“How to Sit Deeper, Part 1”

September 22, 2018 by · 6 Comments
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One of the biggest challenges of cutting and cow horse riders is to find and maintain a “deep” seat.

If you’re like many riders, try as you may, you just can’t seem to master a consistent and deep connection to your horse through your seat.

Perhaps, you don’t feel stable in the saddle when you work a cow.

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“The Rhythm of Working a Cow”

June 16, 2018 by · 4 Comments
Filed under: Working the Cow 

One challenge in working a cow, is to get all of the pieces of accuracy, form and rhythm to stay correct … no matter the speed of the cow.

This video is a great example of the pretty form and rhythm we all aspire to achieve as we work a cow. Below the video, I explain the component parts of working a cow.

Identify those pieces as you watch Lloyd Cox and Blackish work a cow.

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“Part 4: Working the Cow”

May 12, 2018 by · Leave a Comment
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This is Part 4 in our video analysis series.

  • Herdwork Planning (Part 1)
  • Walk to the herd (Part 1)
  • Approaching the Herd (Part 2)
  • Executing Your Two Jobs IN the Herd (Part 3)
  • Proactive cuts (Part 3)
  • Key points for working the cow (Part 4, 5)
  • Between cattle strategizing to build a run (Part 6)

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“Part 3: Put Your Cow on the Outside and Drive UP!”

March 7, 2018 by · 2 Comments
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This is Part 3 in our video analysis series.

  • Herdwork Planning (Part 1)
  • Walk to the herd (Part 1)
  • Approaching the Herd (Part 2)
  • Executing Your Two Jobs IN the Herd (Part 3)
  • Proactive cuts
  • Key points for working the cow for each cow
  • Between cattle strategizing to build a run

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“What Now?”

February 24, 2018 by · 5 Comments
Filed under: Healing Thoughts 

This is Part 3 of my story regarding the various ways that helped me heal the pain from the loss of our 16 year-old son, Zane.

Welcome.

After the initial, primal stabs of emotion waned a bit, I did feel some peace. But then I asked myself the question, “What now?”

To my surprise, I did notice something that was positive in this early grieving time (thank goodness).

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“Are You Still There?”

February 21, 2018 by · 21 Comments
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We all have a story.

I wish I could sit with you and hear your story.

This is Part 2 of my story about ways I discovered that helped me heal the pain from the loss of our 16 year-old son, Zane to cancer.

Specific pain: I longed and longed to find a way to stay connected to Zane in the absence of being with him physically.

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“As You Grieve, Rest”

February 19, 2018 by · 23 Comments
Filed under: Healing Thoughts 

I often hear this advice when people are grieving, “Just stay busy.”

I very respectfully disagree. Or shall I say, I did not choose that route for myself after our son passed on.

Here’s why.

One of the most valuable lessons I learned from my Personal Performance training, is to teach ourselves to adequately recover our energy.

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“Part 2: Cutting Video Analysis Approaching the Herd”

February 14, 2018 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Herdwork 

This is Part 2 in this multiple part video analysis series in which I dig deep into concrete, key fundamentals you can immediately use in your cutting runs.

  • Herdwork Planning (Part 1)
  • Walk to the herd (Part 1)
  • Approaching the Herd (Part 2)
  • Walk through the herd to set up a clean cut mid-arena
  • Proactive cuts
  • Key points for working the cow for each cow
  • Between cattle strategizing to build a run

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“Part 1: Cutting Video Analysis Herdwork Plan Review”

January 29, 2018 by · 8 Comments
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In this multiple part video analysis series, I will dig deep into key fundamentals you can immediately apply to your cutting runs. I will breakdown these critical elements:

  • Herdwork Planning (Part 1)
  • Walk to the herd
  • Walk through the herd to set up a clean cut mid-arena
  • Proactive cuts
  • Key points for working the cow for each cow
  • Between cattle strategizing to build a run

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“Sweet Clarity”

January 17, 2018 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Healing Thoughts 

One of the things I enjoy is getting to know the folks in my online courses. Those relationships are treasures to me. Together we build an awesome community.

When I recently asked participants about their experiences over the past year, in one of the programs a woman made a comment about her bout with loss in 2017.

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“The Best Gift Anyone Can Give
To One Who Grieves”

December 5, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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I remember feeling so fearful that people would soon forget our son, Zane after he passed on to his heavenly life. The thought of that was gut stabbing.

Recently I saw this quote, and wanted to share it with you.

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“How to Coordinate Your Hand and Feet
on the Cut”

November 10, 2017 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: Cutting 

There are three main things going on as you’re walking through the herd to make a cut. The first is effective communication with your horse. The second is reading an ever changing situation. The third is making good decisions moment to moment.

That’s a lot to manage all at one time!

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