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.
Professional barrel racer Kassie Mowry trains her horses against their natural tendencies to increase their athleticism and make them think.
Is my barrel horse unsound or untrained? By Tanya Randall Why is my horse not working? Is my horse unsound, untrained or a little of both? Severe unsoundness—a…
Several winners from 2019’s marquis end-of-season futurities—the Barrel Futurities of America World Championships and Better Barrel Races OKC Futurity—shared their tips for preparing colts to run competitively and keeping them happy at their first big shows.
Preparing 3-year-olds for the juvenile futurity isn’t a rushed process for trainer Lacey Harmon. It takes a special hand to make winning a $100,000 slot race seem easy…