GOING TO THSRA FINALS!
"We have been cutting for only about a year now
and you taught us so much in one week!"
and Wayne Harris, Prosser, WA
"I could not have possibly found a better
place to come and learn the basics of cutting
and make the transition from polo. If I had not
found Leon I do not think I would have continued
~ Alison Colquhoun,
"What a great environment to be learning
in! The 6 or more horses that I rode while I was
there were all outstanding and I am forever
grateful to them. "
~Benn Watson, Scone,
"I worked 70 head of cattle on six horses in 3
days with Leon. I'm amazed at how much we
accomplished and feel so much more confident as
a cutter after having this experience!"
"After 4 days with Leon, he completely turned me around and got
me back on track!"
~Terri Gillat, Boulder, CO
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on Thursday, July 8, 2010 5:32 pm
The amount of inspiration and information provided in the
two DVDís is just tremendous. I love the way he has simply
broken down the sport of cutting into many fun games and
interesting manoeuvres while always staying straight to the
point. The DVDs were a true pleasure to view and I could
have kept watching and listening for many more hours.
Leon is a true horseman and a great teacher.
Well worth a look if you are keen to excel in Cutting!!
Chris Robinson said...
on Monday, July 12, 2010 6:40 pm
What a terrific video, I have watched it over and over
again. I learn something new each time I watch it. This is
definitely a must if you ever want to enter a cutting show.
He walks you through step by step all the way up through the
first cutting horse show. How fortunate of me to have found
this video, and while you are at it, go visit him in
Springtown for one of his clinics. I couldn't believe the
progress I made in such a short amount of time.
on Monday, July 12, 2010 7:23 pm
Cutters know it can be chicken one day and feathers the
next. If you want to build the foundation that will make you
a better cutter, buy the video, watch it and practice! It
provides insights and exercises that are key to your
improvement. Leon makes the complex simple and the difficult
fun. Definitely a keeper!
JR Godwin said...
on Thursday, July 15, 2010 1:25 pm
This is by far the best tape I have found on cutting and
horsemanship. A tape that will improve all levels of riders.
I use his techniques every day in the training pin and at
the show. Leon is a true master. A down to earth man. He has
changed the way I ride forever. Best money I ever spent.
June 14, 2010
Hi Mr. Harrel,
We are coming over from Australia to attend the Summer
Spectacular and to have a look around. We have your tape
"Serious Horseplay For Amateur Cutters". I run a lot of
beginner clinics here in Australia and found your DVD is
very invaluable to me as far as helping beginners. While we
are in the US I would love to meet you and have a talk with
Thank you very much, I'm much looking
forward to your reply
I would be glad to recommend the DVD to anyone who would like
to learn about a cutting horse. You can immediately see that
Leon is a man who cares about his horses and loves to teach
people to ride them. He comes across as your next door
neighbor who is helping you out on whatever you need. I also
very much enjoyed talking to you. I feel like we're old
friends. The professional way both of you handle your
business is a nice change from today's marketing. I hope to
be able to afford to come to Texas in the future and learn
from the master.
Thanks for everything
Your DVD arrived yesterday, watched it last night and
thought it was one the best I have seen, a lot of good
~ Charna Graham
Top Trainers Productions
New South Wales
I have received my dvd thank you, absolutely love it.
Watched dvd 2-3 times today while doing the chores. Would
love to come to one of your clinics when we get to the USA,
your love of your horses and cutting is evident throughout
the dvd congratulations.
Dear Mr. Leon,
I have spent a lot of money on cutting videos trying to
learn how to do this, and I have to say that your video is
hands down the best I have ever watched. The other videos on
the market seem to be aimed more at professional trainers
than amateurs, which make them pretty useless to guys like
me that just don't know as much as professional trainers do.
I always seem worse off and I confuse my horse in the
process after I try to follow them. I was amazed at what a
great value I got for my money with 2 discs and all that
information. Thank you so very much for making yourself
available to me and the rest of us affordably, especially in
this economy. I watch your video every night, and I keep
picking up something new each time. I hope you continue to
make more so I can keep learning from the best!
~ Clem Hopper
Just starting out in Cutting myself and fast realizing
how much there is to learn, I was very excited to hear that
Leon had brought out a new DVD.
I have heard a lot about Leon, and also read his book. This
DVD was just perfect for me, it explained the very basics
including choice of equipment and goes on to help you with
the horsemanship maneuvers as well. It has given me the
confidence to join my first Cutting club and to hopefully
progress to where I am competent enough to compete. I highly
recommend this video, it is very easy to watch and it is a
chance to learn from one of the world's best in your very
own living room.
~ Lee Woodland Ė Natural Equipment,
Good evening Alex and Leon,
First, the video is better than billed. I played it last
night about 4 times. Every time I watched it, I thought -
man, this is really good stuff! Leon, you are a true expert
and with that stint in California, some the Hollywood magic
must have rubbed off on you. I got up this morning, made
coffee, opened the DVD case and realized that the case
contained two disks. I had reviewed the second disk four
times last night.
Now before you fall out of your chair rolling on the floor
laughing, I have to tell you I was pretty excited. I had
another DVD to study and that made me a very happy guy.
About the time I put the video on and started watching,
Pammie called. Now it just doesn't get any better than that.
You know what I mean about the video - when you meet Pammie
you'll know the rest of the story.
My day started off on such a high note that I'm still trying
to see the bottom of the clouds. Heck, after watching the
first DVD in the set this morning, I even called Sean Ryon's
Saddle Shop looking for a Buster Welch Cutter #5 "Leon
Harrel " saddle - Yes Leon, I paid attention to the first
DVD too:) The smile on your face told me you were as high in
the clouds as me when it came to that saddle.
I can't tell you how much we are looking forward to spending
time with you. I would love to spend a week or two with you.
My very Best Regards,
~ Alton R. Davis
Boy I wish you could have heard Steve when he was watching
the video for review. He loved it so much he was literally "hoopin
and hollerin" so to speak.(He gets excited like a little boy
on things he likes even at his age).He even referred to Leon
as his " New Guru". Then he went straight to the barn to try
some of the things he learned from Leon on his own "green
broke little rescue horse".
He especially loved how Leon kissed his horse, and talked
about owning a pretty horse. (Steve loves to own a pretty
horse! Many of his trainer friends tell him it's not
important what the horse looks like, nor would they ever
kiss their horse). Well Steve kisses his "pretty horse" all
the time, HA!
At any rate, want you to know that even though you are an
advertiser, our review was done with total honesty, And
Steve feels very strong that all horsemen can benefit from
this video, not just cutting folks. Congratulations on a
I can't wait myself to watch it an learn some new things.
Here is the link to the e-magazine,
the review is on page 40.
~ Vicki Long
Texas Horse Talk editor Steve Long reviews
"Serious Horseplay for Amateur Cutters":
"It is jammed packed with invaluable tips you just
won't get anywhere else. You don't have to own a cutting
horse or even ever have the intention of separating a cow
from the herd. You are sure to benefit no matter what your
equine sport. This video is a horsemanship essential -
period, and end of story."
Here is the link to the
E-Magazine, the review is on page 40.
Editor, Texas Horse Talk
"I am not new to the horse world but I am new to the
cutting world. What I have learned from the cutting part of
this DVD alone is a tremendous help in making the transition
from non-cutter to cutter much easier. Thanks Alex and Leon
for continuing my education."
~ Bill Walton
Manager, Trainer, Instructor
Office : 817.523.5221