Coach Kathy

An entrepreneur, writer, counsellor & unshakable optimist dedicated to help you in achieving what you want in your life with dedication.


About Coach Kathy

Kathy Mageno is an award-winning cutting horse trainer who brings forty years of experience to Temecula, California, to train and teach riders cutting skills and horsemanship. She teaches horsemen and women how to pay great attention to detail and helps identify small changes that can be made with the horse or rider that can make a big difference. Kathy said, "I've always been fascinated with the pressure and relief method most commonly associated with horsemanship. I have incorporated these methods into my cutting program, and it has become a big part of my training and coaching cutters. Kathy said she subscribes to the ‘less is more’ philosophy. We often do too much to try and make changes, either in the rider or horse. If we do less, especially with a trained cutting horse, sometimes it’s the right amount of pressure and it’s like magic!” If you want to expand your horizons at cutting and horsemanship, Kathy Mageno is truly gifted and she is passionate about sharing her methods with those looking to improve their performance. For those that want to hone their cutting skills, Coach Kathy has you covered!
Are you one of those people that would like to train your horse and progress in conjunction with your horse? Would you like to have FUN working with your horse again? If any of these questions sound familiar, you have come to the right coach. Kathy Mageno knows that you best understand you and your horse's history and current challenges. Kathy has one of the best reputations in the cutting horse and horsemanship communities for working with owners, amateurs, and non-professionals. Helping horses and riders alike move to the next level is her specialty. Kathy has trained, shown, coached, and hauled with some of the top horses and riders in the industry. Kathy's mentors include Frank Craighead, Jim Paul Sr., Doug Jordan, Tim Smith, and many other professionals along the way. All the horses and riders in Kathy's program receive the best care and professional guidance in the cutting horse and horsemanship industries!