Fiddling Around With Cutting Horses

Brady Bowen trainer, showman, NCHA judge, musician and producer. (Courtesy photo)

By Corsi Martin 

Horse training is typically a full-time occupation. When you work for the public as a cutting horse trainer, between going to shows, getting everyone’s horses ridden and making time to spend with your family, it can certainly become a taxing occupation. For Brady Bowen, this is his day job. Although most folks may recognize him for his skilled horsemanship, what they don’t know is that he has made a name for himself through his side occupation.

Brady Bowen, born and raised in the small town of Jacksboro, Texas, resides on their family homestead, which was bought by his parents when he was a young boy. Bowen was first introduced to the cutting horse business in 1979. Influenced by his grandfather, who was an AQHA Hall of Famer and horse owner, Paul Curtner, Bowen decided that he wanted to become involved in the cutting horse industry, and he knew all of the right people to help him get started.

Bowen’s accomplishments in the NCHA are endless, but the highlights of his career have included his making the finals in numerous NCHA events and four spots as a Futurity finalist. Moreover, Bowen has trained several horses that have won hundreds of thousands of dollars and are extremely successful cutters. Bowen’s endeavors as a trainer and showman have gained him the credibility he has accumulated throughout the years.

To read more pick up a copy of the December 2017 NTFR issue.