down in Missouri. Probably the most famous horse in the world … Trigger. RFD-TV paid a lot of money to own the mounted figure of this celebrity equine, Roy Rogers’ Paramount Palomino. They also purchased his dog Bullet. They did it for the sentimental value, but […]

State 4-H horse show results

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QCS Staff Over 30 youths ventured to Tucumcari to participate Friday and Saturday in the 2010 State 4-H Horse Show. Contestants began the day at 7 a.m., grooming their horses for the show, which featured both Western and English riding events. High Point Winners receiving saddles were Novice Abby Wilton of DeBaca County, Junior Rachel […]

Fussy horse smarter than estimated

The owner told Warren that Della had a reputation of being hard to shoe. She was an 18-year-old mare whose foals were sought after for the cutting genes she passed down. He had been offered $50,000 for her but declined. He wanted her shod. Since Warren did the shoeing, he was chosen to confront her. […]

State 4-H Horse Show, County 4-H Rodeo this weekend

Quay 4-Hers take top awards in district horse show

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Special to the QCS Two Quay County 4-Hers took top awards at the Southeast District 4-H Horse Show The Southeast District 4-H Horse Show was held in Capitan on Saturday. Three 4-Hers showed their Horsemanship Skills at this regional event. In the Novice division Brook Valentine was third overall, placing first in Showmanship at Halter, […]

Self-doubt helpful with some memories

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Have you ever noticed that you can be sitting around doing as little as possible and suddenly have memories from the past flash across the mind’s screen? Often those memories have been hidden in the webs for years and for no explainable reason appear as if the events had occurred […]

NMSU horse riding clinic set for June

By Audry Olmsted: New Mexico State University Riders wanting to learn from the best about how to handle their horses — and try their hand at a little friendly competition — are invited to attend the Ranch Horse Clinic and Ranch Cutting Competition scheduled June 5-6 in Tucumcari. The two-day event is being organized by […]

Raton Racino Contractor Files Lien

By Charles D. Brunt: Albuquerque Journal The lead contractor for La Mesa Racetrack and Casino has filed an $845,000 lien against Canadian developer Michael Moldenhauer and Horse Racing at Raton LLC, the corporation behind the troubled $50 million racino. A claim of lien filed by James H. Franken, president of Las Vegas, N.M.-based Franken Construction […]

Dispute continues over cattle guards

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Two weeks before a court date with Quay County officials over the removal of cattle guards, Lee Stone had to put down a horse he says was injured by on of the devices. Stone, 64, said he and his son, Dusty, have been fighting to remove cattle guards from […]

Dumb horse at least made profit

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist Dave came by. I had seen him a week earlier at the horse sale. “Did you sell that horse you were on? What was his name?” “Dumbo,” he said. “Dumbest horse I’ve ever rode. “I got him from a forest ranger. She gave him to me as a gift. Apparently, […]