Sherry Cervi West Coast Youth Championship winners:
It takes hard work. Just practice being on top of your game all the time, always being ready to pull out a run. I practice every day.
My mom just always says to ride hard and just do the same thing they always do. Don’t overthink yourself. Don’t try hard, just do your own thing.
All American Youth Barrel Race winners:
Like Fallon says, the key to success is definitely hard work and dedication. I get up at six in the morning and go ride all of my horses before it gets hot. Dedication is something that definitely has to be… You have to put forth an effort. If you want to win, you have to put forth the effort and dedication into the sport. And hard work. It takes dedication and not giving up. You have to strive to be someone better than you were the day before.
The only thing you can really do is just believe in yourself and try to go where you want to go. You have to realize that you are not limited. You can push through that.
Just treat the horse the way that you would want to be treated and don’t yank on their face when it’s your fault that you hit a barrel.
Listen to your horse. So many times, Omar was very hardheaded and stubborn when we first started training. When you’re trying to train one, if they can’t get it a certain way, try to approach it from a different angle. Because if it’s something that they don’t understand, just continuing to beat your head against the wall and trying and trying and trying, sometimes it works but other times it won’t always get you there. So try to step back and take it from a different angle. Still getting the same results but try from a different angle or perspective.
Just never give up and no matter how much pressure is on you, just overcome it.
It’s not always going come to you like this (winning), it might take a while for you and horse to get it on the same page.