Hilaria Gutierrez and her husband run a ranch of about 300 head of cattle in Arizona. They had a mare that was extremely good at sorting cattle so Gutierrez wanted to take her to a ranch cutting in 2021. She had never done any kind of cutting. Gutierrez didn’t know the rules but she said the horse tried hard for her.
In the cowboy world, once you’re in your spot herding cattle that’s your spot. Gutierrez didn’t realize she could ride in front of the turnback help because that’s a big no when ranching. She lost a cow, but found a new passion. She decided to pursue cutting and a friend recommended a trainer to her.
She ended up winning a ranch class and made it to the championship round. This year the pair has now advanced to the beginner cutting class. She plans to put the horse in training for a few months to enable her to take things to the next level.
Gutierrez loves horses and loves sitting on the back of a horse while it does its job.
Winning the ranch class her first year of cutting was a huge highlight and source of encouragement for Gutierrez. She hopes to have a few futurity horses down the track because she really enjoys working with young horses.
Why Hilaria Uses CHTO:
“I found CHTO on Facebook and my husband suggested I become a member. I use it all the time with our colts and on the flag. I enjoy how you can look up certain trainers. [Other trainers] recommend [CHTO] trainers and I look them up and see what [they] have to say.”