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?

THE INTERVIEW

YOUR REINERSTOP TV HOSTS

SHELEY BRIEN

ReinerStop Founder, boutique reining breeder, 2020 Non Pro top 20 Competitor, Mom, Wife, Sales Professional

CHELSEA DYGERT SUTTON

ReinerStop partner, CEO of ConsultMent Marketing Agency, NRHA Announcer

REINING NEWS RIGHT TO INBOX

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