The American Quarter Horse JournalMarch 10, 2014
AQHA world champion Matt Koch, trainer for Wagonhound Land & Livestock, shares cow-horse training insight in "Making Cow Horses." (Credit: Brianna Koch) BELOW: Watch a preview of the March Journal.
Let’s say you have a nice cow horse prospect. And maybe your intention is to point him or her to reined cow horse or ranch horse competitions.
How do you prepare your colt?
Larri Jo Starkey, editor of The American Quarter Horse Journal, went to the experts to find out. For the next year, the Journal will be following trainers Matt Koch of Wagonhound Land & Livestock in Douglas, Wyoming, and Chance O’Neal of the Four Sixes Ranch in Guthrie, Texas.
In “Making Cow Horses,” Matt and Chance share their training timetables for the 2-year-olds they are prepping for a 2015 Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge.
The topics they cover in Part 1, featured in the March Journal, are:
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Call 800-291-7323 to order a single print copy of the March Journal.
About Ranching Heritage Challenges
More than $90,000 in added money is being offered at Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges just in 2014.
To compete, horses must have been raised by AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders. View the list of current Ranching Heritage Breeders, or if you are eligible to apply, at www.aqha.com/ranching.
Ranching Heritage Challenges feature classes for every level of rider, from professional to amateur, from beginner to old hand. More than just working ranch horse classes, ranch horse pleasure is also offered as a Ranching Heritage Challenge event. Learn more at www.aqha.com/ranching.
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