The Best Back to Back, Canted Plan

The 13-year-old sorrel gelding Canted Plan, otherwise known as Scooter, owned Purina Ambassador Tyler Pearson and Kyle Irwin is the 2018 AQHA Steer Wrestling Horse of the Year. This is the second time for Scooter to win this prestigious title!  Not to mention, Tyler and Scooter were the 2017 PRCA Steer Wrestling World Champions! Scooter will be carrying four contestants at the 2018 NFR: Tyler Pearson, Kyle Irwin, Tyler Waguespack, and Ty Erickson. We are proud to have Scooter and Tyler on our team and look forward to watching them compete at the 2018 WNFR in Las Vegas!

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Purina: What does it mean to have your horse voted as horse of the year by your peers?

Tyler: It means a whole lot because Scooter has helped a lot of guys this year no only our crew (Pearson, Kyle Irwin, Tyler Waguespack, and Ty Erickson) so to have him voted Horse of the Year is pretty special.

How long have you rode and competed on this horse?

For two years, we [referring to co-owner, professional steer wrestler, Kyle Irwin] bought Scooter in 2016, got him legged up and competed on him at the ERA rodeos that year. Come 2017 we both made the NFR on him and after Cadillac (Clayton Hass’s horse) got hurt we picked up Ty Erickson and Tyler Waguespack.

What’s Scooter’s feed program?

Scooter gets fed Omolene 500 and Equine Senior, supplemented with Outlast Gastric Care while we are traveling.

What differences have you noticed (results) since feeding?

I’ve noticed a big difference. When we bought Scooter he was kind of a pot-bellied and a little out of shape and it’s been really fun to see him transform into the athlete he is today, and I credit a lot of that to Purina.

The 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo begins December 6 and ends December 15. We wish Tyler and Scooter the best of luck competing in the steer wrestling event. 

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About Purina Performance Horse

Feed Greatness®: It’s our commitment at Purina. It’s why we do what we do.

And when it comes down to it, words aren’t needed. Feeding greatness speaks for itself. You can see it in bright eyes. You can touch it in shiny coats. You can measure it in healthy pounds.

We could go on and on about what makes our feed great. 125 years of research and innovation. Our team of 70 PhDs working in the field with animals every day. Our experts all across the U.S.

We could. But why would we? Because if there’s greatness on the inside, it shows on the outside.

Animals speak louder than words™.Purina Performance Horse is geared towards the competitive rider looking for an edge. Get nutritional insight from our team of PhD Equine Nutritionists and follow our Purina Ambassador team as they compete in equestrian events across the country. Take your game (and horse!) to next level with Purina.

The “Colonel’s” Three-Peat

Purina Performance Horse News took some time to catch up with Jake Long and visit about 2018 AQHA Heel Horse of the Year, a 2004 Sorrel Gelding named Zans Colonel Shine. This is the third year in a row “Colonel” has earned the prestigious horse of the year title, a feat of its own. Jake and Colonel will be making the trip to the WNFR in Las Vegas, NV and we are lucky to be considered a part of their team.

Jake Long and Colonel competing at the 2017 WNFR with partner & fellow ambassador Luke Brown.

Q&A

P: What does it mean to have Colonel be voted as “Horse of the Year” by your peers?

J: I’ve been using the same response for everyone because really, there’s no other way to describe it. Honestly, it’s a huge honor to have everybody view my horse as the best one going with so many other great horses on the road. I’m very gracious and trying to stay humble, it truly means a lot that others think so highly of my horse.

P: How long have you rode and competed on Colonel?

J: I got Colonel from Dixon Flowers Rope Horses back in 2010 and he has been my main horse since 2012.

Jake Long and Luke Brown in the victory lap after the round win at the 2017 WNFR

P: What are some of the differences or results you have noticed feeding Purina throughout the year?

J: I feel like when I feed Purina my horses both look better and feel better. I don’t have to be worried about colic issues because I can really trust the research Purina puts into their products. I personally don’t blanket my horses and the energy and nutrients in their feed keeps them looking good.

