Nipomo, CA: I had the great opportunity to go to Gary Leffew’s Ranch earlier this week to get my riding form back together so I could go win again. After just one evening and morning of training with stationary drills and on the drop barrel I got on and rode two bulls with total ease. It felt great to get things back together so I can now go and win again.

Even though I had been to Gary’s place a couple times before I think this time around I learned more then I ever did in the other times combined. In rodeo and bull riding most of us don’t have coaches. I now consider Gary and his son Brett my coaches and any time I need help riding I’ll be talking to them to get things back together quicker with less down time.

The help is out there, we just have to use it.

Just like one of Gary and Brett’s most successful students: Luke Snyder

Here’s a video of Luke Snyder winning the PBR World Finals in 2001 which was his rookie season:

Ten years later Luke winning the Last Cowboy Standing Event in Las Vegas for over $200,000. This video shows Gary’s “Into the Hand” move and how well Luke does it. You can see how when he is a bit behind with it too it whips his head back. Outstanding ride though.

Tonight the 18th PBR World Finals starts at the Thomas & Mack Center. Is anyone coming to watch the finals this weekend? Be sure to tune in tomorrow night to watch the second round of the World Finals as well with a few of the Canadian bulls being out that night.

For more information from Gary check out or YouTube for his instructional videos because there is a ton of learning in them for anyone.

I’ll have another story coming up soon about a new adventure that Brett is putting together for people to come to experience bull riding first hand. It’s very exciting.

Hope to see you all along the way somewhere though,




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