Nicole Love


The loud, vibrant atmosphere and sometimes less-than-ideal ground conditions of a rodeo can be rattling for a horse accustomed to competing in divisional barrel races, jackpots or aged events. Staley, North Carolina, trainer and multiple Open 1D champion Nicole Love has amassed more than $413,600 in career earnings in divisional races, aged events and rodeos and shares her advice for transitioning your horse into the rodeo world.