Pacific Coast Journal Header

Holy Cow Performance Horses

Friday, March 23, 2018

Your Horse’s Favorite Flavor Could Be the Next Best-Selling Treat!

by Press Release

SmartPak Announces SmartCookies Flavor Contest. SmartPak is excited to announce a fun and flavorful contest – the company is looking to find the next SmartCookies Flavor of the Year - and they need YOUR help!

No one knows what your horse loves better than you do, and that’s why the company is looking for customers to submit their ideas for the next sweet treat!

Read More >

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Kelby Phillips Rides Hickory Holly Time to 2018 World's Greatest Horseman Title

by Press Release

In a field of 10 World's Greatest Horseman finalists that many reined cow horse industry veterans described as the toughest in recent memory, Scottsdale, Arizona, professional Kelby Phillips won the coveted title riding Hickory Holly Time, owned by DT Horses.

Read More >

Monday, March 19, 2018

Cataracts in Foals

by Courtesy of UC Davis

Horses can be born with cataracts due to developmental or heritable causes—known as congenital cataracts. Foals with cataracts often present very early in life, usually at 1 to 2 months of age.

Typically, the owners will notice the whiteness in the pupil of one eye almost immediately after birth. This change is often followed closely by the other eye.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Using Draw Reins

by Courtesy of America’s Horse Daily

Ask a random set of horsemen for their opinions on draw reins, and you’ll probably get a different thought from each, ranging from adoring them to hating them or not thinking about them at all.

You find draw reins across breeds and disciplines in western and English versions, made from rolled leather, cord and flat nylon. 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Tips to Improve Ranch Reining Scores

by By, Cynthia McFarland, Courtesy of

In versatility ranch reining, show management and the judge(s) select the pattern to be ridden, choosing one from the eight approved patterns that can be used for the class.

Read More >

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

2017 NCHA World Standings - California Came to Compete

by Kate Sanchez 

The sport of cutting has often been synonymous with the thought of a battle; man and horse teaming up for a battle royal with their bovine competitors.

A clash of wit, athleticism, strategy, talent and a little luck, and roots stemming from that of the old west, cutting offers excitement and drama for competitors and spectators, alike.

Read More >

Sunday, March 11, 2018

How To Prepare Your Home For Sale

by Courtesy of 

If you're looking to sell your home during prime house-shopping season this spring, you'd better get cracking now.

After all, it's not as easy as slapping an ad on Craigslist; if you want your humble abode to stand out from the competition, that could take months to do right. So, here's how to whip your place into shape by fixing any problems and upgrading the eyesores. Because like it or not, your home has sustained some wear and tear over the years. Here's how to assess the damage and find out which renovations will pay off down the road.

Maximum Performance


Platinum Performance