Brandon Cullins and Emily Efurd Discuss Realities of Training Barrel Horses

One of barrel racing's power couples sit down on The Money Barrel podcast from the Colorado Classic Futurity and Derby to discuss what it's really like training barrel horses as a career.
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Brandon Cullins and MJ Seger Fast Lane won second in the first round of the futurity at Ruby Buckle. Image by Lexi Smith Media.

It’s not all sunshine and rainbows when training barrel horses for a living, and Brandon Cullins and Emily Efurd sit down to talk on The Money Barrel Podcast about the highs and lows of their training careers from the Colorado Classic Futurity and Derby.

This conversation features a fun, laid-back and honest look into the realities of working at training barrel horses full-time as a career. Efurd and Cullins operate out of Texas, but Cullin’s roots trace back to Maryland. The two are engaged and operate their business together, training some of the top horses in the game.

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Emily Efurd and Hyper By Design won the second round and aggregate at the 2023 Ruby Buckle West Race. Image by Lexi Smith Media.

Cullins has won over a million dollars in his career with countless big time wins notorious horses trained on his resume. Efurd is a past WPRA Rookie of the Year turned futurity trainer, and combined they banked over $100,000 between the Colorado Classic and the Ruby Buckle West race the following week after the podcast was recorded.

This episode is brought to you by SmartPak Equine.

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