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ashley schafer

Ashley Schafer’s training encourages balance in a horse’s movement and efficiency in its natural style.

Professional barrel horse trainer Ashley Schafer offers feedback on reader-submitted barrel runs. This month, she offers tips for Summer on how to accomplish smooth, forward motion around a barrel, soft lateral and vertical flexion and how to achieve speed without kicking.

Ashley Schafer and her standout mount KR Last Fling qualified for their second American Rodeo in as many years, winning the qualifier at the Ardmore Barrel Futurity (formerly the Jud Little Barrel Bash) on September 24, 2016, in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Barrel Horse News visited with Ashley about her smoking qualifiying run and what she plans to do differently in the semi-finals this year.