A Barrel Racer's Guide to Clinicians

An easy way to improve your horsemanship is by learning from the professionals. I’ve gathered a list of professionals and top-notch horsemen and horsewomen who have yearly clinics or offer personal lessons.

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Jackie Ganter's 'Fight Song'

Rachel Platten, if you’re reading this please consider this your official thank you. Jackie Ganter dreamed of being the WPRA Barrel Racing Rookie of the Year, but sometimes you have to "fight" your way to the top (excuse my pun). That's exactly what Ganter did in the 2015 season, and she did it with a little help from a 3 1/2 minute tune.

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Fitness for Fall

Whether you are gearing up for fall futurities or just trying to maintain your strength and energy with a full course load, working out will help you achieve your goals. Certified personal trainer Heather Bertone Sanders shared some tips with me on how to kick off your fitness routine, no matter how busy you are.

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What Happens in Vegas...

Barrel racer and professional photographer, Debora Mann, lends us a first hand view into her trip to the 2016 Professional’s Choice NBHA Las Vegas Super Show. The event held a few surprises for Mann, but she was still able to enjoy the event despite an admittedly unfortunate upset.

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Photo by James Phifer

Halloween in Georgia

Sure, the holidays are just around the corner and I can almost smell my grandma's homemade chicken noodles, Thanksgiving day dressing, and that succulent turkey... but I better stop now or I'll be heading out for a mid-afternoon snack. There is plenty to pull our attention this time of year, family, friends and of course two of the biggest events in the industry ( do I even need to say National Finals Rodeo and Barrel Futurities of America?). But before we all get stuck in a turkey coma, let's take a little look back at some of the things that happened last month. I thought I'd give you all a sneak peek into a little different type of barrel racer's holiday activities from the NBHA World Championships for this Throwback Thursday. 

By: Kailey Sullins, Associate Editor, Barrel Horse News

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Get to Know Abigail!


My name is Abigail Boatwright. If you’ve been reading Barrel Horse News for the last eight months or so, you might recognize my name because I’ve been a freelance writer and photographer for the magazine since November.

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