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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.”

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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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