These riders who competed at the National Barrel Horse Association Bama Blast in September 2016 shared their thoughts on pre-ride rituals and advice for other barrel racers hoping to achieve their goals.
In the third of a four-part series on cross-training in the May 2013 issue of Barrel Horse News, we learned how cutting has influenced some of today’s best barrel racers and how to apply some concepts from cow work to make the most of the cloverleaf calling. Here, we share a statistical sample of our findings in researching the top horses with earnings in both events.
Amanda Harris and Frenchman Fire Fly won the Silesia, Montana, American Rodeo qualifier October 23, 2016, by nearly two tenths of a second. In this Q&A from our December 2016 issue, BHN visited with Amanda about solidifying her first trip to the semifinals for a shot at competing in the world's richest one-day rodeo.
Accomplished rider and trainer Quay Eaves qualified for the 2017 American Rodeo semifinals aboard Carrie Thompson's horse Shes Just Like Candy. In this Q&A from our December 2016 issue, BHN spoke with Quay about the big victory at the Starkville, Mississippi, qualifier on the mare he says is long overdue for her chance to shine on a big stage.