We have a special treat for you this week! We welcome two WPRA World Champs to the show as Donene Taylor (Certified Mental Performance Coach) and one of her students: Lari Dee Guy ( 8 X World Champ) sit down with the Section K Podcast to talk about Donene's Amazon Best Selling book: Heart of a Champion. Both Donene and Lari Dee provide incredible insight as to why mental toughness is so important in equine sports. Be sure to grab a copy of Donene's book or reach out to her on social media/her website for more information on how to ensure you are at the top of your game in the show pen! Thanks again to both Donene and Lari Dee for joining the show this week!
On this week's show, Kaden and Cody give quarantine updates on what they have been up to, recap the Kevin Knight interview, and discuss the recent passing of Slate River Ranch's great mare: Junie Wood. Stick around for an all encompassing conversation with Steven Hayes: The American Paint Horse Association's Chief Marketing Officer (13:43), as we discuss the virtual horse shows the APHA is providing for competitors of all disciplines, other things the APHA is up to during the coronavirus pandemic, and lastly Steven gives us his top 5 NCHA Open trainers he would prefer to be quarantined with.
We have a very special guest this week as Mr. Kevin Knight of Knight/Swift Transportation joins the show. Kevin gives an update on how his trucking and freight companies are handling the pandemic, how folks in our industry could benefit from the SBA loans and grants, and lastly some fun stories about horses that he and his wife: Sydney owned, in the past. Thanks to Kevin, for taking time out of his schedule to join us, this week!
We have an awesome episode for you, this week. We welcome SIX friends of the Section K Podcast back to the show via Skype calls to discuss the coronavirus and what everyone has been up to during self-quarantine. Thanks so much to: Cass Tatum (1:02-9:50), Scott Amos (9:53-17:34), Austin Shepard (17:39-29:11), Tim Smith (29:12-42:59), Tatum Rice (43:01-49:19), and Brent Erickson (49:19-1:04:40) for coming on the show this week! Stay safe and be well, everybody!
This week, Grant Setnicka joins the show to discuss his journey in the cutting pen thus far. Grant talks about growing up a "city kid" in California and the road he took to becoming the head trainer for the J5 Horse Ranch. Having made the Open Futurity Finals a total of 9 times, Grant talks about what he looks for in a show horse and how he stays steady in the show pen. Thanks again to Grant for coming on the show.
This week, everyone is locked down and in self-quarantine so we decided to bring you a special episode. We begin the show talking about the impact of COVID-19 on the cutting and horse world as well, as what we have been doing with any extra time on our hands. We then, welcome Cullen Chartier to the chat (23:55) as we talk about Cullen making his first open Futurity finals in 2019 and what all has lead to this point in his career! Big thanks to Cullen for coming on! Be safe, everybody!
We have a special interview for you this week, with one of the hottest hands in the performance horse industry at this time: Adan Bañuelos of AB Performance Horses in Granbury, TX. Adan has been the leading money earning rider, over the last two show years (2018-2019) and has continued his streak of excellence in 2020. Adan is from a family of horsemen. Cutting is in his blood, and that is extremely evident in some of the anecdotes he shares on this episode.
On another Thursday evening edition of the Section K podcast, we talk about the dominating performance by team Beau Galyean Performance Horses, with Beau and Rodrigo both picking up championships at the Cattleman's. We also dig into the roll-back into the intermediate/limited rule that allows trainers to roll-back to those classes depending on earnings within the last few show years. We end the show talking about a cutting stud making a cameo in Yellowstone: season 3 on Paramount Network and a MLB pitcher, winning team-ropings under a fake name. Back to regular scheduled programming next week, we promise!
We are a little late this week, (apologies) but we wanted to make sure and take in the great cutting action that took place in Ardmore, Oklahoma. before recording this week's episode. We also discuss the great finals day at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions which concluded with the World's Greatest Horseman and World's Greatest Youth Horseman in Fort Worth, TX. Thanks for tuning in this week!
The Section K Podcast is officially a YEAR old! Thanks to all of our listeners for keeping this train rolling! This week, we chat all about the Open and Intermediate Open Finals at the Bonanza Cutting in Belton, TX. Lastly, we discuss the rollback eligibility for intermediate competition and what we think it means for the sport!