You can’t talk about the National Reined Cow Horse Association without mentioning breeder, trainer and horseman Ted Robinson.
Ted is one of the winningest horsemen competing in the NRCHA, a feat he often attributes to the legendary stallion Nu Cash, whose offspring he continues to train and compete on. Recognizing the role Nu Cash and his sons and daughters have played in his career, Ted does everything he can to keep his horses as healthy and happy as possible. As a result, every single horse in his show barn is fed SUCCEED.
Ted Robinson’s Achievements
Ted has seven NRCHA Open Snaffle Bit Futurity World Championships under his belt, and has been twice named World’s Greatest Horseman. His California barn is home to about 100 horses at a time, with about half in active training for Reined Cow Horse competition. He still rides up to 15 horses a day, five or six days per week. And all of the horses he’s riding, training and showing are on SUCCEED.
Happier, Healthier Horses are Easier to Train
With a focus on futurities, Ted primarily trains 3-year-old horses for Reined Cow Horse events. He frequently asks his horses to try new or unexpected things during the course of a ride. When he first started feeding SUCCEED, he immediately noticed that his horses’ coats started to shine and they seemed to maintain weight better. He also noticed a few other, less tangible benefits.
What I notice when I first put a horse on SUCCEED is that their eyes seem to be brighter, or maybe happier, he says. Some horses get a wrinkle around their eye that just makes them look grouchy; after they go on SUCCEED, I feel like they’re brighter and healthier-looking all around. When their stomachs are quieter, they’re a lot easier to be around. And anytime you’ve got a happier horse, you’ve got a horse that’s a lot easier to train.