National Finals Rodeo qualifier Jyme Beth Powell has used the handmade Burris hackamore throughout several decades of barrel racing.

Burris hackamore
Burris hackamore. Photo by Kailey Sullins

Shank: Long with Some Slide at the Noseband

“I have an old-time Burris hack that I’ve used over the years. This will really get the horse’s hind end under him and a lot of rate, not so much bend. If you need more flex, I’d go to something else, but this will get you a lot of rate.”

Noseband: Wrapped Chain

“This one hangs on the nose. A lot of people want to tie the chain noseband up higher, but I don’t. I’ve just taken it to a smaller chain and let it hang down.”

Curb: Chain


Blanche Schaefer is an avid barrel racer and managing editor of Barrel Horse News. Email comments or questions to [email protected]

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