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Trainer’s Corner – RL Chartier – Weatherford, TX

January 10th, 2020 by Sophia Skeith

Lifetime Earnings: $2,342,759

Top Three Horses Trained:
• Crafty With Cows
• A Little Bossy
• Sueper Kitty

How did you get into cutting?
“I was just raised around it. My grandpa,
Melton Chartier, owned Dry Doc. Dad showed
as a non pro and then became a trainer, I
guess I just followed in his footsteps.”

Who did you work for?
“A lot of it I just learned by doing it and
learned from dad. But I came to Texas and
went to work for Clint Allen when he was working for Wrigley Ranches in 2007
and I worked under him for maybe 2 ½ years. And then went out on my own”

What’s your favorite quote?
“I just always keep in the back of my head to work hard at it and the results will
come.”

What is your most memorable moment in the sport?
“Winning the Open World Championship in 2016 on A Little Bossy.”

What is your training philosophy?
“I like my horses to be a cow horse. Matt Miller and I joke, we call it the ‘Triple
C’ we like a calm, comfortable, cow horse. Some people put a little too much
control or pattern on them. I like them to have control, but they have to be
responsible for that cow. That’s the main importance of my program.”

What advice would you give to an up and coming trainer?
“If you decide it’s what you want to do, you better work hard and stay focused
and believe in yourself if you don’t do that, you’re not going to succeed.”

What advice would you have for someone who is brand new to the sport
or looking to get into it?
“You need to find somewhere you are comfortable and are going to have fun
and make sure it’s the right fit for you. It’s not an easy sport but it’s very
addicting.”

Do you have any superstitions when you are picking cows?
“No, I do not. I just try to pick good cows.”

Any advice for people cutting on a budget?
“You better think of it as a hobby not a business.”

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