Carrey Gunderman grew up in Wyoming and had a family friend who was a horse trainer. Gunderman thought reining was the coolest sport until that friend told him he had to check out reined cow horses. Gunderman did and he loved what he saw.
Unfortunately, his friend passed away, so Gunderman put his cow horse dreams on the back burner for a few years. In 2011 he moved to Colorado where there are a handful of cow horse trainers. A farrier by trade, Gunderman shoes trainer Matt Koch’s horses and rides with him once a week.
One of Gunderman’s favorite moments in the sport was the first time he marked a 70 down the fence. “I didn’t plus anything but I didn’t minus anything…I credit Matt Koch for that!” It was an encouraging moment that made him feel like he could do this.
The challenge is what draws him to the sport. It never ends, he said.
“The fact that it is so hard differentiating between all three events. As soon as you feel like you have one [down] you realize how much you’re lacking in the others.”
Gunderman’s goals include competing at the Stallion Stakes and he hopes to one day have a good Snaffle Bit horse.
Why Carrey Uses RCHTO:
“If I run into a bind while I’m out riding my horse… the way it’s all broken down has benefited me. I can watch it over and over again. The videos and the explanations are invaluable. It’s helped me out a ton.”