It’s been 20 years since Gilson has had a cow horse in the Snaffle Bit Futurity. She is preparing for the Snaffle Bit Futurity this year on a horse named Rebellious Soul. The horse is special to Gilson because the foal is her youth horse’s great-grand-foal. Gilson competed in the reining arena for sometime and is finally ready to go back to the cow horse arena.
Gilson attended the NCHA Futurity Sale. It was the last sale of the Futurity and the colt she ended up going home with was in the last 20 head of horses. Nothing had been in their budget but Gilson noticed a yearling colt that had her old youth horse’s name in its pedigree. She pointed the colt out to her husband, cow horse and reining trainer, Tracer Gilson, and he liked the colt as well. Gilson went to go look at him to make sure he was correct. Her husband had obtained a bidder’s number by then and they were able to win the bid!
As they were leaving the sale arena, someone approached them and offered a little more than what they paid for the colt. Gilson’s husband said he needed to ask his wife if the colt was for sale. The man said “oh, never mind. That never goes well.”
Gilson looks forward to making many great memories with Rebellious Soul. So far, her best memory in the sport is winning the NRCHA Intermediate Non-Pro Futurity in 2000. Another special moment was winning a youth class on her current colt’s great-grand-dam.
Why Tricia Uses CHTO:
“I like CHTO for the very specific help and Bps it gives me to polish up my herd work for the cow horse events. I have access to many of the cow horse guys because many are my friends and I can get help from them. But CHTO gives me access to professional cutters and I really like that.”
“If I can watch someone giving a lesson or I can watch someone demonstrating what they’re saying. I was super excited, it’s been super helpful to me. I can visualize it. You had a barn manager video as well and that is really fun for me to watch because I manage a big ranch and breeding program. Those videos and the training videos are so helpful.”