Mulitple National Finals Rodeo qualifier and 2018 RFD-TV’s The American Champion Taci Bettis makes sure her main mount Bogie Is A Smash (Bogie Biankus x Bogies Devine Smash x Remember Smash) gets everything he needs to stay sound, healthy and happy. There’s a few items she’s learned throughout her rodeo career that she can’t leave the house without.

“I would say gummy bears,” Bettis said with a laugh. “You know when you’re on the road you get to needing [extra energy]. I never needed a Monster until [last] summer when I was rodeoing and driving all night. I never even knew what a Monster was until then, and that saved me all summer from driving all night. But I just try to keep all the things I need for my horse. I don’t take care of me as much as I should. I put ‘Smash’ up on a pedestal, so anything I feel he needs is always with me. All his Back On Tracks, PHTs—those are my necessities. I put me on the back burner more than anything.”


Kailey Sullins is managing editor of Barrel Horse News, and an avid barrel racer and breakaway roper. Email comments or questions to [email protected]

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