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The Leading Rein

The Leading Rein

By Ali and Noah Cornish
Sit down with Ali and Noah for their conversational style podcast that takes a deep dive into every aspect of the horse industry. We don’t shy away from complicated topics and we love to share all the feel good stories.
Our goal is to create a space where everyone can show up, laugh a little, learn a lot, but more than anything relate to others. We’re all here because we love horses and what they add to our lives.
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Noah Talks About Behind the Scenes

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Rockin X's Hawaii Colt Starting
Noah and Isaac sit down to talk about Rockin X's trip to Kauai, Hawaii to start colts. Isaac shares what he and Kit learned from this unique experience working and filming horses. Be sure to check out the Rockin X: Hawaii Colt Starting Series in its entirety on the 3Rein Media Library !
September 01, 2022
Noah Talks About Behind the Scenes
Listen in as Noah and Ali discuss their learning experiences filming and calling the shots behind the scenes at different colt startings and clinics. Hear more about the content creation side of 3Rein Media, what it takes, and what we've learn so far. Thanks for listening!
August 11, 2022
Ali talks 3Rein Media
On this weeks episode we recap our small business journey working on 3Rein Media. Where we started six months ago, what we learned and how thankful we are for our supporters as we continue towards the future. 
July 28, 2022
Isaac and Kit Johnson of Rockin X
On a new episode of The Leading Rein podcast Ali sits down with Isaac and Kit Johnson of @rockin__x, A Horseman's Academy. Learn more about their story, horse training academy, and plans for the future. You can learn more about Rockin X here -
July 14, 2022
We Talk Hay and Horse Nutrition
The Leading Rein Podcast is back! This week we reconnect with Equine Nutritionist, Natalie Sullivan, to discuss everything hay! Learn what you could be doing to better your horses diet and more!  Interested in connecting with Natalie and her services check out her business On Course Equine Nutrition here -
June 30, 2022
3Rein Media Q & A
On this weeks episode of The Leading Rein, Ali takes time to answer some questions about 3Rein Media and our future plans.
February 04, 2022
Introducing 3Rein Media's Video Platform
On this week's very special episode of The Leading Rein, we introduce 3Rein Media's new video platform! This project has been a long time in the making and we are excited to be able to share more details on how you can access horse educational content from the comfort of your own home. Our first streaming event will be filming Clark Ranch Horses and Performance Prospects Winter Colt Starting at Houlihan Ranch on February 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Listen to more details from Ali and Noah here! Also, our website is almost finished but if you would like to be the first to know any updates and when virtual tickets go on sale enter your email in the link below to be added to our mailing list.
January 20, 2022
Winter Tips with Natalie Sullivan
On Course Equine Nutrition Founder, Natalie Sullivan, shares her tips for keeping horses happy and healthy through the winter months! On Course Equine Nutrition Links:
December 23, 2021
Ali Talks Business Plans and Scheduling
Ali talks about points to consider when making a business plan, and the importance of making one. She also discusses how they approach scheduling their year with both the horses and clients goals in mind.
December 09, 2021
Horse Arenas and Small Businesses
Ali and Noah answer a popular questions about their horse arenas and share a few small business they love for Small Business Saturday!
November 26, 2021
Cold Weather Prep with Julie OConnor
On a cool new episode of The Leading Rein, Ali sits down with Julie OConnor, a cold weather safety expert, to discuss winter riding preparation, gear and tips. Along with years of wilderness experience, Julie has a BS in Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Education and teaches a class called Winter Bliss - Dressing for Safety and Comfort in Winter. If you are interested in this class or connecting with Julie you can contact her on Facebook at julieoconnorconsulting.
November 11, 2021
Noah Talks Colt Training Timelines
On this week's episode of The Leading Rein, Noah discusses the general timeline for developing young horses.
October 28, 2021
Equine Dentistry with Emily Ardrey
On this weeks episode of The Leading Rein Ali chats with Emily Ardrey about her decision to pursue equine dentistry, taking advantage of opportunities and the joy horses have brought to her life!
October 14, 2021
Get to Know Tina Cornish
On this weeks episode, Ali talks with her mom and longtime professional, Tina Cornish, about her journey with horses and how the industry has evolved. Tina gives a few tips to parents and kids searching for opportunities! 
October 01, 2021
Amateur Hour 3
Amateur Hour Alert! Ali chats with Corie Allen, a newbie to the amateur club, about how her journey with horses has evolved, takeaways and where she’s headed!
September 24, 2021
Avoiding Burnout
On this weeks episode, Ali answers common questions about avoiding burnout and balancing competitive and horsemanship goals.
September 16, 2021
Continuing Education
This week on The Leading Rein, Noah and Ali discuss ways to stay busy during the smoke and the importance of continuing education.
September 09, 2021
Noah Talks Trucks and Trailers
This week on The Leading Rein podcast, Noah talks trucks and trails. Don't miss it!
September 02, 2021
Two Sisters' Horse Journey Pt 2
On this week's The Leading Rein episode we continue our conversation with Britney Massey and Hillary Van Tatenhove and dive deeper into their professional equine careers.
August 26, 2021
Two Sisters' Horse Journey
This week Ali chats with sisters, Britney Massey and Hillary Van Tatenhove, about their introduction to horses and discuss the roles they each chose within the industry.  You can find Brittany Massey at and you can find Hilary Van Tatenhove at
August 19, 2021
Ali Talks Tack
Saddle up! This week on The Leading Rein we are talking about all our english tack. Hope you enjoy it!
August 12, 2021
