Kristin Yde and her horse Smokin Mack Frost are a well-known barrel racing team. Kristin is also currently bringing along a younger horse, "Cruiser," and has a barn full of her own and clients' horses at her home in Benson, North Carolina. As of February 20, Kristin and "Smack" are sitting third in the International Professional Rodeo Association standings. Here’s how Kristin keeps her horses performing at peak levels.
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.
When do those hauling horses need a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or fall under newly imposed federal electronic logging device (ELD) regulations? Officials released two documents to try to answer those questions.