California trainer Russell Dilday focuses on training cow horses for the nation's top events, including the World's Greatest Horseman competition, an event he has won three times. The horseman has won more than $587,000 in reined cow horse events, much of that on his stallion Topsails Rien Maker. The duo won the World's Greatest Horseman titles as well as a National Reined Cow Horse Association championship in the Open Hackamore class. Dilday trains colts and aged event horses at his Porterville facility, which he shares with his wife Tanna and their sons Colt and Ace. He also conducts clinics and competes throughout the United States.
Montana horseman Zane Davis trains reining and reined cow horses. He rode the gelding Reymanator to the 2009 open championship at the National Reined Cow Horse Association's Snaffle Bit Futurity. In the September 2010 issue of Western Horseman, he explains how riders can make training sessions more effective by basing their regimens on their horses' personalities. Here, he answers three reader questions about horsemanship.
Cutting-horse trainer Kory Pounds shares six strategies that ensure your youngster develops cow sense and confidence from the start.
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