Noah Talks Tack
This week on The Leading Rein, Noah talks tack. He walks us through his different pieces of equipment, why he chooses certain things and the maker!
August 05, 2021
Goal Setting with Payton Smith
On this week's episode we chat with Payton Smith, a young professional who helps run a multigenerational hunter/jumper barn based out of Seattle, Washington. Payton shares her history with horses, transitioning to professional and the realities of goal setting.
July 29, 2021
Summer Heat Tips with Natalie Sullivan
This week on The Leading Rein, Natalie is back in the studio to discuss equine health tips and tools for this record high summer heat. Stay cool and listen here now.
July 22, 2021
Equine Nutrition Pt 1
This week's Leading Rein episode starts our Equine Nutrition mini series with Natalie Sullivan. So what IS an Equine Nutritionist and how can they  their help your horse? Come learn more about the where, what's and when's of equine nutrition here! And check more information about Natalie and her business at⁠
July 15, 2021
Buying and Selling Horses
On this week's The Leading Rein, Ali is going over the process of buying/selling horses and what to expect. Need a refresher or are a first timer? We are here to help!
July 08, 2021
Amateur Hour 2
On this episode of The Leading Rein podcast, Christina Ruby joins us for our second amateur hour to talk about her lifelong love of horses.
July 01, 2021
Dr. Whitney Madigan and Equine Fire Safety
Noah sits down with our friend Dr. Whitney Madigan to talk about her journey as a veterinarian, western/alternative medical treatments, and how you can prepare for the upcoming fire season.
June 25, 2021
Get to know Ali
Welcome back! On this week’s episode of The Leading Rein, Ali shares her lifelong journey of horsemanship and how her relationship with horses has evolved over the years.
June 17, 2021
Hosting a Buck Clinic
On this episode of The Leading Rein, Ali chats with Tina Cornish about her experience hosting a Buck Clinic, advice for participants and hosts, and a couple of her favorite stories! 
June 11, 2021
The Kid Perspective
In Part 2 of our Mother/Daughter series, Ali chats with Zoe Dupzyk about her experience growing up in the horse industry and competing horses while managing them in an nontraditional way. 
June 04, 2021
The Parent Perspective
In Part 1 of our Mother/Daughter series, Ali chats with Stephanie Dupzyk about the art of balance in raising a daughter in the world of horses, establishing clear priorities of the horse’s wellbeing and the child’s safety, and finding trainers who are open minded in their training and horsemanship philosophies.
May 27, 2021
Get to know Noah
This week we sit down with Noah Cornish and cover topics asked by our audience; from his introduction to Buck Brannaman and horsemanship to life on the road and his best words of advice - you won’t want to miss it!
May 20, 2021
On the Road with Buck 1
This week, 3Rein’s Noah Cornish is joined by Buck Brannaman to discuss one of their most frequently asked questions on the road - rigs! Noah and Buck discuss his humble beginnings with his very first truck & trailer and his journey to his current freightliner & custom living quarters now.
May 13, 2021
Amateur Hour
This week we’re excited to launch our first Amateur Hour, where amateur equestrians discuss how they got into the industry and how they balance their professional careers with their love of the sport.
May 12, 2021
Harry Chapman
Welcome back to the Leading Rein! This week, 3Rein’s Ali Cornish is excited to discuss all things Harry Chapman alongside Harry’s granddaughter and daughter, Jessica & Jojo Petro. From western to saddleseat, from show jumpers to roadsters, Harry was an avid horseman with an extensive history throughout the industry and the inspiration for 3Rein’s Harry Chapman Scholarship. Even though Harry was an accomplished competitor, he is most notably remembered for being a phenomenal owner. Harry owned many incredible horses including Flexible, McGuinness, Reno, Zlano, Amos. Flexible, ridden by Rich Fellers, won the FEI World Cup Finals in 2012 and later that year went on to represent the USA in the Olympic Games held in London. Flexible was also the recipient of International Horse of the Year in 2013.
April 22, 2021
Introducing the Podcast
We are back in the saddle! After a long hiatus due to the pandemic, Leading Rein is back and better than ever in a new audio formate. Tune in every Thursday for a new episode! Visit our website at : for more information and to submit your story
April 15, 2021
An Interview with Melanie Smith Taylor
On the second part of 4th episode of The Leading Rein, Ali and Noah Cornish visit Melanie Smith Taylor to discuss how the foundation for a horse transcends the discipline it is in.   Visit our website at : for more information and to submit your story
March 02, 2020
Building a Solid Foundation
On the first part of 4th episode of The Leading Rein, Buck Brannaman addresses topics that you shared with us on our Arche website. He provides a sneak peak of what a solid foundation on a horse looks like.   Visit our website at : for more information and to submit your story
March 02, 2020
Building 3Rein for You
In the third episode of The Leading Rein, Buck raises a call to action to share your story on and let him know what educational content you would like recorded for you.   While we are busy reviewing your Project Arche submissions, we want you to continue sharing your stories and ideas on how technology can change the horse industry. We are eager to continue reading your perspective and develop a comprehensive platform for you, with you.   Visit our website at :
February 02, 2020
Project 'Arche'
In the second episode of The Leading Rein, Buck takes a trip down memory lane and discusses how his career as a world renowned horseman began. Isaac and Noah discuss the upcoming launch of Project ‘Arche’.   We would like to thank our investors, Mr. Chady and Mr. Gujadhur who have generously granted us the creative freedom to explore innovative solutions for the horse industry, and beyond.
February 01, 2020
Introducing Buck Brannaman
In our first podcast, we sit down with Buck Brannaman to discuss his legacy and the impact 3Rein's technology may have on his legacy and the horse industry.
December 08, 2019