THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED OUR 2nd ANNUAL
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The Bill Riddle
"True Grit" Cutting Clinic, held at the breathtaking, historic, 75,000
acre, Buena Vista Ranch, north of Las Vegas, New Mexico, was
huge success! Many scenes from the movie True Grit, with Jeff Bridges, were
filmed at the ranch and clinic participants had the opportunity to tour the ranch
and see where it all happened!
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what participants had to say about this incredible opportunity!
EYE TO EYE Story by Susan Morrison Photography by Ross Hecox Article appeared in the April, 2011 issue of Western Horseman magazine.
Bill Riddle explains how
adjusting to your horse’s natural instincts builds
better lines of communication and improves
Just as the language barrier
can be a concern for international travelers,
communication problems can also arise between a
rider and horse. Learning how the horse thinks, and
even how it sees, can be a big benefit to every
Bill Riddle has spent more than 30 years training
cutting horses, and along the way he’s discovered
certain equine characteristics that help him
overcome that communication gap. In fact, those
traits have helped Riddle successfully develop
training and teaching methods that give his horses
and his customers consistent lessons.
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Bill Riddle has been a professional cutting horse trainer for 30 years. In that time horses he’s trained and shown have won in excess of $4,000,000+ in the cutting show arena. His customer’s have won an additional $2,100,000. Bill was
a history teacher for 10 years prior to becoming a cutting horse trainer. That teaching experience, has allowed him to be one of the industry’s premier instructors. His clinics have been well attended since the first one in 1984. He has conducted clinics in Texas, New Mexico, California, Ohio, Idaho, Oklahoma, Canada, and Australia. Highly respected by his peers, Bill has served the National Cutting Horse Association at every level. He has been an area director, and chaired both the Limited Age Committee and the Sales Committee. He has served as Vice President of the NCHA two times and as President for the 2007 term. Bill wrote the original Casebook used by the NCHA Judges Department to train judges.
My Stylish Playgirl and Bill Riddle
Marking a 227 at the 2008 PCCHA Futurity
in the Trainer Leg of the Pro Am Class.
My Stylish Playgirl is Owned by Glenn and Debbie Drake.