This article originally appeared in the April 15, 2009, issue of the Barrel Horse News Regional Report.

Kenna Squires. (photo by Kenneth Springer)Hometown: Fredonia, Texas.

Relationship Status: Married to Brad Squires.

Favorite TV shows: RFD channel. Cattle and horse stuff. I like Heroes, and I watch NBC a lot.

What’s in my iPod: I listen to everything. I’m not a big country music person, but if it’s on, I’ll listen to it.

What I drive: A Chevy 4500.

What I haul: A Bloomer 5 Horse.

Favorite movies: Comedies.

Favorite magazines: Barrel Horse News.

Worst habit: I can be a little foul-mouthed, but I try to curb it a little bit.

On my office walls: Pictures of horses running barrels.

First job: It’s always been horse related. I made roping horses, helping my dad get them going.

Talent I’d most like to have: I’d like to be really, really smart.

Favorite meal: Lasagna, or anything Italian.

Favorite attribute or quality about self: I’m tall, and before now, I had neck surgery and couldn’t talk for while, and I think everyone enjoyed that.

Least favorite attribute or quality: It’s not like I wear double-D’s. If I had them for a day, it would be fun, but I don’t.

Favorite saddle: I ride either the Ammerman Angel Kisses, or I ride the Cervi Martin saddle. Both of those I really enjoy.

Favorite bit: I like a nice Tom Balding bit in general. I like his shanked bit.

Favorite futurity: That would have to be the Good Time$. We have a lot of fun there.

Favorite rodeo: We always really enjoy Red Lodge.

Heroes: Wanda Bush, Martha Wright and my mom.

What’s on my bucket list: I used to want to sky dive, but I bungee jumped one time, and I think that’s close enough.  I’m not really good with heights. My mom is going on a trip around the world here in about two weeks, and I think that’s probably what I’d like to do.

Favorite quality in people/horses: Horses that come to you, and people that smile and are friendly.

Least favorite quality in people/horses: Jealousy, and I don’t like horses that are bitter.

If you could change anything about the barrel racing industry, what would it be: I’d like for it to pay more. I’d like for those of us that train them to feel like it would pay to keep them every now and then, and we wouldn’t have to make a living by selling them.

Michael Mahaffey is associate editor of Barrel Horse News. Send comments on this article to [email protected].

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