From: Weatherford, TX
Phone: (817) 304-0514
Money Won$8,002,105 (2nd highest-ever money earner)
- 2016 NCHA Open Futurity Champion
- 2015 NCHA Open World Champion on Special Nu Baby
- Record-tying 234 Score on Special Nu Baby at El Rancho Open Mercuria
- 2005 Super Stakes Derby Champion on One Time Pepto
- 2001 Super Stakes Derby Champion on Sunettes Dually
- 2001 Summer Spectacular Derby Champion on Nu I Wood
- 1990 NCHA Non Pro Futurity Champion on Playboys Lynnea
Top Three Horses Trained
- Special Nu Baby
- Im Countin Checks
- Smooth As A Cat
How I got started: Helping my dad. (Matt was a highly successful non-pro competitor before turning professional.)
Biggest mistake I’ve made in cutting: I honestly don’t believe I’ve made any big mistakes. I feel like I’ve always tried to show to win and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.
Biggest myth about cutting: That any horse has ever trained itself.
Favorite quote: “You can’t win if you’re afraid to lose.”
Most memorable moment in cutting: Marking a 234 to tie for the highest score ever marked in NCHA history at El Rancho Futurity to win three consecutive (four overall) Mercuria Championships.
Training philosophy: Consistency is the key when it comes to your position on a cow and trying to teach the horse the same thing every day until they get it. Try to keep it simple and consistent.