Becoming motivated and staying motivated are two completely different tasks. The idea behind Big Boss Mare is to form a sisterhood, but not just any sisterhood. A high achieving, highly motivated, highly successful, supportive sisterhood! Your tribe equals your vibe. Welcome to your Big Boss Mare tribe! Big Boss Mare is TWO separate entities: a leadership and empowerment book and an educational program. The book is scheduled for release in 2021. Confidence, positive self-image, dealing with bullies, business planning, goal setting, organization, how to do good in the world, and finding and fueling your passions are the topics addressed. The educational program titled Big Boss Mare involves goal-to-action planning, business cross "pollination", and confidence building. Each class will directly link to the message and topics covered in the leadership and empowerment book. My ambitions for this program are BIG and BOLD but achievable. I want to deliver tools, tactics, inspiration, motivation, strategies, and a sense of belonging. Big Boss Mare is about helping you become the person you want to be no matter the goal. I will share the things that have made me successful and then I will bring friends, colleagues, and people I have met along the way to share their tactics, routines, thoughts, insights, and solutions. Thank you for tuning in! Let's get started. You can learn more about Big Boss Mare opportunities at www.bigbossmare.com
46. Alaina Cross: colt starting/American cowgirl/mustang/female business owner/hodgkin's lymphoma/positive mindset
Welcome to Big Boss Mare with Brandy Von Holten! Today's guest is Alaina Cross! She is one amazing cowgirl! I have known her since she was a youth Extreme Cowboy Association competitor. Alaina starts colts and has even trained mustangs! Her uplifting zest for life will have you waiting for her next word. Just a kind soul and an even more amazing mom, wife, and cowgirl. Alaina took a spill on a horse and went to the hospital. When doing tests just to make sure she was ok, they found stage 2 Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Alaina will be someone that beats cancer and adds that to her resume. Cancer doesn't know the strength of a cowgirl.
45. Karen Cummings/cattle sorting/licensed massage therapist/American cowgirl/hardworking female/team penning
Welcome to Big Boss Mare with Brandy Von Holten. Today we have Karen Cummings as our valued guest. She has been in my life before Von Holten Ranch. Karen is now a massage therapist and a Country Tough Trail Versatility competitor. I do not have a lot of friends that stick around for the different chapters of my life; Karen has been around for almost 20 years. If you ever need a massage therapist that can get the job done and you want to help a fellow horse woman, then this is your girl. The amount of people I trust to ride my best horses would fit on a gum wrapper. Karen Cummings name would be on that gum wrapper for sure.
44. Abigail Hoffman/Clinton Anderson Ambassador/Wears the Roo/Female Clinician/Iowa Horsewoman/Professionalism/Clinton Anderson Clinician Academy
Welcome to Big Boss Mare with Brandy Von Holten. It is my pleasure to introduce Abigail Hoffman. Abigail is the owner of Tailwind Horsemanship, LLC and is a graduate of Clinton Anderson's Clinician Academy. Abigail is a Clinton Anderson Ambassador. Iowa is where she currently presides, but the world has no limits for this professional cowgirl. In this podcast you will get to meet Abigail and see what lead her to where she is today.
43. Shayla Shipley/1st Generation Cowgirl/Horse Breeder/Maine Coon Breeder/St. Berdoodle/Newfi Poo/Bergerpiccard/AQHA Congress/Modern Cowgirl/
Welcome back to Big Boss Mare with Brandy Von Holten! Today is a first-generation cowgirl that is blazing the way for her mother and niece to join in the passion of being top performing cowgirls! You will love the freedom and dedication of horsewoman, Shayla Shipley! I first met Shayla at a clinic where she was a way more advanced competitor that I am and I WAS TEACHING THE CLINIC! Shayla is helping develop her niece, Carissa, and helps her mother, Nina.
In addition to being a versatile competitor, Shayla and her family breed horses, dogs, and cats. The dog breeds are St. Berdoodles and Newfi Poo. The cat breeds are either pure Maine Coon or a half Maine Coon. They apparently like everything big because Shayla’s family is also now breeding half draft horses!
You will be amazed by Shayla’s knowledge and cowgirl spirit!
42. Lee Hart/Road to the Horse Wildcard Challenge/American Cowboy/World Champion Bronc Rider/Family Man/Calgary Stampede/Top Notch Horse Trainer/True Cowboy/Ranch Hand
Welcome back to Big Boss Mare with Brandy Von Holten! Today’s guest is international clinician and world champion horseman, Lee Hart! He is my trainer and is the longest returning clinician at Von Holten Ranch. Lee has a staggering list of accomplishments including WRCA World Champion Bronc Rider to WRCA Top Hand to the American Royal Colt Starting Champion to the EXCA World Pro Champion and EXCA World Futurity Champion. Lee Hart has also completed in the invitation only Calgary Stampede Cowboy Up Challenge where he won the Reserve Champion title!
Lee Hart has helped numerous people with their equine and helped even more equine with their people. His clinics are highly sought after and always have people giving him raving reviews and asking to sign up for his next returning clinic.
Lee recently was selected to compete in the Road to the Horse Wildcard Challenge. This competition is composed of six trainers. The person that wins the Wildcard Challenge will then go head-to-head in the Road to the Horse in March of 2023.
Lee is always a crowd pleaser and always does right by any animal. It is with great pleasure to introduce one of my greatest mentors and friends, Lee Hart.
41. Mary White and Alicia Stickel/ 84y.o. Cowgirl Still Cowgirling/Horseback Riding at 80/Never Let Me Know My Last Ride
Welcome back to Big Boss Mare with Brandy Von Holten! Today we have the pleasure of interviewing two cowgirls from West Virginia! Mary White, 84, and Alicia Stickel, 61, drove separately from West Virginia to attend a Big Boss Mare Production called Chix in the Sticks! Mary drove herself and set her trailer up herself! With owning a trail riding facility, it was refreshing to see an older cowgirl out there COWGIRLING!!! Mary had amazing stories about how she married her divorce attorney from her first marriage who later became a Senator! There’s not one cowgirl out there that doesn’t want to be Mary! She already has her next adventured planned for later this year. Alicia invited me to come ride with them in Utah, in Kentucky, and on the beach! Have you ever met someone and knew you would be friends until the end? I met two when I met Mary and Alicia!