'Horse Whisperer' joins Garden City Farm and Ranch Show
The original "Horse Whisperer" Curt Pate will be joining the Garden City Farm and Ranch Show in Garden City Jan. 27 to 29 for clinics on tips and tricks on training your cattle and horses.
This Montana rancher and cattleman has fine-tuned the art of training your animals in a low-stress environment with no cattle prods or whips, which helps both the process of the training, and the attitudes of the animals.
According to Pate, when working with an animal--either horses or cattle-- in order to work them you must put pressure on the animal. "We all think about training our horse to be a better barrel horse, or team roping horse, but no one ever thinks about training our cattle."
Pate says his goal is to teach modern ranchers traditional livestock handling methods used 100 years ago. Back then, there were fewer corrals and fences, and a ranch manager didn't spend as much time on a computer as with livestock.
After the 1998 film "The Horse Whisperer," which Pate was involved in, was released he began to focus more on cattle to help the daily work on a ranch with the low-stress work methods.
Curt Pate's ability as an effective communicator makes him one of the most sought after clinicians on both the national and international scene, and has been selected by the American Quarter Horse Association to serve as an AQHA Professional Horseman as well as their Regional Experience Clinician.
The Stweardship & Stockmanship program at the 2011 Garden City Farm and Ranch Show is presented by The National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Land O' Lakes/Purina Feed and www.MidAmericaAgNetwork.com.