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Shelton Performance Horses Offering NFR quality calf horses, training, and lessons. Roping calves available for sale as well.

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Love this pic 🤠. Roping the moon!
04/13/2022

Love this pic 🤠. Roping the moon!

Junior roping at the DurfeyDome!
04/01/2022

Junior roping at the DurfeyDome!

Remember, a horse can feel a fly land on them...
03/23/2022

Remember, a horse can feel a fly land on them...

Once the horse gets to responding, then you try to get the response you are asking for with less. You try to cut down what you are applying and get more response with less pressure, until it almost gets to be just a thought." - Tom Dorrance from the book, "True Unity"

03/14/2022
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03/05/2022

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"We don't expect the child to write his name the first day or two in school. As soon as he learns to sit down in class and listen to the teacher, he is not immediately expected to write his name.....but we expect immediate learning from a horse. We expect the horse to go from kindergarten to the eighth grade, to high school, to college without enough time, preparation, or consideration for his thoughts and feelings. We often don't even get him into a learning frame-of-mind before we begin to train him. We don't even have him relaxed and confident, where he can sit down in class and just listen. We skip all that preparation because we are so superior, or neglectful, or lazy. Because we haven't prepared ourselves to recognize the horse's feelings." - Ray Hunt

Photo of Ray by Eclectic Horseman Magazine.

This will be an excellent roping for a worthwhile cause.
02/23/2022

This will be an excellent roping for a worthwhile cause.

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02/17/2022

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"This isn't about 'making' the horse learn, it's about allowing him to learn. He maybe has to go through some troubled times in order to learn. They're going to make mistakes while they learn. If you get too critical about mistakes, then they stop trying to work at figuring it out. Don't worry if he doesn't get it right at first. He just doesn't know." - Ray Hunt

02/12/2022

So proud of Erin and Cisco!! Got the win AND an arena record 🤠❤️. Hard work pays off

Alot of truth here 🤠❤️
01/31/2022

Alot of truth here 🤠❤️

01/26/2022

Horsemanship is nothing more than learning how to communicate in a way that the horse understands.

It's not about manipulating their physical movements.
And, it's not about controlling their mind.

It's about making a connection with that animal's mind and using that connection to build trust and confidence.

Don't be afraid to spend time just simply being with your horse. Not every day has to have a firm training agenda. Use that time to create a meaningful connection with that animal.

#beyourbesthorsemanship

A very good read for ALL timed events, not just barrel racing! Also, explains why a seasoned horse costs more than a gre...
01/15/2022
The Rest of the Run - Barrel Horse News

A very good read for ALL timed events, not just barrel racing! Also, explains why a seasoned horse costs more than a green horse.

Handling unforeseen elements is integral to finding success in the ever-challenging world of rodeo.

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01/14/2022

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Can't say this enough times...you can learn something from anyone. Maybe it's how not to do something. Lol. Sometimes it's something you use later down the road.

Not just at Odessa, but ANY arena
01/06/2022

Not just at Odessa, but ANY arena

01/01/2022
01/01/2022

Wishing a Happy and Healthy New Year to all. Never give up on your dreams!

Merry Christmas to all!!!!
12/25/2021

Merry Christmas to all!!!!

12/21/2021

Positive thoughts go a LONG way. Thank you so much Joe Beaver for the pep talk ❤️🤠

12/21/2021

More wisdom from Joe B ❤️

12/21/2021

Continued, Joe Beaver says it best ❤️

12/21/2021

More Joe Beaver wisdom ❤️🤠

12/21/2021

Joe Beaver, we love you. You have pushed Scott, and helped him when others couldn't. Thank you 🤠❤️

12/18/2021
12/03/2021

December Ropings!!! Please share!

So excited The Best of the Best is back, bigger and better than ever.  ❤️🤠❤️
11/26/2021

So excited The Best of the Best is back, bigger and better than ever. ❤️🤠❤️

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11/25/2021

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If you think it's expensive to hire a professional just wait until you hire an amateur.
more at www.Ziglar.com

11/21/2021

JACKPOT REMINDER ‼️

So proud of Scott and Cash! Finished 2nd in the average in the O40 at the URA Finals this weekend. 🤠
11/08/2021

So proud of Scott and Cash! Finished 2nd in the average in the O40 at the URA Finals this weekend. 🤠

I've always wondered about Flexion testing horses, apparently I'm not the only one!
11/01/2021

I've always wondered about Flexion testing horses, apparently I'm not the only one!

