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NBHA and Troxel Helmets Partner to Promote Rider Safety at the NBHA Youth World Championships

The National Barrel Horse Association and Troxel Helmets have partnered to create the very first Helmet Side Pot at the 2019 NBHA Youth World Championships from July 21–27 in Perry, Georgia. The $500 added money side-pot is open to all competitors at the Youth World Championships who are wearing any brand of helmet. Competitors can…
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Buying a Finished Horse

Professional barrel horse trainer Kenna Squires offers insight on shopping for your next barrel horse.
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Getting Back on the Horse

Multiple open 1D champion Leslie Willis shares some advice for how to come back from a serious fall. In March 2018, multiple futurity and open champion Leslie Willis suffered one of the worst riding wrecks she’s ever experienced. “I had [5-year-old Silver Seis] fall on me about 11 horses before I ran [The Country Corona],”…
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Claiming His Fame

Past NBHA Youth World Champion Michael Duffie and Reclaim Fame added another big achievement to their record this year with a qualification to RFD-TV’s The American Rodeo. At only 16 years old, Michael Duffie has already amassed more than $160,000 in Equi-Stat reported earnings. His relatively short career is studded with major wins, including the…
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A Bit on Bits with Michele McLeod

The combined knowledge of master bit and spur maker Greg Darnall and multiple National Finals Rodeo qualifier and futurity champion Michele McLeod is immense—so much so that the two teamed up to design a line of bits specifically designed to address many of the common issues riders face with barrel horses. Drawing on McLeod’s years…
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Turning Setbacks into Blessings

The ability to create new goals out of setbacks and keeping a small circle of your strongest supporters is important for success inside the arena and happiness outside the arena. By McKenzie Morgan, age 16, originally published in the January 2019 issue of Barrel Horse News If There’s a Will, There’s a Way In my…
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