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In Search of SPEED – How to BE Explosive on the Barrel Pattern!

SPEED. We breed for it, we condition for it, we train for it, we feed for it, yet getting the most of it that we can out of our barrel horses remains on many levels – a mystery. Until now, that is. Today I’ll be sharing some interesting observations I have made about speed, and...

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101 Tips for Barrel Racers Dealing with Extreme Winter Weather

Have you been suffering from Acute Horse Related Bad Weather Depression? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, extreme weather and cold temperatures caused by the Polar Vortex have resulted in some of the most extreme winter weather in history, causing thousands of barrel racers to be dramatically affected by this crippling disorder. Symptoms include […]

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Let LOVE Overflow for Greater Peace, Joy & Barrel Racing Success

In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, today I’ll be sharing some insight for fulfilling your purpose and strengthening your relationships (to yourself, others, even your horses) that is sure to make a positive impact in the arena! WHY? Because it’s ALL connected, you know. Although you may not visibly see the correlation, that which […]

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The Naked Truth – Powerful Insights on Becoming a Horse(wo)man

A genuine, intense and foundational love of horses is what inspires me, not just to be a top barrel racer, but a true horseman. It’s a fascination that borders the edge of obsession – and I wouldn’t have it any other way! Figuring out how both human AND horse can come together and truly WIN […]

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Principles for Performance – Horsemanship and Barrel Racing without Limits!

When a person really dives into, studies and understands the principles of natural horsemanship, deciding to put the ideas into practice becomes somewhat of a no brainer. It just makes sense – especially to the horse, which is why it’s so valuable to us, as humans. In my mind, there isn’t a group of equestrian […]

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It’s All About the Ribs – Flex and Elevate Them for Ultimate Athleticism & Power!

Before I dive into an effective exercise for flexing and elevating our horse’s ribs, it’s critical to understand the reasons WHY achieving this roundness through a horse’s midsection – both latitudinally and longitudinally, is so important. To start with, a horse that is dropped or concave down its topline will tend to be elevated and […]

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Turn First Barrel Stress into SUCCESS with a Customized Problem Solving Plan!

Have you ever experienced RSPA? It’s a very common condition among barrel racers, known as “Rate/Shape Point Anxiety.” It happens most commonly before the first barrel turn, but is known to take place before the second and third barrel as well. Symptoms include confusion, stress, nervousness, stutter stepping, second guessing, hesitation, and even fear, worry, […]

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STOP Enabling Your HOT Barrel Horse and START Empowering!

When it comes to barrel racing, it’s more often a matter of WHEN our horses will get HOT vs. IF.  Even with careful development and maintenance, it’s likely that at some point we’ll be challenged to have perfectly clear communication and emotional fitness from our horse when we need it most under high pressure circumstances....

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