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“Success Through the Eyes
of a Nonpro Champion”

Tips and Encouragement for Amateurs and
Nonpros To Keep Improving and Succeeding
Dan Hansen:

  • Dan is currently leading the 2011 NCHA Nonpro Mercuria World Championship Series shattering the formerly held year end earnings record with earnings in excess of $101,000
  • Dan won back-to-back Mercuria NCHA World Series Championships in Idaho and California this summer (2011)
  • In 2007 he won his first Nonpro World Championship
  • In 2008 he was inducted into the Nonpro Hall of Fame with earnings in both the Limited Aged events and Weekend shows … either earnings category, qualified him for the Hall of Fame
  • Dan marked a 230 on Woody Be Lucky this summer
  • Dan is a consistent champion in both Weekend AND Limited Aged events
  • Dan has career earnings in excess of $1.3 million

On Monday, October 24th at 11:00 a.m. CST,
I interviewed Dan Hansen in our
ongoing series of "Insights" Training Programs.

Since the inception of the "Insights" series, I have looked forward to interviewing a true Nonpro champion who you could relate to … someone who had grown his skills through thick and thin … and who would share gems of information you could use immediately in your riding and showing.

Dan is a superstar person … loves to help others, and talk “positive thinking” and cutting horses. He truly enjoys talking about the things that have helped him succeed along the way.

He is also a superstar cutting horse rider and showman.

Because Dan is so into how important it is to think powerfully, AND he has had such unprecedented success … he is also someone all riders can learn from … not just cutters.

Dan was terrific to interview. He was thoughtful, methodical and thorough in his answers.

Topics Explained:

How to Build a Belief in Yourself

How to Regain Confidence After Repeated “Bad” Runs

Pitfalls for All Amateurs or Nonpros to Avoid

How to Work With Trainers

How to Identify a Good Horse

How to Graciously Replace Help Who Hindered You Previously

How to be Competitive When You Don’t Live Near a Lot of Cutting

How to Watch Cattle and Get a Horse Ready at the Same Time

Questions and Answers From the Live Webinar Participants:

How can I keep thinking and not panic when my horse makes a false move?

Year-end goals set before, or after you saw it was obtainable?

How do I get a team of helpers who care at limited aged events when my trainer is not there?

How do you keep your older horses fresh?

What’s your general practice/opinion regarding paying help at regular weekend shows?

What do you do to prepare for the cutting in France?

How do you develop rhythm with a cow?

How do you handle the different styles of cattle?

How do you think about showmanship?

What do you do physically and mentally to prepare your self for a run when your nerves are high?


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, or more.

Within two weeks, you will receive access to a Digital Audio replay 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

  • Individual tracks … question-by-question, topic-by-topic
  • The entire interview
  • (We have this design for each digital product we produce, so it’s easy for you to download an individual favorite segment, and listen to it on the media player of your choice.)


You will receive a PDF transcript of the interview, which will be contained in the Digital Audio page.



Digital Audio

One-a-half plus hours of downloadable content

Two ways to listen … webpage or download for the interview

PDF text transcript


Price: $27.95


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I WOULD LOVE to hear your suggestions about these topics
by posting your suggestions here:

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  1. Harolyn Deason Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    …Graciously replacing “help” who have hindered me in the past.
    …Dan mentions “watching cattle & getting horse ready at the same time”-he has help. What if I’m at a show without a trainer or loper?


  2. J Leeson Says:
    October 20th, 2011 at 1:30 am

    I live 5-6 hours from the closest shows and so my horse has to endure lots of hauling (12 hours per weekend). What can you recommend to minimize the stress this puts on his body? soft ride boots, air safe hitch, icing legs?

  3. Ellen Carter Says:
    October 20th, 2011 at 1:58 am

    I Like the topics.
    In addition, I would love to hear about Dan’s journey.. How did he start out? What are some of the pitfalls amateurs should avoid? I am curious to know how Dan identified his good horses…did he find them, did the trainer or perhaps someone else?
    What’s more important a good trainer or a good teacher and can you find both?
    Thanks, Ellen

  4. gordon gaddy Says:
    October 20th, 2011 at 6:07 am

    I did’t get involved with Cutting until mid-2008. I have a very talented horse and ride with a very good pro. First shows in 2009. Felt good about results in 2010 and first half of 2011. Second half of 2011 has been tough. Your topics–regaining confidence,remembering what to do under pressure,watching cattle and getting horse ready at same time are all on target for me. I am not instinctive enough. How can you learn and become instinctive if you only have 2 1/2 minutes in a couple of shows a month. It is hard to learn enough and become instinctive by practicing on 6 cows in a round pen a couple of times a week. What else is needed?

  5. Kelly M. Says:
    October 21st, 2011 at 2:38 am

    Barbara: Great topics and guest Any insight on us folks in the Midwest that are not located in the heart of Cutting and about how we can be competetive. Also, also would like to hear the conversation about the good teacher/good trainer subject. Thank you!

  6. Felicia Mancuso Says:
    October 21st, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Barbra, brilliant choice with Dan Hansen for your webinar! I have always been a huge fan, but this year I have had the opportunity to get to know him. I make it a point to watch Dan and other great showmen show their horses as much as possible. Dan is always extremely gracious with his time and tips and I love his attitude. I look forward to the segment on regaining & maintaining confidence, something I need help with, as well as exhibiting that confidence. Due to a conflict, I won’t be able to listen to the live webinar, but I look forward to receiving the replay that I have purchased.

  7. Bettye Beebe Says:
    October 23rd, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Absolutely stunning choice of guest! I have the honor of being able to call Dan a friend. I have had the opportunity to watch Dan not only show his horses, but work them in the practice pen, prepare them to show, prepare himself to show, study cattle, execute a plan, and take care of his horses on the road. He is a master at all of it. He is probably the most unfailingly positive cutter I know or have ever known. The very special thing about Dan is that he is always willing to share his knowledge and insight with ANY others who are interested. I hope many cutters will take the opportunity to watch/listen/read what Dan has to say.

  8. Sue Dahl Says:
    October 24th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Barbra-I too would like to commend you on your choice of Dan Hansen as a speaker. Dan has been instrumental in the success of my daughter in the cutting world. We have bought horses from Dan and Karen, it was a wonderful experience! They are some of the most honest people I know. Always positive, always willing to share their time, no matter how busy they are!I cant wait to hear the CD’s! I also would like his comments on graciously replacing ‘help’ and how about choosing the right horse? Thank you.

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