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February 9, 2014

Making the cut

Susie Koser isn’t sure how she got to where she is in the cutting horse business – she just got there


“It takes a team to show a horse, that’s for sure,” Koser said. “There are veterinarians, helpers, trainers; it takes a team to show a horse for just two and a half minutes.”

Cutting horse competitions are not cheap, which has forced her to become a good budgeter of not only her money, but her time.

“Entry fees alone for the Abilene event were close to $2,000,” Koser said. “You have to schedule your work time and your money, so everything gets done.”

She says she bought her mare Scooters Stylish Kit, nicknamed Fiona, three years ago as a 3-year-old on a recommendation from Hansma. Koser said she has won three championships and two reserve championships aboard Fiona.

After a successful run with the horse, it may be time for the horse to move into a division for other horses. Koser says when mares get to be about 6 years old, they are normally replaced and a younger horse purchased.

“At the end of Fiona’s sixth year, I will sell her and leave it up to Paul to find another young horse so I can continue to compete in Age Events for as long as I can,” Koser said.

Living just 15 minutes from her training grounds at the Bar H Ranch gives her the opportunity to ride and exercise the horse before work and do a little training as well. She has a busy schedule the next couple of months, competing at Bonanza in Glen Rose later this month and at the Cattleman’s competition in Graham in March. She will travel to Fort Worth in April to take part in the National Cutting Horse Super Stakes, the second jewel in the organization’s Triple Crown.

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