What better way to celebrate National Day of the Cowgirl than with words of wisdom from the current WPRA top five barrel racers?

As we count down the days to the National Finals Rodeo, barrel racers across the country turn their eyes to what the experts are doing. The current Women’s Professional Rodeo Association top five cowgirls share some tips and words of advice.

Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi

…you can’t go anywhere in the barrel racing world without having great horses.”

What better way to celebrate National Day of the Cowgirl than with wise words from some of the top barrel racers.
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“As a barrel racer, you can’t go anywhere in the barrel racing world without having great horses. I just made some decisions, and I didn’t know I was going to get that lucky. One of those [lucky choices] was buying Streakin Six Babe. She’s been huge to my career. Her babies have been amazing.”


Jordon Briggs

Focus on your training, set your horse up for his best success, and ultimately, just have fun.

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“Focus on your training, set your horse up for his best success, and ultimately, just have fun. That’s what barrel racing is all about; it’s an opportunity for us to have a relationship with our horses and enjoy the process along the way. Don’t compare yourself to anybody else. Just compare yourself to the work you put into it the week prior to the competition.”


Kassie Mowry

As long as they’re willing about it, they take the training and they learn…”

What better way to celebrate National Day of the Cowgirl than with wise words from some of the top barrel racers.
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“I’ve learned that those horses can still come around and be really great horses, it just requires a little more work at the beginning and a lot more consistency. As long as they’re willing about it, they take the training and they learn, and for the most part are moving forward through the process and not too many backwards days, they’ll catch on eventually. The light bulb will come on and they’ll stay hooked.”


Lisa Lockhart

I just try to look back on each day and some mistakes we made the day before and how to improve on our next run.

What better way to celebrate National Day of the Cowgirl than with wise words from some of the top barrel racers.
Photo by Springer

“I just try to look back on each day and some mistakes we made the day before and how to improve on our next run. We’ll just keep going one day at a time and address his needs as they come, and go as fast as we can possibly go.”


Hailey Kinsel

Knowing there is a bigger purpose to why I’m here and why I’m getting to do what I get to do helps me understand why I get these opportunities.”

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“My faith and knowing that rodeo and horses aren’t everything — as much as I want them to be — is what keeps me grounded. Knowing there is a bigger purpose to why I’m here and why I’m getting to do what I get to do helps me understand why I get these opportunities. And my family; they are very hardworking, good people and they just remind me to be the best person I can be in any scenario, whether winning or losing.”


View the current WPRA barrel racing world standings here.

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  1. What are you really looking for when buying a barrel horse? I am in Australia and unfortunately the barrel racing ‘world’ is a lot smaller here. I have been trying to get more involved in the rodeos and get both myself and my horse working much nicer but just wondering what to look out for as my horse is going to need to be retired from barrel racing soon as he has started to get a sway back and is 15years old.
    thanks!

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