Transitioning from Divisional Barrel Races to Rodeo with Nicole Love

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.

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Breaking Into Rodeo

These three rodeo competitors shared advice for getting into the rodeo arena in the July 2016 issue of Barrel Horse News. Here's some keys to success that are important to them.

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Green secures qualification to RFD TV’s The American semifinals

When a shot at a one-day rodeo paying out $2 million knocks, Talmadge Green, Sandy Hook, Miss., answers. For Green, a $2 million earner in barrel racing and a 42-year veteran of the sport, winning The American barrel racing qualifier held in Jackson, Miss., at the Kirk Fordice Equine Center on Nov. 23 put him one step closer to achieving a dream during a year wrought with personal tragedy. Green lost his best friend and fiancé on Sept. 16, with the untimely passing of Megan Stockstill following the birth of their son Sterling.

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