Jaylene Eppel was introduced to cutting horses in college. After a few lessons she was hooked. While still in school, Eppel bought a weanling that she eventually put in training to become her first show horse. Eppel currently has that horse’s foal.
Eppel’s most memorable moments in the sport was when she won her first buckles. One was for the 2K limited and then the other was for the high point rider of the day in 2012. Those are the buckles she wears to this day.
She is fortunate to own the 3 Bar C Ranch that raises Wagyu and Angus beef. She has plenty of cows to work and learn on and if she ever needs more she can borrow some from her brother down the road.
Her favorite thing about cutting is herding those cows and getting them shut down. Eppel can’t always travel to get lessons and help so she relies heavily on CHTO.
She is a student of the sport and tunes into the live feed at cutting shows to learn from the trainers like Lindy Burch who often commentate the show and have a talent for explaining the action and talking about the horses and riders.
Why Jaylene Uses CHTO:
“I find it helpful to watch clinic videos. The [clinician] was helping people correct their problems so [by watching that video] I was gaining more tools in my toolbox. I can go back to that video and do it for myself or if a friend needs help I can direct them to [CHTO].”