The Midwest Horse Fair has confirmed that two popular clinicians will return for the upcoming event, held in Madison, WI from April 15-17, 2016. Wild west show performer John S. Payne and renowned bitting expert Dale Myler are the latest additions to the Fair’s growing list of performances by internationally-renowned icons, including John and Josh Lyons, Stacy Westfall, Guy McLean, Gayle Lampe, and Olympian Steffan Peters.
Payne, a lifelong cowboy and rancher, lost his right arm in an electrocution accident at the age of 20, while working on the Shidler, Oklahoma ranch he grew up on. Less than two months after the accident that nearly killed him, he was back in the saddle breaking a new horse, never looking back or allowing the accident to slow him down.
The notorious one-armed rodeo star has thrilled audiences throughout the U.S. and Canada with his spectacular wild west show, 12 Time Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association (PRCA) Specialty Act of the Year, “The One Arm Bandit & Company”. Payne will be joined at Midwest Horse Fair by fellow performer Bink Picard and grandson Patrick Prater, promising audience members an amazing rodeo experience.
Renowned bit designer and bitting expert Dale Myler, of Myler Bits, has been a previous favorite of Midwest Horse Fair attendees. Tyler will provide a clinic and lecture on his bitting techniques that are sought out across the globe by top riders and trainers of every discipline.
Myler has conducted extensive research into bitting, focusing on increasing his understanding of the connection between bit function and horse behavior. He has conducted clinics and presentations around the world, and is regarded among horse industry professionals as a leading global expert on bits and bitting techniques.