Cowhorse Full Contact

Cowhorse Full Contact, LLC

Cowhorse Full Contact is a podcast hosted by Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday and produced by Ben Self & Performance Horse Central. In each episode, Chris and Russell interview people involved in the Performance Horse Industry and discuss cow horse stories and topics with guests that can help people in the Performance Horse Industry. Cowhorse Full Contact is a production of Cowhorse Full Contact, LLC. read less
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Kenny Pugh, Sr. Interview - Presented by Arena Werks
Nov 22 2022
Kenny Pugh, Sr. Interview - Presented by Arena Werks
Chris and Russell interview NRCHA Hall of Famer and Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion, Kenny Pugh, Sr.  Born in 1938, Kenny Pugh grew up in LeGrande, California. His family had a ranch in the mountains, in Squaw Valley, and he had some ranching relatives. At thirteen, he began going to Idaho to work with a relative, and when he was fifteen he never went home. He began cowboying, mainly in the high country, where at times, it could get as cold as forty below. He moved back to California, working on a large ranch for Jack Reynolds. “I cowboyed and broke colts,” Kenny explained. “In the winter, we did a lot of leather work. At the time, I was only interested in rodeos.” In 1961, Jack took Kenny to the fair to watch the stock horse classes. While watching the class, he decided that he could do it. Kenny met a young trainer at that show. Greg Ward and Kenny became friends, oftentimes traveling to shows and sharing rooms. “I’d pick Greg’s brain quite a bit,” said Kenny. Kenny worked on that ranch for five years, but when many people started bringing horses by to be trained, he decided it was time to try to make it on his own. Later on, in the 1970s, Kenny had a mare named Minnie Gal, whom he won a lot with. She later produced Kenny’s Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion, Sanpeppy Smoke. Kenny had many other Snaffle Bit finalists, Top Ten finishes, and a Reserve Championship in 1979. Arena Werks (Snodgress Equipment) (800) 644-3724 arenawerksinfo@sbcglobal.net https://arenawerks.com/ https://www.facebook.com/arena.werks
Jon Roeser Interview - Presented by Triple Crown Feed
Oct 20 2022
Jon Roeser Interview - Presented by Triple Crown Feed
Million Dollar Rider Jon Roeser takes his place in the National Reined Cow Horse Association Hall of Fame, joining his father, Jim, and oldest brother, Dan. The Roeser family is a legacy within the NRCHA. The Meridian, Idaho trainer doesn’t remember a day when he was not horseback with his father or three brothers completing a number of chores on their ranch in Idaho. Gifted with starting young horses as well as riding broncs in the rodeo arena, for some time, Roeser considered becoming a rodeo athlete instead of a horse trainer. His dad’s suggestion to apprentice with other reined cow horse trainers turned the tide. Roeser moved to California and first worked with Benny Guitron and then Greg Ward, both NRCHA Hall of Fame members and masters of cow horse. He rode with Ward for several years, soaking up knowledge and learning not only horsemanship but how to run a horse training business. In 1984, Roeser struck out on his own and trained out of California before moving back to Idaho in 2016. The Hall of Fame horseman is known for his smooth showmanship skills and ability to take a horse from homegrown to the winner’s circle. With more than $1.6 million dollars in reined cow horse earnings, Roeser has claimed every major NRCHA event champion title, including the 1990 Snaffle Bit Futurity, as well as the 2005 World’s Greatest Horseman win. He’s given back to the association through his time serving on the board of directors and through the NRCHA limited aged events, cattle, ground, ethics, and executive committees. Triple Crown Feed: http://www.triplecrownfeed.com/ (800) 451-9916 info@triplecrownfeed.com https://www.facebook.com/TripleCrownFeed
Jim Jirkovsky Interview
Mar 20 2022
Jim Jirkovsky Interview
Chris Dawson and Russell Dilday interview Jim Jirkovsky! From breeding to judging, Jim Jirkovsky has been involved in virtually every facet of the Appaloosa industry for more than four decades. From his high school days when he would sneak out of class to go to rodeos, a deep passion for horses was instilled in him, turning into his life's work and a mindset that revolves around showing everyone how good an Appaloosa is can be. An ApHC-carded judge since 1987, Jim has served multiple terms on the national board of directors, has supported and served his regional club loyally for decades, and was recognized for his contributions beyond his barn throughout the region over a long period by his induction into the Nebraska Hall of Fame.       Known to be a formidable competitor in the show ring, "Cowboy Jim" had many wins that predated the national pointed system, and since 1979/1980 has amassed a staggering 9,646.3 open points in everything from Halter to Reining to Driving and Heritage, and shown more than 400 horses to 334 Top Tens, 38 National Championships and Reserves, and 45 World Championships and Reserves. But it is the mentoring, coaching, and training that have helped his clients and friends achieve their highest goals that he is most proud of.  Exhibiting, training, and coaching for years, Jim has played a significant role in producing 12 World's Best Appaloosas, three Iron Horse Award winners, and two of the only 16 Appaloosas in history to earn Gold Medallions. Ready with advice and assistance, Jim has lived daily as a mentor in every arena. He has represented the Appaloosa breed as an ambassador in open competitions, venues, and events worldwide.