cutting program


The Cutting Program at Prairie Oak has been thoughtfully developed over many years, with numerous rider successes to its credit. Many highly successful Canadian cutters got their start with Cub, and many new riders and experienced riders have discovered the special joy that comes from good horses, good teaching, good riding and good fun. The ranch also hosts International cutters on a regular basis.


Cub is the first woman to hold the Canadian Open Title in 2008 as well as finishing Top 20 in the NCHA World Finals. Andrea, her student of four years, won the NCHA World $2, K-limit rider title. This was the first World Title for a Canadian to achieve. Another of Cub’s students, Jim Wilson finished top 15 at the same NCHA World Finals in the same class.

In 2011, Cub travelled to Tamworth, New South Wales, to the Cutting/Cowhorse Futurity to coach one of her Aussie students who had spent six months with her in Canada. During the time he had returned to Australia and started his futurity horse, he sent videos back to Cub, which she would critique with a voice-over and return – effectively continuing her training program from across the globe. Gavin was just a few horses shy of making the finals and this was his first time ever to train and show a futurity horse. Both Cub and Gavin were very proud of his accomplishments.

Critique by Video
Do you live too far away to attend lessons or a clinic taught by Cub? There is an opportunity for some select students to benefit from Critique by Video. This idea originated with her student, Gavin, in Australia and was renewed again after she returned from doing a series of clinics in Australia and Tasmania. Her students continue their lessons by sending videos and having them returned with voice-over corrections and positive input. This type of distance education is proving to be a valuable asset to many of Cub’s students.