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Cutting, One Run at a Time

Posted By Barbra Schulte On April 6, 2009 @ 11:37 pm In | No Comments

Covers more topics than just cutting! 

  

CUTTING, ONE RUN AT A TIME 

Soft-bound Book
By Barbra Schulte

This was my first 305 page, soft-bound book.

What you may not know is that over half of this book contains valuable information for riders of all disciplines:

Chapter 1: Identify Your Goals: The Process of Becoming

  • Different Strokes for Different Folks
  • A Personal Leap of Faith
  • Identify Your Cutting Goals
  • Common Mistakes Cutters Make and Practical Solutions
  • Have Fun and Be Yourself

Chapter 2: Build a Strong Support System

  • Mentors
  • Trainers/Instructors
  • Instructor Selection Tips
  • Your Support System
  • Ways to Promote Good Communications When Problems Arise
  • 11 Practical Tips to Encourage a Cutter for Family Members, Trainers, and Friends
  • Tips for Becoming a Better Student

Chapter 3: Choose a Horse That Suits Your Needs

  • Why it is Important to Ride a Horse that Fits Your Needs
  • Primary Considerations for Your Horse Selection – Secondary Considerations for Your Horse Selection
  • How to Choose the Right Horse
  • What to do With a Horse that Doesn’t Suit You

Chapter 4: Develop Basic Riding Skills

  • A Secure Center of Balance
  • Soft, Connected Body Alignment
  • A Quiet Upper Body
  • Rhythmic Breathing
  • Controlled Eyes
  • Hinged Arms
  • Two-Handed Stop
  • Relaxes, Responsive Legs – Dropped Heels
  • Strategic Use of Feet/Legs
  • Feel for the Stop
  • The Backup
  • Head/Neck Flexibility
  • Neck Reining

Chapter 5: Learn the Mental Skills of Great Competitors
This is the largest chapter in the book and covers the basic tenets of the original Mentally Tough Training Program.

  • Why Train Mentally and Emotionally?
  • Why is IPS Important?
  • From a Physical Viewpoint
  • Acting Skills
  • Mental Conditioning Tools
  • Design Your Own Constant Improvement Program

The five remaining chapters focus on tips to improve your cutting skills:

Chapter 6: Ride Your Trained Horse Effectively

  • Create a Mental Image of Excellence, Poise, Grit, and Style
  • Use Your Body to Help, Not Hinder, Your Horse
  • Putting it all Together: Balance, Rhythm, Control of the Cow, and Holding the Line
  • Common Trouble Spots Working a Cow

Chapter 7: Maintain Your Trained Horse

  • Basic Schooling Principles
  • Five Situations Where You Can Apply a Two-Handed Stop
  • Key Schooling Points
  • Chronic Problems

Chapter 8: Gain Control in the Herd

  • The Ideal Cut
  • Preparing to Enter the Herd
  • Walking Toward the Herd
  • Entering the Herd
  • Making the Turn
  • Making Good, Spontaneous Moment-to-Moment Decisions
  • Cutting for Shape
  • Cutting Specific Cattle

Chapter 9: Study Cattle

  • Describe Cattle Physically
  • Predicting Behavior

Chapter 10: Develop Your Own Showmanship Style

  • Preparation Prior to Show Day
  • Preparation on the Day of the Show
  • Outstanding Run Presentation Skills
  • Spontaneous Responses to Unexpected Situations

Price: $27.95

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CUTTING, ONE RUN AT A TIME.

"Barbra has intensely studied the art of riding and showing cutting horses. She is an extraordinary teacher. Her book helps the new cutter with invaluable shortcuts to mastery, while providing a refresher course for the experienced – a must read for all.”

The Late Bill Freeman – Cutting Horse Trainer, Breeder, Clinician, and Author
Rosston, TX

  

“I read your book; then read it again with a highlighter, and have since read it again with a red pen in hand! It is marvelous and ties in with the video series, the Mentally Tough Riding training course, and your clinic information perfectly. I have found myself surrounded by amateurs on several occasions when it comes to watching the herd settlers! Thank you for opening the door to such a wonderful learning experience.”

Stephanie Sheen
Gardendale, TX

  

“I’ve read many others, including Bill Freeman. This one is the best book for a Non-pro … for someone to get their feet on the ground. It’s not only well written, it’s well organized!”

Bill Rosa – Cutter & President of Mid-States Cutting Horse Association
North Little Rock, AR

  

“I want to thank you for your wonderful book Cutting, One Run at a Time! I very much appreciate its informative content. I feel I just took a college course by a very gifted teacher.”

Dennis Troyer
Shickley, NE

   

“One of the most unique, useful, and comprehensive books available on cutting.”

Charlie Ward
Doc Bar Ranch – Paicines, CA

   

“Everyone who has just gotten into or has been cutting, or even the most experienced cutters, would benefit from this unique book.”

Kathy Daughn – Cutting Horse Trainer
Gonzales, TX

  

"Barbra Schulte has done a remarkable job of clarifying and explaining the unchanging basics of our sport. This helpful book will find a wide readership.”

Tom McGuane – Best-Selling Author and Cutting Horse Rider
McLeod, MT


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