St. George Cowgirl Passionate About Others Learning Benefits Of Horses

“No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.”

It’s an often repeated quotation originally credited to Winston Churchill.

Diane Haffener at the D-Bar Arena near St. George often restates the remark true to heart, believes, and  most obviously lives it.

“Horses are my life,” Haffener stated emphatically.

Born and raised in the ranching life near her arena and related operations, Haffener explained, “I’m the third generation of my family involved in horses. I trained my first horse at the age of 13, developing my own training techniques, which led me to the journey I am on today. Continue reading →

Kansas Agriculture Leader’s Lifetime Goal Is To Help Develop Others

“Horses can change children.”

Al Davis of Manhattan proudly quoted his grandpa’s philosophy from nearly four decades ago on the small family farm in Pennsylvania.

Never forgetting that statement and relating it often, Davis is “children, horses, Extension 4-H, agriculture leadership,” and a whole lot more.

Appropriate quick synopsis of the always-smiling, most-congenial, never-knew-a-stranger cowboy, there are even more terms appropriate to distinguish his true diversity. Continue reading →

Providentially Generations Do Improve

“Sometimes it’s just about as important how an animal is presented as what kind of quality it has.”

That’s called fitting and showing, or showmanship, as we were reminded during the county fair. There were several entries that looked of ample conformation, type and style to place much higher in class than they did, had they been clean and presented by their owners, so the evaluator could better see their attributes.

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