Our 2018 Bonina Colt to Cow Connection contestants have been selected! Each trainer will step onto a 60-day colt and teach him to work a cow. Five head of cattle available per colt each day. Competitors will be judged 25 minutes Day 1, 20 minutes Day 2, 15 minutes for Finalists on Day 3. Winner will receive a champion buckle and cash prizes will be awarded to the top competitors. Select colts will be offered for sale after contest completion during the Cindy Severe Benefit Auction.
2018 Bonina Colt to Cow Connection Contestant…
Name: Shane Carlon, 27
Location: Whitt, TX
Currently Training At: Carlon Performance Horses
NCHA Lifetime Earnings: $46,674.30
# Years Training Horses to Work Cattle: 9
Background: Grew up ranching and rodeoing in Red Bluff, CA. Worked for Eddie Howard for 3 years before going out on his own. Currently specializes in 2 year olds and aged event horses.
First lesson you learned about putting a horse on a cow? “I learned the need to find release to the cow. Right thing easy, wrong thing difficult.”
Influences: “I’ve had many influences along the way but Eddie Howard would be my main influence. He taught me that it’s all about the cow.”
Expectations: “I’d like to do well of course, but the main thing I’m looking forward to is having fun and getting to share some of the knowledge I learned along the way. See Eltopia, WA while I’m at it. I think the 2 year old gets overshadowed most of the time, so it’s nice to see an event that is showcasing how it all starts. If we don’t do a good job at the beginning then the end result will suffer.”
To learn more about Carlon Performance Horses give Shane a call: 580-504-8878
Photo: Shane Carlon riding “WRJ Time After Time” at Bluebonnet Stakes Derby Finals in Brenham, TX.
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