Kassie Mowry explains her program for a colt’s first year on the barrels, from starting the pattern to prepping for the juvenile futurities.
Straighten up your horse’s lines between barrels and fix anticipation with this barrel racing drill from trainer Sharin Hall.
Learn why each axis point in the turn is important for riding perfect circles and better barrel patterns.
Whether she’s training a horse to cut cows or turn barrels, Jessie Domann wants drive from the hindquarters, snappy shoulders and straight lines.
Carl Gould is a National Reined Cowhorse Association Hall of Fame inductee, he won the Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Championship in 1989 and made history by winning it on an Appaloosa. His wife, Kathy, won the Snaffle Bit Non Pro Futurity Championship the same year and they became the only husband-and-wife team to have accomplished such a feat. Carl has gone on to win multiple championships and more than $77,000 in Equi-Stat reported lifetime earnings across multiple disciplines.
Hallie Hanssen’s training philosophy relies on teaching barrel horses responsiveness through consistent cues.
These young barrel horse trainers are proving they’ve got what it takes to train and compete alongside the industry’s top veterans.
Trainer Caroline Boucher was thrust into the spotlight with the 2020 Pink Buckle Futurity Championship, but the Canadian horsewoman has been working tirelessly for decades to build that dream.
Trainer Samantha Flannery noticed an untapped well in the futurity industry—the options for quality help for the average person training their own futurity horse.