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In the third of a four-part series on cross-training in the May 2013 issue of Barrel Horse News, we learned how cutting has influenced some of today’s best barrel racers and how to apply some concepts from cow work to make the most of the cloverleaf calling. Here, we share a statistical sample of our findings in researching the top horses with earnings in both events.

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The Women’s Professional Rodeo Association’s Montana Circuit leads the way in tracking rodeo horse earnings.

   Most women become members of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association when they have THE horse capable of competing at what many consider to be the elite level, but much to the dismay of breeders and trainers, those special horses rarely get the credit they deserve. They toil away in obscurity, maybe known only by a barn name or “so-and-so’s roan gelding.” 

Check out the highs and lows of the 2009 premier barrel horse sales.

Exceptional horses sold high, but mid-level horses and those with less established programs and unproven bloodlines struggled as consignors and breeders tried to make headways in the troubled economy.

1. Can Chaser Challenge, Pasco, WA 913 08/02/2007 $92,500 $398,0402. Better Barrel Races Bbr Finals, Oklahoma City, OK 1,845 01/24/2007 $50,000 $245,1003. World Barrel Racing Productions Finals, Waco, TX 11/08/2007 $232,1574. National Barrel Horse Association Championships Nbha, Augusta,…