Ranch-raised in New Mexico, Mike Major grew up working cattle and riding everything from race horses, saddle broncs and bulls to cutting and roping horses. As a result of that varied experience, training horses for ranch versatility competition was a natural progression and the results have been impressive. Mike and his stallion, Smart Whiskey Doc, have earned 3 AQHA world championships in cowhorse and versatility competition, including the 2009 and 2010 Versatility Ranch Horse Open World Champion titles. Mike and his wife Holly own and operate Major Cattle Company on the Flying A Ranch, near Fowler, Colorado. The Flying A was once owned by Gene Autry and was the home of his rodeo production company.