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Warwick Mindset

Warwick Mindset

It's not a Method, it's a Mindset.  My point isn't to criticize methods and their use, but to emphasize the importance of using the correct mindset when training horses.  The most common questions I receive are often based on very similar scenarios. Most...

Rate is Not Just For The Fence

Rate is Not Just For The Fence

Rate is not just for the fence. (It’s even essential in the reined work circles and rundowns). In my last article I talked about judging with Bobby Ingersoll and how he broke down the fence work into the simplicity of “stop-rate-turn.” It inspired me to go a step...

On the ‘Line’

On the ‘Line’

An elusive concept for working out of the herd can be the idea of staying 'on the line' once we begin working the cow. It's an important idea to understand first and then execute, especially in fast cattle. In my video archives, I found a video that gives a great...

It’s Not About Us

It’s Not About Us

When we compete, it's easy to feel the pressure to get good results. We feel like all eyes are on us and our horses. After all, that's how success is measured, right?  In this article, I suggest a perspective that shifts our focus to a more productive place, releases...

Rating and Fence Work

Rating and Fence Work

I recently had the privilege of judging the NRCHA Derby with Bobby Ingersoll. What an honor and an educational experience it was for me. I believe the sign of a true master is one who knows their subject so thoroughly that they can reduce an incredibly complex subject...

From the Judge’s Chair

From the Judge’s Chair

I was looking back on some past articles that Bill Enk (NRCHA Director of Judges and teller of great stories) has written for the NRCHA magazine and saw this. It’s so well written about the importance of reading a cow, that I thought I’d share it.From the Judge’s...

NCHA Rein Adjusting Rules

NCHA Rein Adjusting Rules

The NCHA is a little more forgiving than the other associations regarding adjusting your reins while showing, but also a bit more complex. Here goes:3 point penalties are assessed if: If the rider uses 2 hands to turn his horse around with the cow.  If 2 hands are...

Here’s the Diff

Here’s the Diff

What I’m about to tell you is the same for riders across the board; actually, it’s the same for humans across the board, but I’m going to give you an example from the cutting world. The National Cutting Horse Association just wrapped up its 2nd largest show of the...

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