Lindy Burch braids her horse, Adelle's tail hair before she competes for the first time this weekend. Photo by Scott Ball.

Photo Essay: Lindy Burch, Master of Horse Cutting

About 260 miles north of San Antonio via Highway 281 will get you somewhere near Weatherford, Texas.  Weatherford, a small town with a population shy of 30,000, is largely known for it’s proximity to the stockyards in Fort Worth, a mere 25 miles give or take a few. If Weatherford comes up in conversation anywhere in the months leading up to the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, you’re probably talking about cutting.