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Brandon Cullins’ Six Keys to Happy Barrel Horses

Six keys to happy barrel horses with NBHA 2019 1D World Champion Brandon Cullins. Make sure they’re happy. “They need to be feeling good and fed good. I like a horse looking really good—the better they look, the better they feel. I like to turn them out a lot. Mental health turns into physical health….

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Let the Joneses Go! With Fallon Taylor

By Fallon Taylor, with Danika Kent This article was originally published in the June 2015 issue of Barrel Horse News Let’s face it. If I could wrap Babyflo in head-to-toe bubble wrap and keep her in a padded room until five minutes before a run, I would. She has it all! Hock wraps, compression wraps, polo…

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Learning to Take Advice from Anywhere

Professional trainer and barrel racer Ivy Hurst says you can learn something from anywhere if you are open-minded and willing to accept advice. Sometimes it’s Just That Simple “Some of the best advice I’ve gotten in my life has come from the most unexpected source—somebody’s dad was sitting in the stands; had never been on…

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Guidelines for Wearing Spurs

Spurs are a useful tool to enforce your aids, when used correctly. Professional barrel horse trainer Tana Renick explains how, when and why to use spurs. The Purpose of Spurs “I don’t use them to try to get a horse to run harder or anything like that. I use them No. 1, for respect. I…

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Quick Fix: Incorrect Position Coming into the Barrel

Professional trainer Jana Beam Brown shows you a common rider error in barrel racing and how to fix it. The Problem: “Sometimes you see people at a barrel race coming into the barrel, and they’ll start way out there, and then as they want to start the turn they’ll fall forward and lean in, and…

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Brandon Cullins Points on the Pattern

Brandon Cullins demonstrates why you need a lot more room around the barrels during slow work and how it applies to going fast: Published by Barrel Horse News.

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Longest-Running Rodeo School in the World Returns to Action at Josey Ranch

By Ashley Schenck and Madison Bruce, courtesy Martha Josey-Josey Ranch The familiar sound of horses walking along the pavement blends with a new symphony of ropes cutting through the air. This melody is the heartbeat of rodeo and signals the return of the Josey Ranch Summer Schools. Living legends Martha and R.E. Josey have eagerly…

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