The Cameron Schoneberg short shank “hot dog bit” is an easy transition bridle from an O-ring snaffle for futurity trainer Ashley Schafer’s 2- and 3-year-old colts.
The 2023 Old Fort Days Futurity and Super Derby is underway, and the fastest futurity and derby qualifiers in one of barrel racing’s most historic and prestigious aged events are set for the final round.
Up your training game with these 6 quick futurity horse tips from several successful barrel futurity trainers.
Barrel Horse News caught up with some of the best trainers in the business to discover their preferred progression in bits as colts evolve from new to the pattern to seasoned campaigners.
Barrel Horse News caught up with futurity champion Ashley Schafer to find out what she considers to be her keys to success throughout her career.
Professional barrel horse trainer Ashley Schafer offers feedback on reader-submitted barrel runs. This month, she offers tips for Summer on how to accomplish smooth, forward motion around a barrel, soft lateral and vertical flexion and how to achieve speed without kicking.
Ashley Schafer explains her approach to exhibitions and the importance of hauling colts to public places.
Ashley Schafer believes riding the hindquarters of a horse is important to have control of the horse’s body.