Trainers are an invaluable source of information. In addition to teaching you the fine art of cutting, depending on your skill level and needs, your trainer may work with you on everything from basic riding and horse safety skills to advanced cattle selection skills and mental toughness.
As you search for a trainer or have been with a trainer for a long time, do not be afraid to ask questions! There is no such thing as a trivial question. If you don't know the answer, or just wonder "should I....", ask it!
Cutting is difficult on many levels and preparation for competition begins well in advance of the actual show. Trainers can help you prepare both physically and mentally in your quest for the perfect cutting run.