My favorite phone call all year

October 16, 2020 by · 14 Comments
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Every year at this time, I get to make one of my favorite phone calls of the year.

I always get to notify and congratulate the current year’s recipient of the Zane Schulte Award. This is an award in honor of our son. It’s given to a professional trainer in the National Cutting Horse Association. It awards character, respect by peers, contribution to the industry, and excellence in the arena.

This year the award will be given to Scott Amos. Scott, on behalf of the Award committee, “Congratulations! You’re such a worthy recipient. You inspire us all!”

I want to share what I thought as I reflected on Scott and the meaning of the award this week. That’s the subject of today’s video.


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The most important person
to believe in you

October 9, 2020 by · 13 Comments
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I’ve had the great honor to travel around and meet and coach all kinds of riders.

These awesome experiences for me reminded me of a message that we all need to hear, including myself. Enjoy!


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Podcast with Sandy Collier

October 2, 2020 by · 14 Comments
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Last week I share Part-1 of a 2-part short podcast series with Sandy Collier about some of her favorite high performance strategies.

This is Part 2 and the topic is about what to do right before you go into the ring to show.

Enjoy! It’s great info and even has a tip from the judge’s point of view, too.

This has been a busy travel time for me… and it’s been so wonderful to be out seeing you all in beautiful places with gorgeous weather.

PS: You can download this podcast episode if you like by clicking on the three dots on the right side of the audio player.

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Podcast with Sandy Collier

September 25, 2020 by · 13 Comments
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Who you are becoming

September 18, 2020 by · 26 Comments
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I want to share a research-based truth with you that is one of my favorites… and one that I was reminded of this week.

It’s one of those ideas we all know, but it’s always great to be reminded.


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“How to Sit Deeper, Part 3”

April 11, 2019 by · 6 Comments
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This video is one more in my “finding your seat” series of video for working a cow. I talk about why it is so important for you to be grounded in your center of balance as you put your hand down after making the cut and before working a cow.


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3 Ways to Survive Change

February 14, 2019 by · 20 Comments
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Did you ever notice how we all crave for things to be certain? We avoid change like the plague. We love thinking that FINALLY, we found the way it’s going to be … I like it and I don’t want any change.


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“How to Sit Deeper, Part 2”

January 10, 2019 by · Leave a Comment
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Previously I did Part 1 about developing a deeper seat as you work a cow.

This is Video 2 in that series. While it’s for all who work cattle (cutting, reined cow horse, and ranch cutting riders, etc,) there’s a message here for riders in all discipline.

I also focus on the role of using the horn in cultivating a deep seat.

This is the second video in a series for developing a deeper seat.

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“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
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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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