Cowboys are a superstitious lot, and Jordan Larson is no exception.
The Whitesboro, Texas, trainer neither wears yellow in the arena nor puts his hat
on a bed. He also considers it unlucky to talk to anyone when he has the highest
score and won’t do so until the competition is over and he is declared the
But when he told his wife, Taylor, the he wanted to win the National Reining
Horse Association Futurity before he was 30, Jordan feared he might have jinxed
himself for voicing his goal out loud.
“I thought earlier in the year I had the chance to win the futurity because I had
what I thought was one of the best horses I’ve ever had, but I ended up losing
him,” the 29-year-old said.
With Jordan’s best horse out of the picture and his 30th birthday coming up on
March 21, it didn’t look good for the reiner—that was until he received a phone
call from a friend, California trainer Billy Williams, about a talented