Entries by Heather Smith

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…

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…

What Every Aspiring NFR Barrel Racer Should Know – with 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…