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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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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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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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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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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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