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Slow Down to Speed Up and Optimize Learning

Slow Down to Speed Up and Optimize Learning

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Although my husband’s gelding Dot Com came to us already having a long list of achievements in the roping pen, his sensitive nature combined with the pressures of life as a high caliber performance horse had contributed to a way of feeling and moving that involved a lot of physical tension, high headedness, inverted posture, and emotional insecurity.

The old days - tense, inverted & high headed.
The old days – tense, inverted & high headed.

When presented with an opportunity to spend time with Dot Com, although I drug my feet initially, I have to say I did feel confident I could meet Dot Com’s needs in a way that would change his life for the better, and bring out the best in him – both in the arena and out.

It just hasn’t happened the way I thought it would…

My journey with him so far has been rewarding, especially lately, but it hasn’t been without its challenges. In this article, I’d like to share a few of the lessons Dot Com has helped ME learn and ways in which he’s helped expand my own abilities, in hopes that it will expand yours as well. Read more

Help Celebrate “Secrets to Barrel Racing Success!”

May 1st officially marks the first day of a month long celebration to honor the release of the print version of Secrets to Barrel Racing Success!

Here’s a little ditty to get us started…



A party just isn’t a party without gifts, and there will be plenty of them to go around! 🎁

So be sure you click here for FREE updates via email, then click here to give ‘Heather Smith’s Barrel Racing Tips’ a LIKE on Facebook so you don’t miss out on any of the freebies and festivities!

To kick off this celebration, first I’d like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to the BarrelRacingTips.com community.

To those of you who have written with questions, praise and support of the content offered here and of the positive results you’re experiencing through using and implementing the new perspectives, understanding, tools and action steps found in the pages of Secrets to Barrel Racing Success (which until now was ONLY available in e-book format) – THANK YOU so much for connecting.

I LOVE hearing from you! 🤗

Later in the week, I’ll be adding some descriptive details on one of the very special FREE gifts being offered with the purchase of ‘The Secrets,’ which is called The Barrel Racer’s Guide to Speed DevelopmentHow to Reveal the Freaky Fast Athlete in Your Horse.

(Click here if you simply can’t wait!)

Today though, I’d like to share what I feel would be THE BEST GIFT that I could ever receive from YOU (sounds selfish, perhaps, but hear me out)…

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