If you interview one Roberts (aka our interview last week, Stacey Roberts), you should probably interview the other. Meet Dustin Roberts - husband to Stacey, dad to Sloan, has some great one-liners, is an all-around nice guy, and oh yeah... can be a pretty tough competitor in the cutting horse pen. When I first met Dusty (... am I allowed to call you by your barn name in this post?!) I remember thinking he had nerves of fricken' steel. The guy used to ride broncs back in the
The Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Futurity presented by Wrangler (say that five times fast please) is currently taking over down town Calgary. It's the last stop on the Canadian small futurity circuit, and if you don't know what I mean by "small futurity", you are a few posts behind and need to refresh yo'self here. Me, to everyone brave enough to walk into an aged event show pen. I know my American friends like to call Canada the land of moose, maple syrup and bone-chilling
Fall. Leaves are changing colour. Tights, chunky sweaters, and bad memes about Pumpkin Spice Latte's are coming into rotation. A time to reflect on change. Also known as... The season where you leave your house and it's freezing cold, and you come home and you're pouring sweat. But none of this matters, because you are a crazy horse human, and you are likely here reading this post because you are a special breed of crazy horse human - you are a crazy performance horse human.
If you haven’t heard the name “Dufurrena” before, after the astounding year the family has had, I bet you’ve heard it now. The Dufurrena family has been successfully breeding, raising, training and showing cutting horses for years. The family is helmed by NCHA Trainer Ed Dufurrena, a million dollar trainer, his wife Shona, and their two children, Brandon and Rieta. For the family, it’s all about the horses, and the success they have achieved can be attributed to a strong fami