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Episode 46: Along for the ride with Ty Murray

Ty Murray – Nine-time World Champion professional rodeo cowboy talks Horsemanship and the need to respect the horse.

Ty Murray – Nine-time World Champion professional rodeo cowboy. He was one of the top rodeo contestants in the world from the late 1980s to early 2000s. He is an inductee of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the all-around category. He is one of the co-founders and a board adviser of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR). From 2005 to 2020, he was also a regular color commentator for several televised PBR events.

Episode 45: Along for the ride with Sarah Dawson

Sarah Dawson NRCHA Million Dollar Rider, 2022 Leading NRCHA professional

Sarah Dawson NRCHA Million Dollar Rider, 2022 Leading NRCHA professional with $376,819. 2020 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion. Sarah’s husband Chris is also a NRCHA Million Dollar Rider making Dawson Performance Horses a real powerhouse in the cow horse industry. Sarah is the daughter of Richard & Cheryl Winters, Richard is a well known clinician and horseman.   

Episode 44: Along for the ride with Anna Buffini

Anna Buffini: FEI Grand Prix Dressage Rider/Trainer. A rising star in USA Dressage

Anna Buffini: FEI Grand Prix Dressage Rider/Trainer. A rising star in USA Dressage, earned several top results early in the 2021 season with her Hanoverian mare, FRH Davinia La Douce, placing third in the FEI Grand Prix and FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3* at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival and third in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle. Andrea and Anna discuss the similarities and differences between Reining & Dressage. A great conversation about horsemanship and the love of horse.

Episode 43: Along for the ride with Wes Weslock

Wes Ashlock NCHA Western Bloodstock 2 Year Old High Seller $1.5M

Wes Ashlock from Abilene, TX. NCHA 2YO trainer with numerous NCHA Western Bloodstock high selling 2 year old prospects. 2022 High seller Hot Twice selling for a record $1,500,000.00 Wes has a NCHA LTE in excess of $500,000. His wife Lindy is also a very talented Non Pro with 2 Futurity finalist in 2023 and over $2M LTE with NCHA 

Episode 42: TRFAM 2022 Preview

2022 “The Run For A Million” Rider & Horse Review with Casey Deary, Corey Cushing, Shawn Flarida & Kain Emmons odds, predictions, rumors and background on the elite 16 rider/horse field.

Listen in on a conversation with Andrea and fellow professionals Casey Deary NRHA 3M Rider, Corey Cushing NRCHA 3M Rider, Shawn Flarida NRHA 6M Rider And Kain Emmons NRHA Professional/Judge discuss the 2022 The Run For A Million event. They share the horses they will ride and how they prepare. Kain provides a fans prospective on ‘his picks”, rumors and background on the 16 Elite NRHA riders and horses in this years event.  

Episode 41: Along for the ride with Tim McQuay

Tim McQuay, NRHA Hall Of Fame, 11 years as NRHA’s All-Time Leading Money Earner, First $3 Million Dollar Rider in the NRHA, along with playing a fundamental role in the Reining breeding industry He has devoted his time to educating numerous professionals and serving on committees in the NRHA as a judge, professional, owner & rider. Tim has developed a reputation as an innovative clinician and works closely with aspiring professionals and amateurs to foster the next generation of horsemen.

Episode 40: Along for the ride with Don Murphy

Don Murphy, NRCHA Hall Of Fame Member, “The Trainers Trainer”, Great conversation with Andrea the day after his first time showing a cow horse at the NRCHA Derby.

Don Murphy, NRCHA Hall Of Fame Member. Born and raised on a ranch in California, Don shadowed and learned from many of the great West Coast horsemen. As Don continued to build his reputation as a showman and trainer, other professionals took notice of his gift for “teaching” his sport. He is know as “The Trainers Trainer”. From Non Pros to many of the top trainers in the NRCHA, Don is the trusted eyes to those looking for improvement and understanding the cow horse and horsemanship.

Episode 40: Along for the ride with Shawn Flarida

Shawn Flarida & Andrea Fappani talk about the finer points of Horsemanship. With 14+ Million in NRHA earnings between the two of them this conversation gets into how these two riders communicate/understand their horses at the highest level of performance. Enjoy this unique conversation about the importance of horsemanship and how the very best learn and train their horses. This topic will get into greater detail with demonstration at the Teton Ridge “Along For The Ride™”  Symposium in Las Vegas Feb. 25, 26 & 27.

Episode 39: Horsemanship With Nick Dowers


Nick and Andrea get into horsemanship and its benefits for all disciplines at all levels. This conversation is a sample of how Nick Dowers, Shawn Flarida and Andrea will share decades of high level experiences in communicating and understanding the ways horses learn and perform in the upcoming Las Vegas Symposium in February 2022. Nick is a two time Road To The Horse and NRCHA Snaffle Bit Open Futurity Champion. Listen as Nick and Andrea discuss “Performance With Purpose”.

Episode 38: Along for the ride with Billie Bray

Billie Bray – Chief Marketing Officer and co-owner of the well know equine company Equibrand from Granbury TX. Equibrand represents Classic Equine, Classic Ropes, Rattler Ropes and Martin Saddlery. Bray is well-positioned to grow the Western industry while simultaneously Billie hopes to have an influence on other families to support the cowboy way of life.  “I hope I have encouraged parents to raise their kids to be cowboys or cowgirls, to be leaders and not followers.