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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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Everything You Need to Know to Qualify for the Next WCRA Semifinals

Have you nominated to earn points to advance to the WCRA Rodeo $500,000 Semifinals Rodeo? Barrel racer Cheyenne Wimberley earned a $50,000 paycheck for winning the WCRA Rodeo Windy City Roundup on January 11. She earned that spot in Chicago by winning the first WCRA Semifinals in Guthrie, Oklahoma, in November 2018. Barrel racers made…
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Transitioning from Divisional Barrel Racing to Rodeo with Nicole Love

National Barrel Horse Association competitor and multiple open 1D champion Nicole Love offers her advice for divisional barrel racers curious about entering rodeos. Love’s current main mount is JL Josie Bar, a 2012 bay mare by JL Dash Ta Heaven and out of Bucks Josie Bar by Mr Docs Dakota. The 7-year-old mare enjoyed a…
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Horse Care and Nutrition with Brandon Cullins

Brandon Cullins knows what it takes to win at the highest levels of competition. The Clements, Maryland, trainer has won multiple National Barrel Horse Association open 1D titles, qualified two years in a row to the final four Shootout Round at RFD-TV’s The American Rodeo, swept the 2017 BFA World Championship Futurity, Derby and Juvenile…
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Kendra Dickson’s 5 Reasons to Shorten Your Stirrups

Professional barrel racer and clinician Kendra Dickson has a saying—you have to keep your feet to keep your seat. Many barrel racers ride with their stirrups too long, causing problems during a run such as leaning and rocking, balancing on your hands, getting unseated in a turn, toes down and legs back, and not using…
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Danyelle Campbell’s Circular Tire Drill

One of Danyelle Campbell’s favorite barrel racing drills is her circular tire drill. She uses it to reinforce her horses’ body positioning, take away anticipation and help you ride more correctly. Using tires instead of barrels helps a colt learn footwork and how to turn correctly and keeps a finished horse from sucking toward the…
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