Brad Lund and Dakota Kirchenschlager's "Rule of Three"

Brad Lund and Dakota Kirchenschlager talk about their three-day-at-a-time approach to training and how they implement it.

Horseman Brad Lund and Dakota Kirchenschlager learned the wisdom of “The Rule of Threes” from some legendary horsemen. They talk about their three-day-at-a-time approach to training and how they implement it.


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Lund is a professional horseman who’s made his mark at American Quarter Horse Association, National Reined Cow Horse Association and American Rope Horse Futurity Association events for years. The 17-time World Champion has won three Superhorse titles. Lund also loves to rope, and competes at USTRC and World Series of Team Roping events. He operates Brad Lund Performance Horses out of La Cygne, Kansas, with his wife, Amy, and son, Garett. 


Kirchenschlager is an accomplished team roper and respected rope horse trainer. He is from Whitesboro, Texas. Kirchenschlager is a three-time National Finals Rodeo (NFR) qualifier and 2011 Resistol Team Roping Rookie of the Year in heeling. He made his first appearance at the NFR at age 21, in 2012. He returned to Vegas in 2014 and 2016, and has won the most coveted titles in the business. Kirchenschlager has done crossover training, using lessons learned from reiners, reined cow horse trainers and ropers alike, with an emphasis on the importance of keeping horses responsive and liking their job.

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