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Six Steps to Build a Financial Foundation that Supports Your Barrel Racing Habit

One of the first memories I have relating to finances was thinking I would never be able to go to college because “we didn’t have the money.” But that was a lie. Well, part of it… It’s true that my family didn’t seem to have enough funds to meet even our most basic needs at […]

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How to TEACH and Prepare Your Horse to Handle Challenging Ground Conditions

The barrel racing world has been abuzz lately on the important topic of ground conditions and what must be done to improve them, especially at the super bowl of rodeo and most prestigious event of the year – the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. As individual barrel racers with gold buckle dreams and valuable equine athletes […]

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Road Warriors – Life as a Professional Barrel Racer with the Top 15 NFR Qualifiers

Life on rodeo road isn’t for the faint of heart. The 15 ladies below toughed it out in 2015 and earned their spot under the bright lights of Las Vegas. Read on as they reflect on the highs and lows (AND how they got through them), plus share insights on the transition from amateur to […]

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Viva Las Vegas! Warm Up with the 2015 NFR Barrel Racing Qualifiers

Have you ever wondered “How do they DO it!?” If the tasks involved in preparing to compete for record amounts of prize money (1.1 MILLION) in front of thousands of fans for TEN days straight seems overwhelming – it should! In part II of this year’s NFR interview series, the top 15 have revealed not […]

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Going Pro – Get to Know the WPRA Top 15 NFR Barrel Racers

The 2015 top 15 barrel racers have already arrived in Las Vegas, and in just days will be blasting down the alley of the Thomas & Mack arena. To make the most out of the exciting rodeo action, I’m happy to bring you an inside peek into the life and times of rodeo’s leading ladies.

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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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Hauling Do’s & Don’ts: Avoid the Pitfalls to Arrive (and Stay) at Your Best

If there are pessimists, optimists and realists, then I tend toward the latter. I believe in expecting the best, but preparing for the worst. After all, if “the worst” is gonna happen, it’ll probably be in the most inconvenient and untimely places, such as when we’re traveling and competing with our horses! Take a look […]

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Enter to WIN: How to Pick and Prepare For Varying Competition Environments

One of the greatest benefits of traveling and competing a lot is that it gives you a TON of perspective. When you’ve “been there, done that,” you have plenty of different environments to compare, helping you to build a mental Rolo-dex of successes, mistakes, and “I won’t do that agains!” It’s ALL feedback that prepares […]

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