11/01/2021

Always a good reminder for ropers! Jackson Schmidt 🤠

The horse comes first in our business. Great article about Ray Hunt.
10/30/2021

The horse comes first in our business. Great article about Ray Hunt.

Decades before 'natural horsemanship' and 'horse whispering' became big business, Ray Hunt was out there in an old pickup with a two-horse trailer, hoping to make enough gas money to get him to the next fairgrounds.
"I didn't see any commercial value in it", says Ray. "If I had, I probably wouldn't have done it".

The horse world didn't exactly welcome him.
"I was working with the mind", Ray explains.
"A lot of people didn't want to believe the horse had a mind.
'Get a bigger bit'. 'Get a bigger stick'. That was their approach'".

Spectators watched as untouched colts were saddled and ridden for the first time with hardly a buck.
In a matter of a few days the young horses were ready to go on the payroll, meaning they had enough faith in their riders and had learned enough of the rudiments to be useful on a ranch.

In this atmosphere of trust and understanding, with no hobbles or snubbing posts, no external devices, except for the now widely imitated orange flag, it was hard to see what Ray was doing to get such extraordinary results.
Accused of using ringers, drugging horses, even hypnotizing them, Ray laughed it off and kept going.
"I was there for the horse. People were way down the list."

On a recent visit to the Hunt's North Texas ranch, Pat and Linda Parelli stop by and the conversation soon shifts to something else that seems to have been on Ray's mind most of the day.
Can you be in it for the money as well as for the horse?
Pat tries to convince Ray you can. Pat doesn't succeed.
With Ray Hunt the horse comes first and anything that threatens the horse's status will always be a moral dilemma for him.

Excerpt from an article titled 'For The Horse' written by Patti Hudson which appeared in the 'Eastern Oregon Equine Magazine'.
Image of Ray is by Eric Sines and is from the same article.

9 yr old Breakaway mare, by High Brow Oz.  13.2 hds. But don't let her size fool you, she is not a kids horse. She loves...
10/26/2021
Miss JJ

9 yr old Breakaway mare, by High Brow Oz. 13.2 hds. But don't let her size fool you, she is not a kids horse. She loves her job and is enthusiastic about it. She runs hard and gets you to the correct spot every run. She has been tied down on in the past but believe that caused some box issues. Since switching to breakaway only, she is doing good! She takes a quiet left hand. Scores good, plenty of run. I included several videos of scoring on her as we score several during practice.
Great set of papers. Sound! UTD on all. She has also been heeled on. Located by Kansas City MO. Message me for more info.

14 new photos · Album by Laura Shelton

10/08/2021

Good job Jackson Schmidt! Only 999,999 to go!!
#JagIsTheBest
#ItsGettingBetter
#CalfRoper

Hard to believe Vegas, the roan on the left, is a yearling, and Punk is 9.  😍🤠#VegasResort
10/06/2021

Hard to believe Vegas, the roan on the left, is a yearling, and Punk is 9. 😍🤠
#VegasResort

10/03/2021

Great run by Jackson Schmidt at the MO HS rodeo today riding Mr JJ.

09/19/2021

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Good luck Ty Baker and Harry at the RNCFR this weekend!
Another pic from the NFR of Jake Pratt and Six. Excited to see what this team can accomplish!
So proud of Trey Yates!! Good luck in Vegas at the NFR this year!!!
Congratulations to Jason Vohs and Buck on advancing to the WCRA finals in Chicago!!!
This is very true! And every horse learns different.
More very good info
This cute front door initial rope wreath is headed over to Shelton Performance Horses ! This will be so cute on their house!! We can do specific orders of flower types, initials etc. I have some color in rope available to use also! Message us to get an estimate and place the order! Pay pal. One just like this would be $25 . . #rusticpistol #cowboy #cowboysh*t #cowboycasanova #rodeo #rusticdecor #homedecor #teamrope #teamroping #repurposed #red #redroses #rose #roses🌹 #roses #s #shabbychic #customize
We will be looking for a stock contractor to provide steers for ropings this summer. Do you do that?
Thank you for always helping our kids with their roping when we pass thru! You all have been great!!
True Cuttin Cat Farmington Mo 8.7 for 1st.