MARCH 2014


Welcome to the Extreme Cowboy Association   

We are excited about 2013 and the many fun filled and exciting Extreme Cowboy Racing events that are on the schedule.  The formation of EXCA has been an thrilling and challenging adventure! Many people have worked tirelessly to create an association that you will be proud to tell your friends about.


This is the latest issue of your monthly newsletter, The Brave Horse.


You will receive it each month electronically around the middle of the month.  The Brave Horse will be full of interesting stories, EXCA event results, point standings, human interest stories about EXCA members and Tips and Tales from our founder, Craig Cameron.  We encourage you to communicate your suggestions for stories and ideas that will make The Brave Horse fun, better and more informative.  The Brave Horse the best newsletter in the equine world.


Please forward your ideas and suggestions to Frank Turben at




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Photo By:  Marilyn Merrick

Craig Cameron.. 


The Right Stuff        Key Word:  Communication -  the imparting interchange or transmission of thoughts or information by speech or signals.


When it comes to tack and equipment for your horse there are thousands of choices available.  Finding the correct tools can be confusing and because fo the vast choices, selecting equipment can be overwhelming.  As with other aspects of horsemanship, I like to focus on basic traditional and effective equipment.  There are certain tools I use every day, and they are essential to me as a horseman.  I could not effectively do my job without these everyday tools. 


You find, as you advance in your horsemanship that some pieces of equipment are more effective than others, depending on what you're doing with that horse and his level of training.  You learn by trial and error.  But there are a few pieces of equipment that are proven and in my opinion a horseman cannot do without.  They help you teach and communicate with your horse and they are necessary tools in the life of a horseman.  The halter, the sidepull, the Hackamore, and the snaffle bit.  


Excerpt taken from Craig Cameron's Ride Smarter book, Pg 71-81 . Published by Western Horseman with Susan Morrison.

In This Issue
Craig Cameron Tools of the Trade
Sponsorship Opportunities
World Sponsors
2013 World Highlights Footage
Ask the Judge
Craig Camerons Training Insights
EXCA Club Highlight- EXCA OK
Jim Anderson Wins Road to the Horse
Craig Cameron Collection 
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Click on logo above to take you to Craig's collection. These are the tools & equipment he uses everyday.  They will help you to Ride Smart and achieve success in any discipline you choose. 
Especially Extreme Cowboy Racing!  
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See the 2013 top World Championship competitors at their best. 

Ask the Judge:  
On Coaching from the sidelines
When showing in Extreme Cowboy, one of the obstacles is remembering your course under pressure.  Occassionally one may get lost and the crowd or a friend might remind them of their way.  However, when one hasn't learned the course and has people yelling all the time, the judge is going to take away points in horsemanship.
                                                 - - -     Bill Cameron
Craig Cameron:

Training Insights on Starting Young Horses


BY CYNTHIA MCFARLAND TRACK Magazine Correspondent 



It's that time of year. Yearlings across the country are in the early stages of train-ing for their future careers as racehorses.


As horsemen and horsewomen handle these young horses, many of their actions are routine. It's easy to "do what we've al-ways done" when it comes to training. But horses, we must remember, are individu-als.


It's also crucial to keep in mind that what we do with the horse in the initial period of training and handling stays with him for a lifetime.


People often unintentionally make mistakes when starting young horses and these can permanently impact the horse.


To learn more about the importance of early training lessons, we visited with long-time Texas horseman and popular clinician, Craig Cameron, whose Double Horn Ranch is located near Stephenville.





Oklahamo EXCA




Our first show is now behind us and it came off without a hitch. We had a good turn out despite the weather which took a bit of an ugly turn on Sat. After days of sunny warn weather just prior to our event, the temperatures plummeted and ...a cold wind blew most of the day. But this is EXTREME cowboy racing after all and the riders and show staff "Cowboyed up" and persevered. This is our first year putting on races (on our own) and this FB page is very new so there are still alot of people who are following this page that are just learning what Cowboy racing really is.  Come join us at our next race, we have something for everyone!    Oklahoma EXCA FaceBook Page