Improve your feel and connection to your horse’s mouth through how you hold the reins. All-around hand and 2020 World’s Greatest Horsewoman Kelsey Love Thomas shows you how.
Futurity trainer Craig Brooks has a different way of utilizing the popular Kathy James gag bit by raising it up in the horse’s mouth and tightening the curb to hold up a horse that comes back hard around a barrel.
Find results from the 2023 BFA World Championships and follow along with stories and interviews with the week’s winners.
Slot race first-timer Elaina McKinney took home $100,000 for winning the 2023 BFA SuperStakes on 3-year-old home-trained gelding TJR Malibu Eddie.
Go beyond the stats in our special Q&A spotlights on first-time NFR qualifiers in the barrel racing at the 2023 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
Samantha Flannery favors the Briggs bit, a short-shank square mullen made by Boutin Bits (formerly L&S Bits/No Hit Bits), for a naturally turn-y horse that doesn’t need a lot of help in a run, like her multiple 2021 futurity champion Promise Me Fame Guys, who went on to rodeo fame with Lisa Lockhart.
Two barrel horses trained by Janna Brown were voted No. 1 and No. 2 2023 WPRA/AQHA Horse of the Year — Fame Fire Rocks and Jets Top Gun, respectively.
Dena Kirkpatrick builds softness, footwork and correct body position in her horses through a pole exercise.
The 2023 Pink Buckle is paying out $4.105 million guaranteed money. Follow Barrel Horse News here for Pink Buckle Barrel Race results & updates.