Member Spotlight – Katy Rosane – Reno, NV

August 9th, 2021 by Sophia Skeith

Katy and Kitty Hawks Marie Photo by Ann Mulchay Photography

Katy Rosane participated in the Reno Rodeo cattle drive three years ago and thought chasing cows was a blast. The following year she was preparing to retire and decided she wanted a horse.

She attended a clinic given by a cutting horse trainer. The clinic ended up being cancelled but Rosane was already there and got talking with the clinician. They talked for two hours about all things horses. She started taking lessons from him about two years ago, bought a horse then hit the show pen at the beginning of this year.

She said her most memorable moment so far was her first show this January where she also won her first check in the 35k non-pro.

Rosane’s favorite thing about cutting is, “feeling the horse chase after the cow. Their excitement and feeling their passion underneath you when they’re working. That, to me, is just so much fun. When you come together as a team and do what you have to do, cut them a good cow, and let them work, that is just the best feeling when it comes together even if it’s rare sometimes.”

Her goals are to keep pursuing this sport as long as she can and continue to learn and grow as a rider. She also plans to start doing some aged events.

Why Katy Uses CHTO:

“It helps me, even though my trainer tells me things, I like to analyze, and I’m a hands-on learner and sometimes it’s hard to get the hands on [practice]. I like looking at the videos and [videos of] clinics. It’s like looking at me…Sometimes I just don’t get it [when my trainer is talking]. I’m a visual person, it helps to look at a video. It helps me get a better understanding.”


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