The Idaho Reined Cow Horse Association Futurity finals were marred by the tragic news that Wright On Time (Lenas Wright On x Shiney Tari x Shining Spark) was humanely euthanized after suffering a broken front leg during the finals fence work.
The flashy sorrel stallion, shown by Bakersfield, Calif., trainer Doug Williamson for owner Barbara Hastings, was on pace to win the Futurity Open. After two events, Wright On Time held a solid lead, after scoring a 144 in the herd work and a round-winning 149.5 in the reined work.
Wright On Time had made a powerful first turn on the fence and was setting the cow up to go back down the wall when he pulled up lame, after apparently over-reaching. He was immediately transported to nearby Idaho Equine Hospital, where the injury was deemed irreparable.
Wright On Time was the high-selling horse in last year’s NRCHA Futurity Select 2-Year-Old Sale, purchased by Hastings for $80,000. He was the National Stock Horse Association Futurity Open Reserve Champion, earning $16,000.http://www.quarterhorsenews.com/index.php/cow-horse/reined-cow-hors...