Canadian Julie Plourde’s got a few defining characteristics including one of the stickiest seats North of the border and the horsepower to match.
SmartPak’s supplement selection is huge—but their supplement quiz makes selecting the right ones simple.
Highpoint Performance Horses takes pride in their barrel horse feeding and supplement program, and that includes feeding horses ranging from record-breaking stallion Slick By Design and his son Slye By Design in the breeding shed to Wenda Johnson’s NFR mounts MacGyver Moonflash “Mac” and Steal Money “Mo.” Keeping these animals in peak performance condition is […]
With hundreds of horse supplements available, reading the ingredients can make more sense than the fancy supplement names and bold claims. Check out these five ingredients and take one step closer to becoming a feed room expert with the help of our friends at SmartPak. No. 5 Mushrooms for immune function Mushrooms have been used […]
What are ulcers, why do barrel horses struggle with them and what are some popular ways to manage the nasty buggers? Find out here.
Here’s five veterinarian-backed ways to cut down on bugs this summer during barrel racing travels.
Originally from Butte, Montana, and now making his home in Shawnee, Oklahoma, 53-year-old barrel racing futurity trainer Mark Bugni has carved out his place in the barrel industry with methodical training and a no-bones-about-it attitude. In 2021 and 2022, Bugni and futurity standout gelding JL Roc Lost A Soc (JL Sirocco x Reddy To Reboud […]
Finding the right bit is a beautiful thing, but when it comes to barrel racing bits, the waters can be murky and the quest to finding the perfect headgear can be overwhelming. Behold, the bit breakdown series. Barrel Racing Magazine caught up with professionals from every corner of the barrel industry to discuss bit mechanics. In the […]
Forty-two-year-old Kathleen Ménard-Perron moved from Quebec, Canada, to Ocala, Florida four years ago to take advantage of the year-round barrel racing opportunities in the United States. Speaking French Canadian and picking up English as a second language throughout her life, Ménard-Perron has now competed alongside the sport’s biggest stars at The American Rodeo. Winning 2023 […]
Tamara Barnhart is the underdog the barrel racing masses have been waiting to root for. More specifically, she’s a single mom of two boys.She runs her own chiropractic practice. She’s a horse trainer. She’s a fitness buff. Oh, and she’s your 2023 champion of The American Contender Series and set to compete at The American […]
Learn to decode different parts of a bit in the first edition of a series on bits and why they work the way they do.
These barrel racers are working smarter—not harder— to make their rodeo dreams possible, and they’re sharing their secrets.
Tyler Rivette burst onto the futurity scene in 2015 and found his groove riding A Streak Of Fling-sired horses, most recently clinching the Kinder Cup Futurity Championship and gathering more than $30,000 in winnings Feb. 7—11, 2023, aboard A Streak Of Fling gelding Slingin Firewater. Slingin Firewater and Rivette ran a 15.052 in the first […]
A carefully assembled panel of industry experts weigh in on their top Do’s and Don’t of buying and selling barrel horses.
Julie Thomas knows how to work hard and play hard, winning her third International Professional Rodeo Association Barrel Racing Championship in Guthrie, Oklahoma, Jan. 15, at the 53rd International Finals Rodeo with $38,340 earned throughout the year. The 51-year-old assistant principal from Ranger, Georgia, uses rodeo as an outlet after nine- to 12-hour days at […]