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Monday, Sep. 22, 2014
Horsemen Against Cancer benefit

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Whisperide was founded by Phil Morrell, an entrepreneur, leader and loving father who sought more natural and gentle product and training alternatives for his herds that roamed his Missouri Preserve. Just as he cares for his own children he wanted the best for his magnificent horses and started researching products and training techniques available on the market. (Rachel Harper/Democrat-News)
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The horse was very docile as many "gentle giants" are until Rick pulled the cinch tight. Draft horses are known for their gentle nature. (Rachel Harper/Democrat-News)
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Phil Morrell was soon introduced to Rick Wheat, a man who shared many of the values Phil had concerning horse care and training. (Rachel Harper/Democrat-News)
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Rick Wheat a renowned trainer and clinician for most of his entire life came with a long list of accomplishments and prestige. He rode the rodeo Circuit for many years riding bareback and saddle broncos. (Rachel Harper/Democrat-News)
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Wheat was voted "All Around Cowboy" and "Pick Up Man of the Year" for several years in a row. He soon started his own Rodeo Company and was soon voted Producer of the Year. (Rachel Harper/Democrat-News)
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Rick's extensive expertise and background led him to develop a training headstall that complimented his training techniques that focused on the nature of a horse. (Rachel Harper/Democrat-News)
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Wheat named his invention the "Noavel Headstall" since its design looked like an oval that sat on the horse's nose! After several successful years of training with the Noavel, Rick patented the Headstall! (Rachel Harper/Democrat-News)
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