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Here are Articles I have written.  These derive from what I have researched & experience on my adventures- Enjoy!

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Identity Crisis – “A Trainer”

The title “Barrel Horse Trainer” gets thrown around like confetti at a 1980’s wedding. SO many horse riders like the idea of being or identifying as a horse trainer, yet so few fit the bill.

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Confidence.

Confidence – we all want it and it isn’t a “Fake it ’till you make it” kinda deal. The biggest confidence killer is when effort does not produce results. It has been proven by sports psychologists for decades. So the questions is – Do you know WHY you aren’t getting the results you want in

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She wrecked a lot of good horses in her day

She wrecked a lot of good horses in her day….. Although it wasn’t her fault. She tried. She tried every clinic she could afford to get to. She tried every training drill she saw. She tried every supplement, mineral and feed that came on the market. She tried new bits, new saddles, new gadgets. She

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What “Factually” Happened in Your Run?

How many days old were you when you thought you made up a new word “Factually” and then googled it and found it in the dictionary as an Ad-Verb.    I was today days old “July 16th 2019”.  Even though I didn’t invent it (and my brain REALLY wants to take credit for it), it

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All we need is just a little Patience

In my head, when you read the title, you now have the same iconic Guns N Roses song in your head as I did when writing this.  You can hear Axle Rose whistling the intro and we all go to that place, that a nostalgic songs take us. Some of you reading this aren’t old

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Who is holding your measuring stick?

What measuring stick?  What is this lady babbling about this week?  Who even uses a measuring stick anymore?  Is she talking about the ones people use to stick horses for how tall they are?   Nope, I’m talking about measuring our self worth and whos voices we allow in our lives to decide if we

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Parrots & Sheep in the Barrel Patch

What do I mean Parrots & Sheep in the barrel pen?   Don’t worry, you didn’t miss a viral video. Other than an Ed Wright video a few years ago on YouTube with a random chicken that scared the crap out of a horse,  I haven’t seen any random farm animals IN the barrel pen,

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Stop Blaming Your Bit

Stop blaming your bit. Your bit has a bigger impact on the clock if you are in the approx 7-8% of elite riders that have a honed feel to the most minute pressure, but for the rest of the 91-92% of us in barrel racer land, there are a lot of other factors that are

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