Trainer’s Corner: Rob Hodgman

April 6th, 2021 by Sophia Skeith

Total Earnings: $892,000 Aus

At 18 years old Rob Hodgman left home in Australia and traveled to California to ride reined cow horses. He returned home where he said the sport was more popular then and bought a cow horse. That horse did not like reining so a friend suggested he take it to the cutting futurity. He ended up winning the 1983 Australian NCHA Open Futurity on the horse.

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Member Spotlight: Samantha McPherrin & Suzanne Stilwell

April 6th, 2021 by Sophia Skeith

Samantha McPherrin & her mom Suzanne Stilwell

Samantha McPherrin rode a cutting horse for the first time in 2010 when she was working for a trainer. She had a blast and her mom, Suzanne Stilwell, also got into cutting at the same time.

Stilwell bought her first horse in 2010. Stilwell said Todd Bimat and Jose Mendez were a big part of how she got started in cutting.

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Buffalo: The Next Best Thing To Having Cows

April 6th, 2021 by Sophia Skeith

Buffalo getting a feel for the arena

They’re goggled-eyed, mop-headed, unbalanced looking creatures that can seem downright intimidating, but the ungainly bison can be a cutter’s best friend when it comes to tuning your horse.

With constant supplies of fresh cattle a fantasy for most cutters, buffalo are a much more affordable substitute. Unlike cows which sour quickly after being worked, buffalo can be used to train six to eight horses a day for a number of years, provided you handle them right.

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Metallics MVP

March 29th, 2021 by Havey Manion

Metallics MVP (Metallic Cat x My Lizzy Babe) is a 2015 stallion being shown by Beau Galyean.


Dual Reyish

March 29th, 2021 by Havey Manion

Dual Reyish (Hottish x A Little Reylena) was the 2017 NCHA Open Futurity Champion with Austin Shepard. Dual Reyish has NCHA earnings in excess of $452,537. “Dre” is 6 Panel N/N.


Member Spotlight – Andy Sutliff – Against All Odds

March 8th, 2021 by Sophia Skeith

Andy Sutliff and MK Smooth Texas

Submitted and Written by member Shelley Casciato

How can a guy attain what Andy Sutliff has earned with lifetime NCHA earnings of $47,630.00 and USCHA earnings of $17,964.00 while living in an English dominated area with no cows, no walker, just an indoor pen and a flag?

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Trainer’s Corner – Rodrigo Taboga – Weatherford, TX

March 8th, 2021 by Sophia Skeith

Total Earnings: $592,458

Originally from Brotas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Rodrigo Taboga has grown up in the horse industry. He showed his first cutting horse at seven years old, learning from his father. He was 17 years old when he decided he wanted to train professionally.

Jody Galyean has had a huge influence on Taboga. They met in 2011 when Jody would come out to their ranch in Brazil to teach.

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Cutting Horse Trainers at a College Near You…?

March 8th, 2021 by Sophia Skeith

John Snyder Teaching at the Legends of Ranching Sale Day.

While the pandemic saw schools shut down the world over, the challenge for educators who teach an equine curriculum with a largely hands-on practical- based component has been particularly tricky. But instead of going the usual route of books and zoom classes, some professors got creative, did some research and added the expert videos of trainers on Cutting Horse Training Online/Reined Cow Horse Training Online!

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Member Spotlight – Josh Keimig

February 9th, 2021 by Sophia Skeith

Josh riding a 2 year old with his son

What started out as a quest to make the best rope horse has become a journey that has taken Josh Keimig from working on the power line to ridin two year old cutting horses.

A friend with a cattle ranch introduced Josh Keimig to the fast paced sport of cutting with a YouTube video and broke cutters.

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Trainer’s Corner – Russ Westfall – Granbury, TX

February 9th, 2021 by Sophia Skeith

Total Earnings: $3,453,801

As a high schooler, Russ Westfall worked for a cattle ranch that provided cattle at cutting shows in the Northwest. That winter he went to work for a trainer and started colts. Then he got the incredible opportunity to work for Buster Welch in Texas. He was there for three years.

“It was the best time of my life. I learned so much!” said Westfall.

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Barn Management with Slate River Ranch’s Kellee Clarke

February 9th, 2021 by Sophia Skeith

A well-run barn is the key to any smooth operation. Whether you have one or 50 horses in your care, it’s crucial that you have an organized space, know where everything is and are able to act in any kind of emergency.

Kellee Clarke has been the barn manager for Slate River for nine years and counting. She makes sure everything has its place, and most importantly gets put back in place. Her feed room, vet room, tack room and stalls are clearly labeled so almost anyone can walk in and know just what to do for any of the horses.

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Triangle Sales

January 22nd, 2021 by nikki garrett

Looking for the best horse sales around? Look no further…. Triangle Sales is the leading mixed Quarter Horse consignment sale company in the United States. Serving the horse industry for over 40 years and specializing in the sale of top quality cutting, reining, roping, ranch and trail horses. Three auctions are held annually at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The centrally located Oklahoma State Fair Park is among the nation’s finest equestrian event locations and hosts numerous equine shows throughout the year. It is surrounded with multiple opportunities for  customers to have top-notch accommodations and attractions. This space also allows for live cutting cattle and Triangle’s famous track cow while horses are selling. Buyers and Sellers from across the United States and multiple foreign countries attend these sales each year.

Owners, Jim and Carolyn Ware have built a legacy in the horse sale industry. They remain committed to bring incredible horses in every discipline to the public. Ware, has an extensive background in cutting horses sales as he was a partner of Western Bloodstock for nearly two decades. Purchasing Triangle Sales in 2014, has been incredibly successful for the western performance horse industry.

Ware states, “We have a high standard for our customers.”

And that they do. His expertise and experience has allowed Triangle Horse Sales to grow into one of the finest sales of its type in the world.

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Trainer’s Corner – John Mitchell – Weatherford, TX

January 12th, 2021 by Sophia Skeith

Total Earnings: $4,468,839

After a childhood spent in the saddle showing in western pleasure, English and cutting, John Mitchell decided early on that dropping the reins was the sport for him.

Originally from Australia, Mitchell began riding horses for Winderadeen, a large quarter horse breeder in New South Wales.

Afterwards, Mitchell went to work for well known trainer Graham Amos to learn how to train cutting horses. Along the way, many others have had a hand in helping develop him into the trainer he is today.

Mitchell came to the States for the first time at 14 years old and celebrated his 15th birthday there.

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Member Spotlight – Christine Perry – Calvert, TX

January 12th, 2021 by Sophia Skeith

Christine and I Cant Tell You Why

Christine Perry has spent all her life on a ranch, but she didn’t get introduced to cutting until later. She was invited to a local pre-work where she got the bug and then purchased her first cutting horse.

Perry has been cutting since 2011 and shows mostly at weekend shows. She has a big pen she can work her horse in and all the fresh cows she wants on her ranch. Not just any cow, she works Brahmas that have a reputation for being wild.

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For The Good Of Cutters: Past and Present

January 12th, 2021 by Sophia Skeith

Buster Welch with the Sculpture in his Honor

From honoring Buster Welch and the King Ranch’s Little Peppy to supporting the next generation of cutters, the NCHA Foundation has been behind cutters of all ages for 40 years. The NCHA Foundation is the charitable branch of the National Cutting Horse Association.

The Foundation was formed in 1982 to raise money, support educational programs and preserve the history and culture of cutting. But interestingly, it’s played a lesser known but crucial and wide-ranging role than just being an archive, by providing funding when they see a need and supporting animal welfare and research.

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