Bull riding off my bucket list

Staying aboard a 2,000-pound bovine for eight seconds. Yes sir, I can now scratch that one off my bucket list. OK, I wasn’t exactly aboard a raging bull in a rodeo arena, hell-bent on throwing me off his back. Instead it was a docile Texas Longhorn steer complete with a comfortable Western saddle. It was […]

Everyone should pursue joy in life

I went to San Antonio for work-related business recently. While riding the bus from the airport to my hotel, a soothing baritone voice came across the intercom saying, “Approaching Joy.” The announcement meant that Joy Street was the next cross street, but it recharged the joyful attitude that I generally experience. God wants us to […]

California teen biking across country for disabled

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Thomas Garcia Joseph Machado is riding across America from his home in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., to Washington D.C., to raise money for disabled children.

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 […]

Frazee ranked No. 1 in bull riding in nationals

Special to the QCS The Mesalands Rodeo Team finished second in the men’s team standings at the Dine College Rodeo Oct. 11-12, in Tsaile, Ariz. The Men’s team scored 500 team points to finish second at the rodeo and to hold at second in the year- end standings. The rodeo team was led by bull […]

Riding the rails again?

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Friday was just the beginning. Over the next few months the Railrunner Express trains (bearing a Roadrunner on their sides) will begin to take over the job of getting commuters to and from their jobs in Albuquerque. Fifty years ago, the interstate highways seemed a great idea. Today with […]

House horse farm thrives

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By William Thompson P.J. Looner talks to horses. When Looner arrives to work with her horses, all she has to do is whistle and they surround her. She calls each of them by name — Starburst, 100 Grand Bar, Cassidy, Stetson Hawk or Wyatt. She has raised most of the 37 American paint horses that […]

Garcia born to rope and ride

By Angela Peacock At an age when most boys were riding stick horses, Dathan Garcia went for the real thing. Dathan, 15, is a third-generation award-winning rodeo competitor who began competing at age 2, after his father Danny entered him into a team roping competition. Danny used his horse to guide his infant son, who […]