After running two 16.4s at Festival Western de St-Tite, the largest rodeo on the IPRA circuit, Thomas and Verily Six Bugs sit first in the average above some 98 horses. The duo currently sit above 4-time World Champion Mesa Leavitt, as well as current World #1 Natalie Overholt. Thomas took home second in the first round and, as of yesterday, was sitting second in the second round. The pair will race for the big bucks in the finals on Sunday.
With all of this success, Thomas must be doing something pretty special at home when she starts her horses. She trained Tanner and has trained many of her other great horses. Find out her secrets and her methods below:
What are your training philosophies? How do you start a horse and what are your beliefs on how fast to bring a horse along?
Any that I have raised I will start at some point when they are two.