Cow Horse to Head Horse Breakaway Session
Dakota K

On this 4-year-old cow horse, Dakota Kirchenschlager addresses the horse’s tendency to get “busy.” Kirchenschlager emphasizes avoiding a fight and creating scenarios for success.

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About Dakota Kirchenschlager

Based in Whitesboro, Texas, Kirchenschlager is an accomplished team roper and respected rope horse trainer. A three-time NFR qualifier and 2011 Resistol Rookie Heeler of the Year, Kirchenschlager made his first appearance at the NFR at age 21, in 2012. He returned to Vegas in 2014 and 2016, and along the way he has won the most coveted titles in the business. Since then, Kirchenschlager has dedicated himself to the art of horsemanship and training young rope horses, winning the coveted American Rope Horse Futurity Association World Championship on X My Itch in 2020. Kirchenschlager uses lessons from reiners, reined cow horse trainers and ropers alike, with an emphasis on the importance of keeping horses responsive and liking their job.

In his new series available exclusively on Roping.com, Kirchenschlager covers a variety of information important to ropers training their next horse or talented futurity prospects.

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