Rusty and his brothers, Rocky and Randy, grew up training and showing horses with their parents, Jack and Laird Dare. As a youth, Rusty won multiple all around championships at major shows. A two and a half year apprenticeship with prominent reining horse trainer, Bill Horn, added to his skills. After great success showing and training horses for western pleasure snaffle bit events, he now focuses on reining. His career highlights include: NRHA carded judge, AQHA & AYQHA Champion, NRHA Futurity Finalist, NSBA High Point Open Rider, NSBA multiple futurity champion, Multiple AQHA ROMs, All American QH Congress Champion, All Around High Point AQHA World Show, NRHA Open Reining Champion, Futurity Finalists, Lifetime NRHA Earnings over 35k.
Rusty Dare has been professionally training horses for more than 40 years. Throughout his career he has won many titles and awards in a variety of disciplines but Reining remains his passion. Rusty has also been published in professional horseman articles ranging from the AQHA Journal to The Western Horseman and has also developed and patented The DARE® Cribbing Collar and Soft-Hand Reins.