That intangible “it” factor that separates the great from the good. “What is the will to win? What separates good from greatness? Everyone seeks it, yet so few…
Dena Kirkpatrick believes in keeping her training methods simple and she employs the same philosophy when selecting the bits best suited to different stages of barrel horse training.
“I get a lot of questions about what kinds of bits I use and it doesn’t take me long to explain because I keep things simple,” says Kirkpatrick. “I have a few bits that are my favorites and I stick with them.”
Rating is a key component in barrel racing. Your horse’s ability to turn a barrel and perform is directly related to his ability to rate, something that can make or break your winning run. Renowned barrel horse trainer and competitor Dena Kirkpatrick has a few tips for overcoming the everyday problems riders face when correcting the lack of rate in their barrel horse.