~ Barbra Schulte & Sandy Collier ~
~ Dramatically improve your ~
Herdwork, Cow Work, Horse Communicaton,
Mental & Showing Skills 
~For Riders who show in ~
Cutting, Working Cow Horse, or Ranch Horse Versatility Events

 Hello and Welcome!

We have led parallel lives via different routes ... Barbra in Cutting & Personal Performance Coaching ... Sandy in Working Cow Horse & Life Coaching.  We are thrilled to come together to share our combined life's knowledge & our passion for coaching riders.

We both know the power of growing cow working & horse communication skills hand-in-hand with mental strategies. Whether you ride only cutting horses, or you are in a discipline in which you do boxing & down the fence classes, we can help you grow and then blend your technical skills with the mental skills of world class riders for amazing results.

Come ... ride with us ... advance your cattle & horse communication skills ... and learn to show with authority ... at this upcoming High Performance Clinic at the Circle T Arena, Hamilton, Texas.
and Sandy

This Clinic is for Riders Who Wish to Dramatically Improve Their Performance in the Show Arena in Working Cow Horse, Cutting & Ranch Versatility

  • Make a Cut With Authority as you will learn how to see which cow to cut in a group of cattle, drive a cow, set up the cow, position your horse for the cut, control a cow and coordinate your hands and feet.
  • Work a Cow With Rhythm as you learn how to sit, use your feet, keep your position correct, control a cow, hold the line, navigate the ends correctly and know when to quit.
  • Acquire the Mental Skills of World Class Athletes  ... You will develop a deeper understanding of the mind-body-emotion connection. Throughout all riding sessions you will practice and apply research-based, easy-to-learn mental and acting tools to call up confidence, calmness and authority at will ... in any situation. This is what allows your technical skills to come to life in the show pen.
  • If You Compete in Boxing &/or Going Down the Fence, Become Skilled as you learn position, control, angles and techniques for different kinds of cattle as well as proper use of hands and feet.
  • Achieve Softness, Collection and Feel With Your Horse as you learn exercises to warm up your horse that develop guiding, steering, collection, patience and relaxation.




Riding levels are welcome ranging from "advanced beginner" up through intermediate and advanced in cow related events.


Must have significant training in cutting and/or working cow horse (have been shown or are ready to show in a cattle event.)



*Working Cow Horse

*Ranch Horse Versatility


Barbra and Sandy are both Honorees in the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame.

Barbra is an NCHA Derby Champion, a 5/6 NCHA Superstakes Champion, a Certified Personal Performance Coach and in the NCHA Member's Hall of Fame. Barbra lives in Brenham, Texas.

Sandy is an NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion, an AQHA World Champion and a Certified Life Coach.  She is in the NRCHA Hall of Fame. She is an NRCHA judge. Sandy lives in Santa Maria, California.  



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High Performance Clinic
Circle T Arena
Hamilton, Texas
Clinic Fee: $1195
Auditors Welcome (see below)
Monday Afternoon, Sept. 18
1:00 PM Start
In Depth Mental Skills Training Workshop
Lecture/Discussion/Workbook & Dinner
Tues. & Wed., Sept. 19 & 20
2 Full Days of Riding
Clinic Participants will be broken  up into 2 small groups.
Each small group will ride 2/x in the morning and 2/x in the afternoon.
On Tuesday morning, both small groups will experience one session of herdwork exercises with Barbra & one session of horse warm up, suppling, collection and guiding exercises with Sandy.
On Tuesday afternoon and all day Wednesday, depending on your preference, you may:
* Focus on cow work with Barb ... flag, making cuts & working out of the herd *Or focus on boxing/going down the fence with Sandy
*Or a combo of both!
Auditors Are Welcome
Mon. Mental Skills Workshop + dinner $149
Mon. Workshop+1 day additional+meals $225
All three days auditing + meals
"  ... I have always been fiercely competitive and although that can be a good source of "drive" to work hard and improve, it sometimes got in the way of me enjoying what I was doing - especially when things didn't go well.
Our conversation in Parkfield about why we ride and what our horses mean to us really helped me step back and realize that I was robbing myself of the blessings and joy that exist in riding when my only goal was to "win" and nothing short of that was acceptable.
... I have such a different approach to every ride now. I was able to experience TRUE JOY when I showed Zack for the first (and second) time last month because my focus wasn't on the win but on the ride!! And I was able to extend that to each piece of my pattern & cow work when I looked at my score sheets; I celebrated the pluses and looked at the deductions as areas to focus on for improvement.
My attitude is so different and I am enjoying it all so much more.
THANK YOU to both of you Barbra Schulte and Sandy Collier for sharing your wisdom with us and helping us be truly confident cowgirls!!"   ~PF
Sandy and Barbara delivered an intense, interactive event with one’s horse.  Their combined knowledge surpassed my expectations for the weekend and I am grateful for the knowledge they shared with us. 
....... Each of them ensured every question was answered and issue addressed.  They demonstrated several valuable, new techniques to enhance our riding skills and performance.
High on the list of enjoyment was the camaraderie we all shared towards our common objective to make improvements where possible and move forward with confidence.  As it turns out, so many of us encounter the same joys, fears, doubts, and competitive spirit towards our goals to achieve. 
The initial presentation Barbara guided us through on Friday set the stage for open forum among the participants. There, techniques were explained to honestly self-evaluate one’s attitude, reduce stress and mentally prepare for a positive, successful ride.
Both Sandy and Barbara transmit a casual, “no problem, let’s do it again” approach to horse training.  It removed so much of the mental chaos so many of us struggle with. 
The clinic was well organized, flexible as to subject matter and professional.  I’m penciling in September for the next tentative clinic date and look forward to working with these two, consummate cowgirls again." ~JI
"You are both are tremendous clinicians. The knowledge and techniques you presented at the clinic just added countless 'layers'  to my learning curve.  I can't thank you enough for giving me the opportunity to experience so much enjoyment and extraordinary wisdom."  ~BC


I  just returned home from the first show since the clinic and I wanted to share the success story - I rode in one class each of 3 days and got both lead changes all 3 days!  ... But I am here before you so very grateful for your time and patience and encouragement and and and..... the list goes on ... Cant thank you enough and wanted to share!

The clinic at Hamilton was wonderful and I understand now that the mental skills and scripting are a process and you dont learn overnight, but I was able to actualize some even this first show.  We still have a ways to go, but the scores were consistent and competitive .......
I used the whoa back and tight circle backing up appropriately during my warm up and "Blast" did not dance in the center in anticipation before either of the 3 classes!  That alone is huge.  Not sure if it was because I wasn't shaking as usual or because of the "training trick" but after the fact, I can say,  it feels really really good...
My words have not expressed the depth of my appreciation for you and for Barb - you two have taken what was rare pessimism and turned it into hope!!  Thanks! ~SH


"I want to share an experience at my first show after the clinic that demonstrates my improvement with riding/showing.

I used Sandy's baseball diamond/steering exercise during my warm-up, did Barb's mental preparation and herdwork. We made good cuts. I could think about the flow of the herd and stayed in good position.

As I rode out my first thought was - the clinic really helped me! Spending 3 days working and mentally practicing skills at the clinic singnificantly improved my riding." ~AP


"I just want to say how much I enjoyed this clinic. I left with such great new information that tricles over into all I do. You two are a dynamic duo of teaching and encouragement." ~MU


"Thank you so much for such an awesome clinic. I'm so excited, grateful and happy about what we got done ... I really admire what you can get done with every horse and rider ... and how many approaches you have for each problem." ~SB


"Wow!  The clinic was beyond fabulous!  ~DH