Getting Over Gate Problems

There are many reasons why horses develop gate problems. Dentistry and the horse’s soundness need to be evaluated in the case of gate issues, but sometimes it goes a lot deeper, because a person’s riding can affect the mindset of their horse.

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Competition Focus

Several of barrel racing's most successful pro rodeo cowgirls, futurity trainers and youth competitors share their strategies for staying focused when the pressure's on.

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Q&A with Dena Kirkpatrick

If you have been around barrel racing very long, you know that the names of some of barrel racing’s greatest performers have been associated with the name of one veteran trainer — Dena Kirkpatrick. Barrel Horse News caught up with the Post, Texas trainer and clinician during one of her popular clinics several years ago for a question and answer session to reflect on her career and training philosophy.

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Smooth Sitting

Two-time world champion barrel racer Mary Burger offers instruction for achieving a balanced and effective body position in the saddle.

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