rider must evaluate the cattle and nudge the horse in that direction.
Much of the rest of the process is up to the horse. Trainer Clark
demonstrated this fact by removing the bit and reins from his horse and
letting it do all the work with nothing but foot signals from Clark.
noted that beginner horses were not capable of this but that
well-trained, experienced horses should be able to cut the calves on
horse Clark used for the demonstration is owned by Dyson and is the
five- and six-year champion for the local Association.
interested in more rules of competition can visit the National Cutting
Horse Association’s website at www.nchacutting.com.
addition to the ranch, Dyson also operates a full-service outfitters.
Southern Legend Outfitters is the home of The Roost Hunting Preserve and
game preserve encompasses 6,500 acres along the Alabama and Mississippi
border. Lake Dancy covers 177 acres and is stocked with northern and
6,000-square-foot hunting lodge can accommodate up to 12 guests and is
available by reservation.
believes in buying local so he does about 90 percent of his business
with the Aliceville Farm Supply. He depends on the Co-op for feed,
minerals, stall equipment, pine and cedar shavings, feeders, water
buckets, as well as fencing materials.
Manager Glenn Lee noted that Dyson is one of the local store’s largest
interested in either the ranch or the outfitters may contact Dyson at
(205) 373-3147. Clark may be reached by calling (205) 246-6953. The
websites are www.theroost.com and www.southernlegendranch.com.
The ranch website has information about the studs that are available at
Sims is a freelance writer from Haleyville.