E043: Bud Lyon

Reining & Ranch Riding: Can you do both?

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Bud Lyon

Bud Lyon began his life with horses in the California 4-H and Open show circuits. He followed the college path at CalPoly University and upon graduation went to work for Randy Paul to see if he could make a career out of training horses.

Now, multiple AQHA World Championships later, you might get him to admit that he makes a pretty decent horse trainer. In addition to his World Championships, Bud has earned spots in the Level 4 finals of all major NRHA events and won the Level 2 at the NRBC.

He and his wife, Kim, live in Whitesboro, TX, where he trains reining and ranch horses and teaches amateurs and Non Pros how to excel in either or both disciplines.

Bud shares his viewpoint on being successful in multiple disciples and how branching out can benefit you and your horse.

  • Improve your horsemanship
  • Develop better feel and timing
  • Get comfortable with speed
  • Let your horse decompress
  • Keep your reiner from anticipating
  • Increase showing longevity

He also addresses several common misconceptions.

  • Teaching your reiner to trot will cause more breaks of gait in reining
  • You have to take sliders off to do the ranch riding
  • Ranch riding isn’t as challenging as reining
  • Your horse can’t learn to do both because event styles differ too much

The fundamentals needed to perform well are the same: collection, softness, forward movement. “A well broke horse is a well broke horse.”

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E042: NRCHA Executive Director, Anna Morrison

Anna Morrison: NRCHA Executive Director talks premier events, how to get involved, and the future of cow horse.

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Anna Morrison

NRCHA Executive Director, Anna Morrison’s love for horses started as a young girl in Wisconsin. Growing up in an outdoor family but not a horse family meant working for the privilege of learning to ride. At the age of ten, she found her opportunity at a neighboring horse facility where she worked in exchange for lessons.

This led to Anna’s deep-rooted belief that everyone should be made to feel welcome in the horse industry. She shares this belief with NRCHA where shows, even premier events, exhibit more than horses. They are evidence of the core value of welcoming everyone from beginner to seasoned professional to join in the excitement.

Anna’s passion for the cow horse, NRCHA, and the equine industry is catching. Whether discussing the history of the sport, what the future holds, or the challenges of running premier events that are growing exponentially, her enthusiasm for reined cow horses and getting people involved is evident. Her goal: make sure everyone knows that NRCHA is a safe place for newcomers to learn and grow their horsemanship skills.

Ready to learn more about NRCHA?

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E041: AHC President Julie Broadway

Julie Broadway, AHC President, stands watch over the equine industry on Capitol Hill

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Julie Broadway

Julie Broadway is the president of the American Horse Council (AHC) and holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration, as well as certifications in Non-Profit Leadership.

Julie is a true equine enthusiast with over 30 years of experience in the equine industry. She began her career at the American Morgan Horse Association advancing to the executive director position before moving to the AHC.

She has participated in a wide range of horse activities ranging from recreational riding, breeding, and showing. She and her husband live in Washington, DC, with their Corgis and Morgan Horses.

The AHC is one of the equine industry’s strongest advocates in Washington. They are focused on national issues with an extensive network of state horse councils and equine associations across the country. Serving as ambassadors between equestrians and congressional parties, they bring awareness and open communication to help ensure common sense laws are in place that support the future of the equine industry.

This year’s AHC convention will feature sessions covering:

  • Equine Business Strategy
  • Leveraging the momentum following the pandemic
  • Trends in youth participation
  • Amateur rules across the industry
  • Equine liability laws and tax codes
  • Preservation of equine genetics in declining breeds

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E040: Trevor & Laura Dare

Laura & Trevor Dare talk business, family, and of course, Jerseys Baby Driver

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Trevor & Laura Dare

Trevor and Laura Dare are one of reining’s dynamic couples who beautifully balance business and family. Born into the horse business, their journey as individuals and a couple has developed them into a powerful team. Together with a horse dubbed Hercules, owned by Janice Laney, they captivated the hearts of reining fans as they climbed their way into the top tier of the industry.

Join us as Laura and Trevor reveal some of their greatest lessons learned

  • Practicing patience
  • Giving every horse a chance
  • Every horse has something to teach you
  • Balancing family and business

“I’m helpless unless I’m on a horse,” Trevor jokes, giving Laura all the credit for making the business thrive while he trains and works with customers.

Her response: “We fill in each other’s weaknesses with our strengths. That’s just what we do.”

The road to success for Trevor Dare and Jerseys Baby Driver was anything but a straight line. It would have been impossible without the faith of both trainer and owner in a horse that took some time to put it all together.

How do you top a year like this?

  • NRHA Derby Champion
  • AQHA World Champion
  • NRBC Champion.

Perhaps, it’s time for Hercules to take an early retirement … or maybe he has one more challenge to meet?

 

 

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