Katie Bree Facincani talks about her experiences as a Loper
Author: Lauren Middleton & Mark Michels
Katie Bree giving a little love to her favorite cutting horse, "Pistol"
Katie Bree Facincani has been loping cutting horses off and on since she was 15 years old and has been an instrumental part of RL Chartier Cutting Horses since 2010. We talked to her this week about her experiences as a loper and what it was like to be part of the 2016 NCHA Open World Champion team with RL and “A Little Bossy” better known around the loping pen as “Pistol” owned by Gary & Karen Fields.
Katie talks about some of the quirky things associated with “Pistol” and how these horses have been such a big part of her life. She shared some tips for those looking to get into this field of work and the dedication it requires.
Be sure and stay tuned to Cutting Horse Central for more upcoming feature stories and a behind the scenes look at the “loping” job that’s such an integral part of these winning programs. Stay in touch with some of these veteran lopers and feel free to seek their advice in our new “Loper Central” Group on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/loper.central/