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.
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.
It was the shout heard around the world as Guy McLean, covering his face with his hands, threw his arms in the air and grabbed teammate Dan James after hearing Team Australia announced as winners of Road to the Horse International March 11 in Murfreesboro, Tenn.