Being an independent do-it-yourselfer was never an option for me, it was a requirement.
Although I have a history of developing our horses from the ground up and am 100% responsible for their hoof care, have started & run numerous successful businesses, as well as become a multiple-time, self published best-selling author while also being the sole driving force behind BarrelRacingTips.com – becoming a successful barrel racer and entreprenuer is NOT something I have done alone.
It takes a village, and the leader of mine is our Lord & Savior. He is the source of my unending motivation, and the inspiration behind everything I do. The purpose of my life is very clear – to serve God through my mission to help barrel racers WIN, IN the arena and out.
One of His greatest gifts has been my loving husband, Craig Smith. As a USTRC Reserve World Champion team roper, a passion for horses and competing is one we share. I am beyond blessed to spend my my days riding by his side.
I wouldn’t be where I am today without the many horses that have contributed to my growth and success over the years. Our current standouts include Marked and Honored (Pistol) and Zans Bar Chex (Dot Com).
Their incredibly varying range of personalities and innate characteristics combined with the ongoing challenge of optimizing and revealing their greatest potential is something I thoroughly enjoy. As a equine educator, I’m grateful for the opportunity to learn from such talented athletes and willing students.
Below I’ve shared some of the products, services and people my husband and I (and our horses) depend on. Our drive to be the best has enabled us to quickly identify those that align with our program.
I am a practical person who values simplicity and prefers quality over quantity. While never-ending personal development AND staying current on the latest research and technology is important to me, I don’t do fads. I resonate with others who live and work by the same guiding principles of authenticity, honesty, and integrity.
You can be assured that your life AND your horse’s performance will be positively impacted as ours have through offerings from the fine folks and companies listed below.
We’ve been using SummixMax Equine IM injectable Chondroitin 4-Sulfate solution since 2019. Pistol gets a vial 48 hours before every run. It’s been a game-changer for keeping our ‘golden oldies’ in the game. SummitMax is formulated to be a powerful, drug-free and safe way to reduce inflammation, improve joint health, comfort and performance + positively impact total body wellness! Click here to order SummitMax Equine.
For years I had a whole shelf of equine topical products for different purposes, however since Prime Emugel launched, I reach for it now every time. This clear, topical gel (for horses or humans) is amazing for effectively and safely reducing pain, swelling and inflammation. I keep a human size bottle in the house, barn and horse trailer! Click here to order Prime Gel.
BEMER Horse-Set PEMF Therapy
BEMER is something I’ve had on my radar since 2017, and now that we’ve incorporated it into our program, it’s just as amazing as I anticipated it would be!
The differences we’re seeing by using the BEMER blanket and leg cuffs are above and beyond so many products that claim to improve circulation. We love using it pre-ride, and it’s especially beneficial before competition.
BEMER stimulates the micro-circulatory system to provide more efficient blood flow and assist in the delivery of oxygen & nutrients to cells. This reduces inflammation, speeds up recovery from stress & injury and enhances all-around health and healing. Another benefit I appreciate is that it creates so much enjoyable relaxation for horses due to how it affects the parasympathetic nervous system.
Beyond that, the effectiveness and convenience of BEMER really sets it apart. The unique PEMF signal is safe and effective – it’s a convenient, game-changing therapy for both body and mind!
To learn more about our experience and find out how your horses can be “Better with BEMER,” click here.
$500 OFF EquiVibe Whole Body Vibration Platform
After my barrel horse reinjured a ligament in 2015, I knew a complete and lasting recovery would mean incorporating EquiVibe therapy into his routine for rehab, performance and preventative care.
Whole body vibration has been shown to condition soft tissues, relieve sore muscles, accelerate healing and build bone density. EquiVibe specifically offers vertical vibration, which mirrors natural movement and features customizable speed settings to meet each horse’s individual needs ranging from 10-60 hertz.
EquiVibe is the top choice for vets, rehab centers & professional competitors.
Learn about the many benefits of (vertical) whole body vibration and how to receive $500 OFF with code healthyhorse at EquiVibeTherapy.com.
Horse Health Products from Silver Lining Herbs
Competition is tough, and every barrel racer is looking for an edge – something to add to their program to produce that extra spark of vitality necessary to WIN.
I’ve found however, that closely analyzing, simplifying and balancing our horse’s diet while utilizing natural forms of support to be an even more effective way of achieving optimal health & performance.
Silver Lining offers the finest quality herbs, formulated for maximum absorption. They’re trusted by professional horsemen and the world’s most reputable veterinarians.
To receive a 10% discount, visit SilverLiningHerbs.com and enter healthyhorse at checkout!
Microcurrent Devices & Equipment from Matrix Therapy Products
You may be familiar with Acuscope and Myopulse systems used by sought-after equine therapists to keep barrel horses running strong. The cost of these bulky units and the training necessary to operate them can cost many thousands of dollars, but Matrix Therapy Products delivers the power of microcurrent therapy to every competitor and horse owner.
The Best-Vet III therapy device features diagnostic capabilities, therapeutic functions, and has proven to be a game-changer for our horse’s health, soundness and performance!
Infrared Light Therapy from RevitaVet
Our horses have benefited from (hand-held) light therapy for several years. After investing in a RevitaVet system, we’re now achieving even greater results thanks to convenient accessories and wraps that penetrate even more deeply and cover much larger areas, such as the back, feet and legs.
Infrared light therapy accelerates mitochondria within cells, increases ATP production and stimulates cellular regeneration. It releases endorphins, serotonin, and anti-inflammatory enzymes while suppressing those that create swelling and pain.
Infrared light has been shown to increase lymph drainage, circulation, relax tight muscles, as well as improve the structure of tendons, bones, skin and cartilage by increasing collagen production.
To learn more and get your system, visit RevitaVet.com and use code healthyhorse to receive a 15% discount!
Working in partnership with like-minded professionals is something I embrace to truly create WIN/WIN/WIN opportunities. However, accepting sponsorship is not something I do without full and complete endorsement.
As a longtime business owner who has successfully leveraged the internet through use of graphic & web design and copywriting, I’m well-prepared to offer sponsors an unprecedented degree of awareness and visibility for their business.
Being a professional barrel racer, horsemanship instructor, coach, Licensed Veterinary Technician, 4x #1 best-selling author, plus having over 100,000 engaged & enthusiastic Facebook fans, over 30,000 Instagram followers, a significant email list growing steadily since 2011, and a history of over two million hits to BarrelRacingTips.com per month, as well as a deep, continually nurtured and trusting relationship with thousands of barrel racers worldwide – all demonstrates that I have effectively developed an incomparable skill set and unique platform from which to reach, and most importantly serve the barrel racing masses.
I believe collaborating to build mutually beneficial relationships with other savvy business owners who share similar goals is also a vitally important for supporting continued growth of the barrel racing and rodeo industries as a whole.
Together, we can work toward ensuring the western way of life and everything it represents is a legacy that lives on.
“Today cowgirls wear many hats, but you can bet that whichever role she’s playing, she’ll be giving her all. It’s just the right thing to do – in competition, in business, and in LIFE.”
My passion and purpose is delivering one-of-a-kind resources and inspiration to help barrel racers develop educated, confident, high-achieving equine athletes.