Horse Training Videos and DVDs
Horse training videos and DVDs by cutting and reining horse trainer, Larry Trocha. Videos for reining, cutting and fixing horses that buck, rear, bite, kick, spook and more.
November 29, 2013 at 6:16 am
I just have some questions i would like to get cleared up. I missed number 1 and number 5. could you clear up number 1 for me please. i just don’t understand how a horse can have too much athletic ability. i mean i can understand the fear of cattle and then trying to dominate to much being a problem. I’m guessing the word test at the end could make it mean something else but I just don’t know.
And also number 5.
I thought they had 3 year old cutting classes, wouldn’t 18 months plus the 90 days of colt starting make the horse finish at 3 months shy of 4? I mean I knew it had to be longer then 10 months but I didn’t think that it was all the way up to 18 months. P.S. I have never trained a cutting horse nor a reining horse (i have ridden both but never trained one) so i trust your answers 100%. i would just like clarification.
Thanks and keep the Information coming. its helping my ridding a lot.
Barry Ward says
November 28, 2013 at 7:48 am
In Augusta Ga. they show 3 year olds. I do not see how that can be true.
November 28, 2013 at 7:55 am
They race Thoroughbreds as long yearlings.
They show pleasure futurity horses as 2 year olds.
They show halter horses as weanlings.
The show some Lipizzaners in dressage at age 30 or above.
How can all that be true?
You obviously know nothing about the horse industry and are asking pointless questions because of it.
Get an education first. Then if you want to change the way things are done… do it constructively.
November 28, 2013 at 8:27 am
For all the folks like Barry, who just don’t know, let me clarify some facts about the horse industry.
Just like the “Olympics” keeps amateur sports alive… the “futurities” is what keeps the horse industry alive.
The 3 year old cutting futurity is what keeps the cutting horse industry strong and viable.
The reining futurity is what has kept the reining horse industry alive and thriving.
In just about EVERY segment of the horse world, it’s the FUTURITIES for young horses that has kept the industry alive and well.
Without them, the horse industry would be a fraction of what it is today.
Yes, EVERYBODY would love to see horses not being shown so early… EVERYBODY.
But to do so would add a ton of expense to the equation.
It would cause the price of horses to double because of the added year of waiting.
Imagine breeders having to go out of business because they can’t sell their horses for enough money to make a profit. There is only so much money a buyer is willing to spend. (actually, that is a reality right now).
Imagine breeders, trainers, farriers, vets, feed stores, horse show companies, all aspects of the horse industry and the people working in them, all of a sudden being out of work or having reduced pay because there were no more futurities.
While I applaud your concern (and it’s a legitimate one) there is no way in hell you are going to change the way things are.
Too much is at stake.
Rebecca Walton says
December 10, 2013 at 10:06 am
Futurities are not a bad thing, I intend to show my weanling in halter plus do lunge line shows in AQHA. I will also start my filly in reining at 3 but, I feel that it should depend on the stability of the young horse in question whether or not to attend a futurity.
November 21, 2013 at 8:37 pm
Never entered cutting so just guessing.
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