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With a Western Twist
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A Beginners Guide to Cutting: Kill 'Em with Kindness
Being Kind.  It's really important.  Dropping Kindness Bombs on Ya'll No, seriously, we all need to take a minute in our daily lives whether that's at our 9-5's, in our personal lives, or in the show pen to be more kind to others, to our horses and also, to...

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For those of you that ran into me at Okotoks and complimented me on how great my shirts looked that weekend, or those of you that keep up to date with my instagram @withawesterntwist, you MAY have had an idea this was coming. But, this is part one of the bi...

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A Synopsis of Life Currently - Part 1
Back in the day, this blog was more of a journal than anything. You guys knew everything about my life, my horses, I was an open book. (pun intended) Somewhere along the line i've sort of diverged from the ultra-personal, and although a lot of my posts thes...

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A Beginner's Guide To Cutting: Being on a Show Committee
My field of muddy, muddy dreams. I don't know how many times I'll quote the 1989 Kevin Costner movie, Field of Dreams, in this blog post, but... it's going to be a lot people, so settle in and refresh yourselves on that great movie for a minute. Remember ou...

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A Beginner's Guide to Cutting: You Can't Do It From the Sidelines
How I look when I go to sleep at night after giving advice from the sidelines, and not having to actually show myself Somehow between showing my pony, working for a trainer, and airing all my dirty show-related laundry to the world via this blog (we ain't t...

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A Beginner's Guide To Cutting: Ask June - The Killer of Comparison
This was a post I was dying to  have "Ask June" (my not-so-secret secret weapon/mental ninja and unicorn sport psychology coach) cover. I think, especially for novice competitors, you see people comparing themselves to other competitors ALL THE TIME. Don't ...

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A Beginner's Guide to Cutting: Coping Mechanisms
A real photograph of Lady trying to deal with me as her rider I had a terrible show this past weekend, like all that talk of strong mental game, believing in your unicorn, and all that other glittery shit I preach... it disappeared. Poof Gone. I went to l...

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A Beginner's Guide to Cutting: I'm Selling My Horse
Lady trying to figure out why I'm constantly trying to turn her into a Donkey - Begin Scene - "I'm done. I hate this horse. I'm going to sell her." The rider exclaims, desperately waiting for some sort of unfounded praised to be hurled her way, or agreement...

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A Beginner's Guide to Cutting: The Dreaded Entry Fee
Look at this rare photo of a cutting horse in its natural habitat Have you ever had a bad dream where a bad man in a ski mask sneaks up behind you, puts a gun to your head and screams, "GIVE ME ALL YOUR MONEY." That's literally how I feel every time I pay o...

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The Beginner's Guide to Cutting: Ask June - Overcoming Nerves in the Show Pen
Nerves is such a big hurdle that so many beginners face. Cutting is literally a death trap for someone that experiences nervousness in sport. So many factors that can make you nervous. I mean, not that I EVER do this (me.. not me... nerves of steel over her...
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