Reata Brannaman grew up on her family ranch raising and training horses. She spent her childhood traveling around the country helping her father Buck Brannaman put on horsemanship clinics and riding every kind of horse imaginable. In high school, Brannaman bought her own stallion and began raising her own line of ranch horses; it was this big step that launched her into the world of marketing and selling ranch horses to the public. While attending Montana State University for her degree in marketing, she began to teach the colt-starting program for the university.
Future for women in the Western industry
“I believe we are lucky in our industry to have so many welcoming and opening organizations and individuals that allow women to work alongside men and excel in the same things. If you’re willing to put the work in, there should never be anything blocking your path to success.”