Buster & Sheryl McLaury

Buster and Sheryl McLaury have a special place in my heart.

They are probably 2 of the most gracious and generous people I have ever met in my life. I have learned a great deal from both of them, whether it’s how food really does warm hearts or Buster giving me the hard-edged truth about what I am missing in my own horsemanship, they always give their lessons in a way that can make you laugh about it.

Buster and Sheryl both came from West Texas ranching backgrounds and you can’t help but admire how many horses and humans they have helped in their grueling clinic schedule.

Buster’s mentors in horsemanship include his father, Royce, his grandfather, Seth Woods, Keith Slover, Freddy Prather, Buster Welch, and Ray Hunt.

When asked what he does with horses, his own words sum it up best:

“Basically, we all need for our horses to do the same things: stand still, go, stop, turn and back up. I believe that is the foundation for any discipline. Unless and until the true understanding of that foundation is understood by both the horse and human, the potential and probability for conflict exists. Once the foundation is there, we can refine it in any direction we choose — reining, dressage, cutting, barrel racing, or simply an enjoyable conflict-free trail ride.”