From: Ft Lupton, Co
Phone: (303) 895-9579
- NCHA Futurity Finalist x 2
- NCHA Futurity Semi Finalist x 4
- 2015 Super Stakes Classic Finalist
- 2015 Idaho Classic Champion
- 2014 Brazos Bash Futurity Champion
- 2014 Derby Champion
- 2014 Idaho Futurity Champion
- 2010 NCHA Futurity Limited Open Champion
Top Three Horses Trained
- Rubys Cd
- Metalic Man
- Fancy Hughes
How I got started: My neighbours were cutters on a smaller level when I was growing up and they with my mum helped me get into it. I worked for Matt Ravo for a little while in 2004 in Brenham Texas and then in 2007 I went out on my own when I moved to Ft Lupton.
Biggest mistake I’ve made in cutting: Not having the confidence in the article I was producing or my horse training. I probably should have gone out and shown more because I held off, not thinking they were ready to show.
Biggest myth about cutting: That a good horse trains itself! And that the big cuttings like Fort Worth are tougher than a regular weekend cutting.
Favorite quote: “Keep it simple.”
Most memorable moment in cutting: Making the Futurity Finals and being 7th on Rubys Cd, but also my semi-final run was really good too in 2013.
Training philosophy: Keep it simple. It seems the guys that do the best keep it simple. I think horses understand it better when it’s kept simple.