That Darned Achilles’ Heel

By Kathy Korell-Rach, Ph.D.

Anyone smart competitor recognizes that they have certain strengths and weaknesses. While it appears to be common sense to target problem areas so we can minimize their impact, many do not do this effectively. Often, we devote a great deal of attention to our problem areas, particularly if we are experiencing a slump. Of course, we do this in order to get rid of the glitch that is keeping us away from the pay window. However, getting stuck in a pattern of focusing primarily on weaknesses will likely have a negative impact on our actual performances.

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Strong in the Saddle

Three barrel racing and fitness gurus discuss how maintaining a healthy lifestyle has improved their physical and mental ability in the arena.

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Training: Secrets to a Soft Mouth

Horsemanship and proper bit selection combine to create a horse with a soft, responsive mouth. Discover the functional subtleties of the wide variety of bits used in the barrel racing industry.

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Breaking into rodeo

By Abigail Boatwright

These three rodeo competitors shared advice for getting into the rodeo arena in the July issue of Barrel Horse News. Here's some keys to success that are important to them.

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