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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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Equine Dentistry for Better Whole-Body Balance, Movement, Nutrition and Performance

by Kathleen Rossi of Integrated Equine For some of us, horse care might take on an ancient algorithm. It seems that one person can glean results from a certain process or product, and the next minute – another lady is suggesting you stay far away from what the first person had success with. Opinions and […]

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Why and How to Detox Your Barrel Horse for a Fresh, FAST Start in the New Year

When it comes to improving the health and performance of an equine athlete, considering whether we should implement a detox program is more a matter of HOW and WHEN vs. IF. Today more than ever, performance horses especially are assaulted with a barrage of toxins from their environment, feed and medications, and it’s no coincidence […]

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Form, BIT and Function – How to Choose and Use the Right Headgear for Your Barrel Horse

As I was getting warmed up to post this week’s video, I was glad to come across some timeless barrel racing wisdom from Ed Wright. Recently I witnessed and was especially impressed by one of his students as she won the All American Finals in Waco, TX, and again it confirmed that while competition continues […]

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How to Build a Barrel Horse Habitat that Supports Physical & Mental Health

by Kathleen Rossi of Integrated Equine At the end of the day, if we could ask every barrel racer what they wanted, we’d find they would all respond with the same answer: A healthy horse and compliant competitor! If we dove even deeper into the question, we would find each barrel racer has gone to […]

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The Art and Science of Barrel Horse Training – Effective Techniques, Simplified and Defined

Would you like to be a better barrel horse trainer? Would you believe many of the same techniques used with horses are also used with dogs, and most other animals? Of course a few differences and exceptions apply based on the species and individuals we’re working with, but barrel horse training doesn’t have to be...

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Pro Membership – A Rookie Year (and a Half) in Review

The Pro Membership here at BarrelRacingTips.com made it’s debut in October of 2014. Today’s post is a celebratory look back at an amazing year (*and a half)! Honoring the commitment to bringing you the very best content meant I didn’t take on any new creative projects in 2015. The Pro Membership however, is now coming […]

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Release, Stretch, Relax, Repeat! Four Steps to Maximize Strength, Lengthen Stride & Increase SPEED

I have to admit in years past my pre and post-ride support routine was pretty minimal. If I had time or was feeling inspired I would sometimes stretch before a run and would try to cold hose or apply ice boots on after hard, strenuous work. I also tried to spend adequate time slowly warming […]

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