These 2016 AQHA All-American Congress competitors share insight on how to achieve your dreams inside the arena.
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.
It's odd how two people can look at the same horse and view it with a different eye. One person may regard a horse as fat, but to the other it may appear just right. One might describe a horse as "ribby," but in the eyes of another, its lean and fit. While it's customary for some horse owners to "eyeball" their horses to determine ideal weight, this leaves room for error, which can seriously affect your horse's health. Instead, there's a better way.
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.