Ask Our Expert - Russell Dilday

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.

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Ask Our Expert - Greg Eliel

Greg ElielA native Montanan, Greg Eliel got his start educating horse owners in the Dorrance traditions of horsemanship while traveling the clinic circuit with Buck Brannaman. After several years working for Buck, Greg ventured out on his own, conducting clinics throughout North America.

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Ask Our Expert - Zane Davis

Zane DavisMontana 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.

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