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McCoy's Farm and Ranch Family: The Harter Family of Region 1

Congratulations to the McCoy’s Farm and Ranch Family of the Month, the Harter’s! Dan and Robbie, along with their kids; Cody, Karlie and Katie manage a herd of yearlings and FFA heifers in Amarillo, Texas. Not only does the family ranch a herd of cattle, they also have full-time jobs and full- time school outside of the ranching lifestyle. During the week, Dan works for a pharma- ceutical company, Robbie is a school teacher, Cody is a freshman in college, and Karlie and Katie are a freshman and sophomore in high school. The family works together to keep all of their horses exercised, and all of the cattle fed and well taken care of on a regular basis. Even though the family is not currently

Starches, Sugars, Carbohydrates, Oh My!

Low sugar and starch. Low carb. Non-structural carbohydrates. Metabolic needs. With the rise in popularity of feeding specialized diets to horses with various metabolic concerns, there seems to be a lot of discussion about these terms. But, what do they mean and how does it affect you, your horse and your horse’s feeding program? Carbohydrates in horse feeds Non-structural carbohydrates (NSC) and struc- tural carbohydrates in horse feeds are important when determining sugar and starch levels in your horse’s feed. There are two primary forms of carbohydrates found in horse feed ingredients: Non-structural carbohydrates (NSC) Structural carbohydrates Non-structural carbohydrates Non-structu

Miss THSRA 2018 Aubrie Fields

It doesn’t seem real that half a year of my get to talk to people about reign as miss THSRA is coming to an end. It has been some of the most fun months I have had. I want to take this time to tell many of the members about the National High School Finals Rodeo and how it has impacted me. While I was en route to Rock Springs I met many people from California to New York. I was so excited to get to talk to people about what the big banner on my trailer meant and where I was going. When I arrived at the grounds and got checked in I was met by many of my state queen friends. The entire week was one like none other. I was so exhaust- ed, but I would do it again in heartbeat. In just a week I mad

THSRA Student President: Jack Wright

Jack Dalton Wright is a senior at East Beauregard High School in DeRidder, Louisiana. Jack is a 4 year member of THSRA and 11 year member of the NLBRA. He competes in Region V of Texas and has been the Region V Champion Saddle Bronc Rider. In the inaugural year when the NJHRA added steer saddle bronc riding, Jack was the first Region V champion and the first Texas State Champion Steer Saddle Bronc Rider. Jack is also an avid team roper and competes in high school, but his one true love is riding bucking horses. He is a fourth generation cowboy. His great-grandfather worked ranches all over the Texas/New Mexico area, and retired after breaking his last colt at age 68, for the infamous Bell Ra

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