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Nick Dowers ropes a horse.

Cow horse trainer Nick Dowers works at home with Leroy, a big, brown, snorty gelding he started while competing at Road to the Horse in 2018. The horse presented a tough challenge during the competition, nevertheless Dowers decided to purchase the Four Sixes-bred gelding and train him to be a ranch horse. At first, Leroy kept his defenses up, but in a couple of days Dowers was riding him on the range surrounding his facility in Dyer, Nevada. I visited Dowers in December of 2018, when he was working with him for the first time since Road to the Horse. The article about Leroy’s transformation appeared in the February 2019 issue of Western Horseman.

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