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Mexican Cowboy Beans

3 cans pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can petite diced tomatoes
1 good sized smoked ham shank
1 medium sized chopped onion
2 minced deseeded jalapeño peppers
2 cloves minced garlic
2 bay leaves
2 tbs apple cider vinegar
2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
2 tbs brown sugar
salt and pepper
Instructions:In heavy dutch oven place the ham shank one can of beans and the rest of the ingredients. Cook over low heat two or three hours until the ham shank is tender. Remove the ham shank and clean off all the good meat and return it to the pot along with the rest of the beans. Cook another 30 minutes or so and adjust the seasoning.
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Top 10 Reasons Equestrians Should Tune In To Better Horses

A man in a blue shirt standing beside a horseIf you’re a horse lover and aren’t watching Better Horses, something is terribly wrong. You’re missing out on a show tailor-made for you. A mix of entertaining segments for the horse enthusiast, each episode of Better Horses is a charming love letter to the equine community.

Host Ernie Rodina has an infectious enthusiasm for all things horses, and he wants to share what he’s learned with the viewers. The show grew out of Rodina’s Better Horses Network, which includes a publication and a radio show, and aims to take a horse owner’s equine experience to the next level. The show does all that and more. Here are our top ten reasons you should be tuning in to Better Horses TV.


From beginning to end, Better Horses showcases a love for the world of horses. Ernie Rodina has a real interest in each and every person he meets, and that is evident in every interview and segment. He’s excited to bring his viewers (or “friends”) new information about horses and those who work with them. “I’ve loved horses ever since I was a little kid. I watched Westerns and I always wanted to be a cowboy,” Ernie said. “When people have a high passion for the horse, it’s almost like a sickness. You’re born with it.”

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