Congress at fault for horses’ poor welfare

The road to increased horse abandonment and abuse is paved with good intentions. The U.S. Government Accountability Office has recently finished its report on the current status of horse welfare in the U.S. titled “Action Needed to Address Unintended Consequences from Cessation of Domestic Slaughter.” The GAO is the equivalent of the person who inspects […]

Hay meant for horses, not serpents

Baxter Black In the southwest the price of hay can be daunting to horse owners. I keep our ranch horses up in the corral. When hay gets above $10.00 a bale, I actually weigh each feeding! Clyde has a little band of broodmares on his southern California operation. His place is sandwiched by irrigated alfalfa […]

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. […]

The horse, of course, must be compatible

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Most children love horses, whether or not they’ve ever been on one. They love stories about horses, too. “My Friend Flicka,” “Black Beauty” and “The Black Stallion” come quickly to mind along with the classic Zane Grey novel, “Wildfire.” Most of us know and love Will James’ many books about horses, also. Lest we think […]

Sometimes, cowboys don’t smile back

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One fall my husband decided to buy extra alfalfa, the idea being we could sell it during the winter and make some extra money. He stacked it behind the house so it would be easy to back trailers down the lane when people bought only a few bales. It worked. By January, people passing by […]

Former Quay trainer leads horses to safety from wildfires

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By QCS Staff QCS staff Clarissa Czuprynski, 23, a 2001 graduate of House School, moved to California three years ago to train horses, said her mother, Margaret Czuprynski, who lives in Tucumcari and works at Dan Trigg Hospital. Clarissa Czuprynski is a former Quay County 4-H Rodeo Queen and worked for several years training horses […]

Riding, racing the Santa Fe Trail

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Team Liberty had it much easier than their forefathers when they crossed the Santa Fe Trail. Participants in the Great Santa Fe Trail Race, Dawson Higgins and Shawn Davis, had six horses, a motor coach, a truck with a sleeper and hot meals. The 13-day race covered 800 miles, […]

Cattle guards not fit for team

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Horses and cattle guards don’t mix. So, when new cattle guards were installed on QR 70, between Highway 54 and San Jon, rancher Lee Stone wasn’t as thankful as some might expect. Stone is probably one of a few ranchers who still uses a team of horses to check […]

Youth to go to Harvard, GTEDC to create new jobs, Nara Visa Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Summer at Harvard… A former Logan student, Levi Collins, has been selected to attend the People to People Leadership Summit at Harvard University/MIT in Boston. All students who are accepted into the 2008 summer program have to meet rigorous academic and leadership requirements. A seventh-grader, Levi is the son of Chad and Barbara Collins of […]

Eugene Hugh Cooper

Services: 1 p.m., today at the First Baptist Church in Santa Rosa. Eugene Hugh Cooper, 79, died Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari following an illness. Mr. Cooper was born July 30, 1927 in Edna, Okla. to Ernest Elbert and Lula Pauline Blevins Cooper. Mr. Cooper came to New Mexico at a […]