P: Can you give us a break-down of Colonel’s daily feed program?

J: I have fed Strategy Health Edge for several years now. My horses get a scoop of healthy edge and a flake of alfalfa twice a day, morning and night. On the road, I will feed more alfalfa. I also feed Simple Equine supplements with Purina and I believe this is a good combination to keep joints moving good and keeping everything rolling.

P: What is Colonel’s favorite Purina treat?

J: Colonel’s favorite treat is the Apple & Oats flavor that comes in the green bag.

We wish Jake & Colonel the best of luck heading into the 2018 WNFR! #FeedGreatness

Jake Long at the 2017 WNFR Back Number Ceremony

About Purina Performance Horse

Feed Greatness®: It’s our commitment at Purina. It’s why we do what we do.
And when it comes down to it, words aren’t needed. Feeding greatness speaks for itself. You can see it in bright eyes. You can touch it in shiny coats. You can measure it in healthy pounds.
We could go on and on about what makes our feed great. 125 years of research and innovation. Our team of 70 PhDs working in the field with animals every day. Our experts all across the U.S.
We could. But why would we? Because if there’s greatness on the inside, it shows on the outside.
Animals speak louder than words™.Purina Performance Horse is geared towards the competitive rider looking for an edge. Get nutritional insight from our team of PhD Equine Nutritionists and follow our Purina Ambassador team as they compete in equestrian events across the country. Take your game (and horse!) to next level with Purina.

 

Leading Lady, DM Sissy Hayday

If you  haven’t heard of Hailey Kinsel and DM Sissy Hayday aka “Sister” by now,  you might be living under a rock far away from barrel racing or rodeo civilization, this team has lit the world on fire! The dynamic duo is leading the WPRA standings in the barrel racing leading up to the National Finals Rodeo and Sister was the recipient of the 2018 AQHA Barrel Horse of the Year. We caught up with Hailey to get the scoop on Sister!

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Hailey and Sister competing in the Thomas & Mack in Las Vegas, NV at the 2017 WNFR. Photo by Ric Andersen.

Q & A

P: How long have you been riding and competing on Sister?

H: Almost 3 years!

What is the break-down of Sister’s feed program:

  • Free-choice coastal hay

Twice a day:

What differences (results) have you noticed since feeding Purina?

I have fed Purina for nearly 8 years now consistently. When I started feeding Purina in high school, I noticed a big difference in my horses at the times coat condition, overall body condition, performance and consistency. Sister has been on it her entire life and hasn’t really had any issues and I attribute a lot of that to Purina.

What does it mean to have Sister voted as horse of the year by your peers?

It is truly special considering we all think highly of our own horse(s), and to each of us they are our own horse of the year, so it means a lot that other girls also thought so highly of my horse. The top 25 is a perfect group to vote on it because they are going down the road all year and see all the wins and losses, so this is a big honor!

What’s Sister’s favorite treat?

Sister loves the Purina Apple & Oat flavored treats!

We want to wish Hailey and Sister the best of luck competing at the 2nd consecutive NFR! #FeedGreatness

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Hailey Kinsel and Taci Bettis at the 2017 WNFR back number ceremony. Photo by Ric Andersen.

About Purina Performance Horse

Feed Greatness®: It’s our commitment at Purina. It’s why we do what we do.
And when it comes down to it, words aren’t needed. Feeding greatness speaks for itself. You can see it in bright eyes. You can touch it in shiny coats. You can measure it in healthy pounds.
We could go on and on about what makes our feed great. 125 years of research and innovation. Our team of 70 PhDs working in the field with animals every day. Our experts all across the U.S.
We could. But why would we? Because if there’s greatness on the inside, it shows on the outside.
Animals speak louder than words™.Purina Performance Horse is geared towards the competitive rider looking for an edge. Get nutritional insight from our team of PhD Equine Nutritionists and follow our Purina Ambassador team as they compete in equestrian events across the country. Take your game (and horse!) to next level with Purina.