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Ask Tom Anything

Do you have a training or related question for Tom McCutcheon? Each month, the staff at Tom McCutcheon’s Virtual Horse Help will choose several questions for Tom or a guest to answer. To send in your questions, simply submit this form.

Tom McCutcheon – Butt Chapped

With all the riding Tom McCutcheon does, how does he keep from getting his butt chapped? Tom answers this in the latest “Ask Tom Anything” video.

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Tom McCutcheon – Would He Try Any Horse

Tom McCutcheon talks with us on whether he would try any horse, regardless of breeding in this latest Ask Tom Anything. Check out Tom’s video!

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Tom McCutcheon – Stay Focused

Tom McCutcheon talks about how he stays focused in this latest “Ask Tom Anything” video! Check out Tom’s video!

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Tom McCutcheon – How Much is Too Much When Training

Tom McCutcheon talks about how much is too much training for a 2 or 3 year old. Check out Tom’s latest video!

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Tom McCutcheon – How to Grow Your Program

Tom McCutcheon gives us some tips on how to grow your program in this latest “Ask Tom Anything.” Check out Tom’s video!

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Tom McCutcheon – Have You Ever Felt Like Quitting

  As successful as Tom McCutcheon has become, we wondered if there was ever a time he had felt like quitting. Tom’s latest video is ready for your viewing.

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Tom McCutcheon – Would You Go Back to Level 1

Tom McCutcheon discusses why he would never go back to L1. Check out Tom’s video!

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Tom McCutcheon – A Few Special Horses

Tom McCutcheon has ridden many horses in his life. In this latest video, Tom mentions a few of the ones that stick out in his mind. Check out Tom’s video!

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Tom McCutcheon – How to Build a Facility

Tom McCutcheon talks with us on most important factors to build a facility. Check out Tom’s video!

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Tom McCutcheon – Do You Really Make Money

Tom McCutcheon answers the question, “Do you really make money?” in this latest “Ask Tom Anything!” Check out Tom’s video!

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Tom McCutcheon – How Did You Choose This Career

How did Tom McCutcheon decide to be a trainer? Was there one special horse that made him want to train? Check out Tom’s latest video to find out the answers!

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Tom McCutcheon – How to Stay at This Level

Tom McCutcheon has been competing at the highest level for years. How does he do it? Tom gives his tips for staying and competing at the higher levels. Check out …

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Tom McCutcheon – Will This Be a Big Time Horse

With the NRHA Futurity beginning today, everyone is hoping their hard work and training produces the next “big time horse.” How can you tell if your horse has the right …

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Tom McCutcheon – Do You Still Love Horses?

Tom McCutcheon has been in the horse industry his whole life. His love of horses began at an early age. Tom talks with us about his love of  horses today. …

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Tom McCutcheon – One Do-Over With a Horse

Have you ever wanted to go back in time and take your skills and knowledge you have now and apply them to a horse from your past? Well, that’s what …

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What I Look for in an Employee – Tom McCutcheon

Integrity. The biggest characteristic that Tom McCutcheon looks for in an employee. Tom talks about other characteristics he values in an employee as well in this latest Ask Tom Anything …

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Do You Prefer One Type of Horse Over Another

In our latest, “Ask Tom Anything” video, Tom talks with us about different types of horses and his personal preference. See if your preference matches up with Tom’s preference.

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Most Common Non Pro Mistakes Made at Horse Shows

  Do you get nervous in the pen? Tom McCutcheon has some advice on how to calm your nerves and how to show your horse. In this “Ask Tom Anything” …

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What Kind of Maintenance Do You Use for Older Horses

At some point in our lives, we may all find ourselves needing to maintain an older horse. Do you have a plan for the different maintenance that older horses need? …

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What Kind of Advice Would You Give Someone Wanting to Become a Reining Trainer

  Have you ever thought about becoming a reining trainer? Would you like some advice? You are in the right place! In this new, “Ask Tom Anything,” Tom gives some …

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How Has Reining Changed in the Last 20 Years

In this “Ask Tom Anything,” Tom McCutcheon talks to us about how reining has changed over the last 20 years.

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Tom McCutcheon’s Favorite Reining Run

Tom McCutcheon discusses his favorite reining run and why in this new “Ask Tom Anything” video.

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Tom McCutcheon Talks About His Horse Hero

Tom tells us about who his hero is in this “Ask Tom Anything” video.

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How to set up your reining pattern

Tom talks about how he sets up his reining patterns.

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What to do if things feel like they’re falling apart at the horse show.

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What to do when your horse anticipates or is anxious about the turnaround or lead change

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Keeping a Performance Horse Sound in Mind and Body

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How to teach a horse to keep its front end moving during the stop

How to teach a horse to keep its front end moving during the stop Ask Tom Anything is brought to you by Absorbine. Do you have a question you would like …

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How to School A Horse’s Spins in the Show Pen

Tom McCutcheon discusses how to school a horses spins in the show pen This question was asked by Virtual Horse Help member Catherine Brown- Swain. Ask Tom Anything is brought …

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At What Age Did Tom Start His Professional Career?

Tom talks about when he went out on his own as a professional trainer.

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What to Look For in a Reining Prospect

Tom McCutcheon discusses what should be considered when purchasing a reining prospect.

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What to Look For In A First Reiner

Tom McCutcheon discusses what should be considered when purchasing a reiner for the first time.   This question was asked by Virtual Horse Help member Bryce Clark. Ask Tom Anything …

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Tom and Dell answer more member questions

Tom McCutcheon and Dell Hendricks answer more questions in part 2 of this segment. One member asks, “What do I do with my two horses that are having problems with …

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Member Question: Preparing young horses for training

Virtual Horse Help member writes: When working with weanlings and yearlings what do you do to prepare them for getting started? ie. lunging, tying, etc. Joe Schmidt, a trainer at …

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Tom and Dell answer user questions

Watch this video as Tom McCutcheon and guest speaker Dell Hendricks answer member questions about choosing a reining stallion for breeding and advice on dealing with lead changes during a …

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Member Question: Lunging Troubleshooting

Member Question: Lunging Troubleshooting Anna L writes: Hello there, I have a 4 year old QH mare who I am training to do English and I have hit a wall. …

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Member Q & A Episode II

Tom McCutcheon’s Virtual Horse Help “Ask Tom Anything” member questions answered:  Episode II. Click HERE for Episode I. Tom McCutcheon takes questions from the members of Tom McCutcheon’s Virtual Horse …

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Collected or not Collected in Spins – Tom McCutcheon

Tom answers Heike’s question about if Tom would prefer his horse to not be as collected in the face and spin faster, or be collected and spin slower.

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Ask Tom – Traveling with Leg Wraps

Sam writes in asking about using leg wraps when traveling with your horses.

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Ask Tom – Fresh Horse and More

Tom answers 3 questions: Should I let a friend ride my horse? How do I find the right bit for my horse? Why isn’t my horse paying attention?

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Ask Tom – Should I Tie Up My Horse

Tom talks about how it is perfectly okay to tie-up your horse and when is not a good time to do it.

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Ask Tom – Lights During Winter

Shelly from Arkansas asks Tom about using lights on your horses during the winter seasons.

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Ask Tom – Olympics

Brent is curious about the future of reining and its involvement in the Olympics.

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Ask Tom – Halter Choice

Tom answers Becky’s question about choices of halters for her horse.

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Ask Tom – Choosing Feed

Tom gives insight on how to choose the correct feed.

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