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Be Ready for Anything with 16 Barrel Racing Boot Bag Necessities

For a barrel racer, it’s a sickening feeling to suddenly realize you need a specific product or tool just minutes before competing, only to realize you left it at the trailer. No one wants to experience panic, anxiety or concern in those critical pre-run moments. Especially considering that the trailer might be a half mile […]

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The ONE Thing Good AND Bad Runs Must Have in Common for Continued Barrel Racing Success

When I made the second run back on my gelding Pistol several weeks ago, after a FIVE year break from competing (and SEVEN months of re-conditioning) due to an injury, the overwhelming feelings I experienced were ones I won’t soon forget. While it wasn’t exactly an arena record, the run felt solid and we clocked […]

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Teachings from Tess – Eleven Life Lessons from My Best Four-Legged Friend

Photo by Kirstie Marie Photography When I first got my Australian Shepherd Tess in 2002, I spent a ton of time teaching her things.   I read books about clicker training, we went to obedience class and she even passed special testing to become a Certified Therapy Dog.   We did agility together, worked stock, […]

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What Every Aspiring NFR Barrel Racer Should Know – with 2016 PRCA Veterinarian of the Year, Dr. Marty Tanner

After making the cross country move from northern Wyoming to central Texas in 2013, I had several quality options when it came to selecting a primary veterinarian in our area that would oversee our horse’s care. I was familiar with Dr. Marty Tanner and knew he was the vet. of choice for several NFR barrel […]

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101 Quick Tips to Improve Your Riding on the Barrel Pattern

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‘Halter Breaking’ a Seasoned Barrel Horse – How the Basics Can MAKE or Break You

by Kathleen Rossi of Integrated Equine. Chances are, you are reading this and already own a seasoned barrel horse. So what does it matter if he likes to be haltered or not? Simply put it: it is a matter of relationship and response. The better your relationship with your horse the better (and quicker) his […]

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I’m a Starfisher and I’m NOT Proud, This is Why…

I’m a starfisher and I’m NOT proud. You read right. Thanks to the attention this unflattering position has gotten lately, most of us are familiar with the spread eagle, daylighting moments captured on camera in the midst of an intense barrel racing run. Of course there are the critics saying that it’s an indicator of […]

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The Low Down on Tie Downs and other Training Aids for Barrel Racing

by Kathleen Rossi of Integrated Equine Two Truths and a Lie Do you remember this game from grade school? Find the false statement below as they relate to horsemanship: 1. Horses respond to pressure and release. 2. Tack makes horses to listen to us. 3. Slow and right beats fast and wrong. Did you find […]

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