Greg and his family own an equestrian facility in Canada and the trainer there taught him how to ride. She asked him if he wanted to work cows one day and he fell in love with cutting after that.
Greg has been cutting for two years now. He borrowed a horse and says he doesn’t think he marked above a 60 that whole first year.
He then looked for a horse he could buy. He bought Better Moonshine and they have experienced a lot of success together. One of his most memorable moments was when he marked his first 72 with the new horse.
He and his trainer, Michelle, had been working really hard on working out of the herd, making sure they stop on the ends and turn nose first, and staying out of the horse’s way. He said it was great to really see that hard work pay off.
Greg’s favorite thing about the sport is the people. The trainers and competitors he said are so kind and willing to help out and offer an opinion if needed.
The Canadian Cutting Classic Ernie Wilson Memorial is Greg’s favorite show. He said it’s a fun event and well organized, with more added money and bigger classes.
Why Greg uses CHTO:
“The videos are really well done…the instruction is really good. One of the biggest challenges I had was because we don’t have a lot of cattle was working out of the herd. I use a lot of the videos from Michael Cooper working out of the herd and making cuts with Lindy Burch to really start to watch someone work out of the herd. They show you the right ways to do it and they show you what happens when things go wrong and you’re able to see all sides of it that way when you get your opportunity, in my case it’s limited opportunities, I kind of have an idea of what I need to do. And the Get Coached feature is really cool because I don’t get a chance to travel to Texas that often. It’s good to be able to get a trainer’s eye to take a look at what you’re doing and get some feedback from someone who does show at the aged events and really big shows.”
How do you use CHTO?
“I go on daily and just pick something I want to work on. Or a couple weeks after the show I’ll replay what happened and think about how I want to make better cuts of drive up a little better. I’ll watch a couple videos and then go discuss them with my local trainer and she is able to help me put everything into context and execute it and practice that.”
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