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Archive for February 2019

Body Position Around the Barrel

Trainer PJ Burger offers insight on how to position your body and your horse’s body around the turn. Coming into the Barrel I like to be about an arm’s length from the barrel coming in. Start out wide and come in tight. I want the barrel right behind the calf of my leg. The faster…

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How Do WCRA Consolation Points Work?

Since the National Barrel Horse Association is an official partner of the World Champions Rodeo Alliance, you can still earn points even if you don’t place in the NBHA event you nominated. Here’s the points breakdown by division. World Champions Rodeo Alliance has created alliance partnerships with rodeo groups, committees, promoters, and single-discipline organizations, such…

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If At First You Don’t Succeed…

Setting big goals means you might not achieve them on your first try, but it’s important to keep pushing out of your comfort zone and go for it again. By McKenzie Morgan, age 16, originally published in the December 2018 issue of Barrel Horse News Throughout my columns this year, I’ve written about traveling up…

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Every Dollar Counts

Learn how to ensure your horse’s lifetime earnings are recorded accurately by Equi-Stat with these quick tips for entering barrel races. Enter your horse’s name exactly as it appears on registration papers. Be sure you’re including any initials and spacing correctly. For example, JL Dash Ta Heaven should always be entered with “JL,” Sadiefamouslastwords needs…

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Member Profile: Kyle Noon

Get to know longtime National Barrel Horse Association competitor and futurity champion Kyle Noon. Kyle Noon has been barrel racing more than 14 years and got his start in the sport thanks to multiple NBHA 1D champion Carl Wise. Noon now rides for Johnny Kight and has jockeyed several great horses in his young career,…

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Get to Know a Champion—Credit Ta Fame

Interview by Blanche Schaefer The Horse at Home “When you’re riding him at home, he’s very calm, chill and laid back most of the time. He’s lazy when you’re exercising him—you better put your spurs on or you’re going to get a leg workout. He’s really a kind, kind horse. That’s 99 percent of the…

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