Featured Cutting Issue
AUDIO & PDF TRANSCRIPT OF AN INTERVIEW AND Q&A
WITH BOYD RICE AND LLOYD COX
(PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT JB McLAMB AND CYNDY DVORAK)
Two of the Brightest Stars in Cutting and Reined Cow Horse
Events Come Together to Help You Elevate Your Riding
and Showing to the Next Level
Meet Lloyd Cox
Meet Boyd Rice
I interviewed Boyd Rice and Lloyd Cox for a Special Edition of our ongoing series of “Insights” training programs.
The Result was a Dynamic Exchange of Practical
Ideas You Can Apply to Your Personal Riding.
How to Develop Winning Ways
- Consistency working horses and showing
- Team effort at shows and at home
- Good horses give you confidence
Tips for the Mental Side of Stepping Up to Win
- Trying to be smooth versus being aggressive
- Value of feedback from the judge’s sheets
- How to regain confidence after a series of bad runs
- How to develop a belief in yourself
What to Look for in Winning Horses
- Stop, movement, amount of cow
- Showing tells the tale
- Eye appeal combined with consistency
- Cutters versus reined cow horses
- Choosing non-pro horses
Keys to Exceptional Horsemanship
- Soft chin and an ability to move the horse’s body parts
- Training timing depends on a horse’s immediate response
Tips for Coaching Non-pros and Amateurs
- Coach between cattle or during a slow cow
- Flag gives much opportunity for understanding
How to Learn to Use Your Feet
- Feet stay in until the cow begins to stop
- No feet in the stop
- Cow-side leg begins half-way through the turn
- Use your feet smoothly … no “punching”
- Timing is everything
- Read the cow and allow your horse to read the cow
Tips for Making Good Cuts
- Cut clean and smooth
- Cow is easiest to cut on the outside
- Shape the cow to the outside if it’s in the middle
- Look for a spot to move a cow to where you want it to go
- Read your cow AND the other cattle…read the situation
- Don’t scare the cow you cut
- Separation is the key
Tips for Cutting “Bad” Cattle
- Depends on the show
- In fresh cattle, try to cut fresh
- Be observant and “smart” about what you do
Personally Difficult Challenges
- Getting good horses
- Keeping everyone happy
- Keep trying and things will go your way
- Everyone struggles
- Believe in yourself and trust what you do
Participant Questions and Answers:
Cross Training Reiners and Cutters?
- Easiest to go from cutting training to reining training
- Difference in leg signals
Warm-ups for Non-pros and Amateurs?
- Depends so much on the horse
- Get them listening to you before your run
How to Brighten Up a Soft Cow?
- Ride to the stop harder
- Ride across the cow both ways
Where to Focus Going Down the Fence?
- Stay at a cow’s hip initially
- Give a horse room to turn
- Go past center and go by the cow to turn
- All about rating the cow
Who Trains Your Two-Year Olds?
Questions About Legs … Shoeing … Splint Boots?
- Barefoot as long as you can
- Use splint boots on problems and older horses
How to Deal With Difficult Horses?
- Change directions
- Small, slow circles
- Get them more tired
How to Tighten Down a Horse That’s More Nonchalant?
- Catch him in the situation
- Hold him where he needs to be or bring him back
- School at a show
Recommendations for the Road?
- Keep feed consistent with home routines
- Keep electrolytes in the water
- Mats help hard floor surfaces
Do You Wait for Horses or Help Customers Find Horses?
- All about upgrading show stock
Work Routine for Young Horses?
- Combinations of cattle and flag work
- 4-6 days a week
Maintenance Program for Legs?
- Ice, Adequon, Platinum
When You Purchase this Program NOW, it Includes:
A Digital Audio of the "Insights" interview and the Q&A
You will receive a Digital Audio version … An hour and a half of listening
You will receive access to the Digital Audios via an email. It will contain instructions for you to access the interview and the Q&A via a password protected webpage on our site. You may listen at any time from this webpage, or download the following:
You will receive a PDF transcript of the interview which will be emailed to you.
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