The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA), based in Pilot Point, Texas, was formed in 1949, with the goal of preserving and educating the public about the rich history of the meticulous, centuries-old process used by the California vaquero to create his most valuable working partner: a horse that could be controlled by a whisper-light touch on the reins, yet still possess the speed and grit to master the rankest cattle. The NRCHAis responsible for promoting the sport and ensuring high standards of competition. Today, 64 years after its creation, the association continues to work to keep the vaquero tradition alive in today’s equine industry.
The NRCHAalso supports numerous affiliate clubs across the United States and abroad. These groups serve as the association’s backbone, holding many NRCHA-sanctioned competitions and events each year. The affiliate clubs often provide the starting point for riders who are interested in reined cow horses.
PulseVetCEO Adrian Lock said, “As a company, PulseVetstrives for research-driven optimal wellness and performance of all our veterinary patients, as well as top-level educational support of all equine care providers. We consider it a great honor to partner with the NRCHAas their Official Shock Wave Therapy.”