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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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Confidence is Key

Boosting confidence in yourself and others is a big factor to doing your best in the arena. By McKenzie Morgan, age 16, originally published in the November 2018 issue of Barrel Horse News In my previous columns, I’ve written about hardheaded horses, the practice pen, dreams, self-confidence and being the “rodeo kid.” This month, I…
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Age is Only a Number

Bonnie Kyser hasn’t been riding as long as some, but she’s made the most of every moment in the saddle. Bonnie, or ‘Nana’ as she’s known to her grandchildren, got on a horse for the first time in 2010 and has fallen in love with barrel racing. Bonnie is also no stranger to National Barrel…
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Praise Be

Anita and Dwayne Randle’s budding Praise Performance Horses in Temple, Georgia, is gaining traction in the barrel racing industry thanks to the beautiful gray mare Eyesa Topaz. The Gift of Topaz Anita and “Topaz” won back-to-back National Barrel Horse Association Senior 1D World Championships in 2017 and 2018, in addition to multiple open 1D titles…
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Do It For Dad

Heidi Jo Dawson’s father unexpectedly passed away the day before she ran in the finals at the 2017 NBHA Open World Championships. She dedicated her run to his memory and came home with a world title. Hardly anything about the 2017 National Barrel Horse Association World Championship Show went as planned for Heidi Jo Dawson.…
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From Bottle Baby to Barrel Racing Star

The story behind Rylee Elliott’s NBHA Open 1D World Champion horse Super De Shine Winning an open world title on a 4-year-old is a feat all its own, but the 2017 National Barrel Horse Association World Championships hold a special place in Rylee Elliott’s heart. She raised her horse Super De Shine since the mare…
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