The Best Back to Back, Canted Plan

The 13-year-old sorrel gelding Canted Plan, otherwise known as Scooter, owned Purina Ambassador Tyler Pearson and Kyle Irwin is the 2018 AQHA Steer Wrestling Horse of the Year. This is the second time for Scooter to win this prestigious title!  Not to mention, Tyler and Scooter were the 2017 PRCA Steer Wrestling World Champions! Scooter will be carrying four contestants at the 2018 NFR: Tyler Pearson, Kyle Irwin, Tyler Waguespack, and Ty Erickson. We are proud to have Scooter and Tyler on our team and look forward to watching them compete at the 2018 WNFR in Las Vegas!

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Purina: What does it mean to have your horse voted as horse of the year by your peers?

Tyler: It means a whole lot because Scooter has helped a lot of guys this year no only our crew (Pearson, Kyle Irwin, Tyler Waguespack, and Ty Erickson) so to have him voted Horse of the Year is pretty special.

How long have you rode and competed on this horse?

For two years, we [referring to co-owner, professional steer wrestler, Kyle Irwin] bought Scooter in 2016, got him legged up and competed on him at the ERA rodeos that year. Come 2017 we both made the NFR on him and after Cadillac (Clayton Hass’s horse) got hurt we picked up Ty Erickson and Tyler Waguespack.

What’s Scooter’s feed program?

Scooter gets fed Omolene 500 and Equine Senior, supplemented with Outlast Gastric Care while we are traveling.

What differences have you noticed (results) since feeding?

I’ve noticed a big difference. When we bought Scooter he was kind of a pot-bellied and a little out of shape and it’s been really fun to see him transform into the athlete he is today, and I credit a lot of that to Purina.

The 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo begins December 6 and ends December 15. We wish Tyler and Scooter the best of luck competing in the steer wrestling event. 



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