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Speaking Cow Lingo

Speaking Cow Lingo

I clipped a piece of video for you from my "Cow Characteristics" video in my Cow Class II Program. In this segment, I talk about 'speaking cow lingo'. You: Good position as you travel … slightly ahead of the cow … your leg in the cow’s shoulder. Cow: Begins to slow...

Podcast: How To Be Extraordinary

Podcast: How To Be Extraordinary

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been observing riders who are absolutely killing it… recreational riders, teachers, coaches, and competitive riders. I’ve observed 3 things in all of them make them stand out, and inspire me. I hope becoming more clear about these 3...

The Loop

The Loop

Many times when turning a cow on the fence, it manages to come off the fence. There are a few reasons why this happens. One would be the cow jumping over the horses rear end (see the picture). There’s no way, that this wouldn’t require a loop. There’s no penalty for...

If the Cattle Get Tangled on the Cut

If the Cattle Get Tangled on the Cut

I just returned from the NCHA Futurity.  When I saw these two cuts. I thought they would be great examples of how you can make the best decisions possible on the cut if cattle threaten to stay together and 'get tangled up.' Watch for three things:  1. How the cutters...

Essential 7 Pivoting on the Hind End

Essential 7 Pivoting on the Hind End

The 360-degree pivot on the hind end is the start of what will eventually be your spin, so a correct foundation is extremely important. All major problems in the maneuver, now and later, result from lack of shoulder control. With Essential 3 (the counter-arc circle)...

Leg Yield, Half Pass, and Side Pass

Leg Yield, Half Pass, and Side Pass

Do you know the difference? The term "leg yield", half pass", and "side pass" seem to be used interchangeably but are all very different and are indicative of your horse's level of training and responsiveness. Do you know the difference? Here you go: Leg yield – The...

3 Ways to Survive Change

3 Ways to Survive Change

Did you ever notice how we all crave for things to be certain? We avoid change like the plague. We love thinking that FINALLY, we found the way it’s going to be … I like it and I don’t want any change.VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Funny, the most dramatic case of this is my life...

Essential 6 Moving Off Your Leg Troubleshooting

Essential 6 Moving Off Your Leg Troubleshooting

Common problems in getting your horse to move off your leg, and how to fix them. • Unevenness which means one end is getting ahead of the other along the fence or diagonally across the arena. Moderate your cues for the end that moves too fast. It's usually the front...

Take a Hold

Take a Hold

Have you ever wondered what someone means when they say, “Get a hold of that cow!” You might think, “What in the world?????” When a trainer or a helper says this, he or she means to become more aware of your mental and physical connection to the cow in that moment....

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