Horse Training and communicating with a horse is an art that requires many hours of patient repetition. Horses have distinct differences in the way they think, in their conformation and way of moving.
Training a Cutting Horse is teaching the horse to stop and turn efficiently to control a cow. The horse and rider must learn to “read” or understand a cow and what it is likely to do when separated from its herd mates. When cattle get scared and move quickly, horses need to be smarter, faster and quicker.
Showing a Cutting Horse successfully is a team effort involving the competitor, horse, trainer and the herd help. The trainer is there to talk about strategy, guide the rider through the run and help with cattle selection. Working together, we all have fun!
Trainer, Nina Lundgren, has NCHA lifetime cutting earnings over $400,000. She trains and shows weekend and Limited Age Event horses. She loves coaching cutting, has patience with students and an ability to help horses and riders become the best they can be.