From: Noxapater, MS
Phone: (662) 803-3391
- NCHA Futurity Finalist x3
- NCHA World Champion 2001, 2002
- 2005 NCHA Reserve World Champion
- Multiple Aged Event Finalist
Top Three Horses Trained
- The Silver Spoon
- Harriott Playgirl
- Show Biz Pep
How I got started: When I was 7 years old, my mother’s house in Ledbetter Kentucky was next to a cutting horse operation run by Ronnie Titsworth. I would just hang out and was always in the way. Eventually they let me lead the horses on foot to cool them down because I was too small to get on the horses. Finally I was able to show a turnback horse and for 3 years I scored 60s and zeros. Eventually I asked Mr Ronnie “can I please show a better horse” and he said “kid, when you score a 70 on that old turnback horse then you can show a better horse.” But then the horse coliced and died! I didn’t score the 70 but I learnt how to show!
Biggest mistake I’ve made in cutting: Thinking I could do it on my own! You need to be around successful people in your industry to help you become the best. Biggest myth about cutting: You don’t need to be a millionaire to cut. You need to learn what level you want to compete at to have fun.
Favorite quote: “When judges mistake activity for achievement.”
Most memorable moment in cutting: Winning the World Finals back-to-back in 2001 and 2002 on Harriott Playgirl. Making the Futurity nal on The Silver Spoon because that put me into the Hall of Fame.
Training Philosophy: Anytime you train a horse, the less you have to do, the more you really have.