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Three Multi-Tasking Skills for Setting Up Cuts

Three Multi-Tasking Skills for Setting Up Cuts

Herdwork is what's called a "soft skill," not because it's easy, but because the situation is never the same. During herd work it's challenging because the cattle are always changing position in the herd and in the arena. Plus, as a rider, you make constant decisions...

Reading Cow Body Language

Reading Cow Body Language

Reading cattle often falls into the category of elusive. It's like, "How the heck can you tell what that cow's going to do?" The truth is - you can't! (That's not a good answer- ha!) You never know for sure what a cow is going to do until they do it. But you can...

Nourish Your Spirit

Nourish Your Spirit

There is an attribute of extraordinary people that I love. They take care of their hearts. By that, I mean they take time to nourish their spirit. It seems like this would be so personal that it’s not worth mentioning here, but I have come to know it is central to a...

Some Information About Bits and our Upcoming Webinar

Some Information About Bits and our Upcoming Webinar

I want to talk a little about bits in this week’s article, because it’s a subject that is difficult to get good information about and because of this, Barb and I are doing a webinar next week combined with how to develop soft hands and feel (no, you don’t have to be...

Blanketing Considerations

Blanketing Considerations

It’s blanketing time of year and there are a lot of things to consider when it comes to blankets. Here are a few to ensure your horse stays warm and comfortable: 1- Is your horse turned out or kept in a barn? If he’s turned out, you’ll need a more durable canvas...

Judging Questions

Judging Questions

I was recently asked a couple of questions for an article on judging for the Reined Cow Horse Training Online that I thought it would be fun to share and get you all to weigh in on. What are some of the biggest mistakes you see people make in the show pen?  I said,...

Building Mental and Emotional Muscle

Building Mental and Emotional Muscle

We talk about mental, emotional, or physical training, but the reality is that the mind, body, and emotions are one. When we think about something, it impacts our emotions and our body. When we do something physical, it affects our thoughts and feelings. And no matter...

2-point Reining Penalties

2-point Reining Penalties

I received a lot of good feedback after I did the 1-point reining penalties article, so I thought I’d cover the 2-point reining penalties in this article. If there’s a lot of interest, I’ll continue with penalties in the other events. It’s a 2-point penalty for...

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