Chestnut’s value gone unnoticed

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist There is a new book out on Horse lameness. The author is my good friend and a fine equine veterinarian, meaning: 1) He can tell a $50 horse from a $5,000 horse over the phone; 2) He has never picked up a shoeing hammer; 3) He drives a silver Porche […]

Quay County sued over cattle guards

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Cattle guards prevent livestock from roaming county roads. They also prevent Quay County resident Lee Stone, 64, from driving his horse-and-wagon team from one piece of property to another. And so Stone is taking the county to court. He’s asking Quay County remove the guards from county roads where […]

Real cowboy doesn’t mess around

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist When I say Alvin was a cowboy, I mean in the most basic sense. With a horse and a rope, a box of matches and a cinch ring, a pocket knife and a piggin’ string, he could do the job. Dick ran cows on some pretty rough country in southern […]

Livestock board omits horse tax

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Horse owners in eastern New Mexico can look forward to a tax break this year due to an oversight by the New Mexico Livestock Board. Because of an accounting error, there will be no livestock board tax on horses in New Mexico for 2008 — horse owners will only […]

Euthanasia considered for wild horse control

Freedom New Mexico At its June 30 meeting in Reno, Nev. The Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board announced it was considering euthanasia as a way to reduce wild horse populations. At a price tag of $21.9 million for holding facilities and total operating costs of $38.8 million, the BLM said it can’t afford to […]

The horse, of course, must be compatible

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 […]

Cowboying explained in six easy steps

By Baxter Black Steps along the cowboy trail: Step 1: Some cowboys are born and raised on a ranch; they grow up riding and working cows, they compete in high school rodeo, have a horse and an FFA project. They develop the art of hangin’ out and lookin’ cool, which is easier if you’re a […]

Trainer seeks horse, rider in harmony

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By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Michael Richardson has been at ease working with horses from a young age but a life-changing event completely reshaped his approach to interacting with horses and launched a career working with horse lovers. Richardson, a paraplegic horse trainer from Hico, Texas, taught two seminars Tuesday entitled �Enlightened Horsemanship� at […]

Roping brings father, son closer

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer What started out as a teen in trouble has turned into an incredible success story. Portales High School junior Michael Trujillo is making his annual transition from the Ram football team to the much more profitable sport of team roping on the United States Team Roping Championships. A few […]

October 24, 1970

• Boy Scout Troop 125, sponsored by the American Legion, were preparing to travel to Roswell to participate in the Veterans Appreciation Day event. • An open house for state senator candidate Dave Turner was being held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Schlenker. • Walt Disney’s “Son of Flubber” and “The Horse in […]