Boulder, Colorado—May2, 2022 – BarrelRacing.com continues to bring the best competitors and coaches in the world together by adding top horse trainer and colt starter Justin Briggs to the site.
Originally from Fort Pierce, Florida, east of Okeechobee, Briggs moved to Stephenville in 1998. Horsemanship has always been a part of Briggs’ life. He got his start with horses from his grandma, who trained hunter jumpers and dressage horses, while his mom rode cutting horses. Briggs started off in the cutting, started roping in the fifth grade and went on to have a successful roping career in college both heading and heeling. He married World Champion barrel racer Jordon Briggs in 2010, and the couple settled in Tolar, Texas, in 2021. Their business, Briggs Performance Horses, focuses mainly on producing top barrel horses, barrel horse prospects and rope horses.
“The husband and wife team of Justin and Jordon Briggs have worked to establish an unrivaled training program at Briggs Performance Horses,” said Bonnie Wheatley, content director for Barrel Racing Magazine and BarrelRacing.com. “I think Justin’s colt starting series gives barrel racers a unique glimpse behind the curtain into the philosophy and the day-to-day routines from the first ride on through the process of developing the skills and confidence that transforms raw prospects into elite equine athletes. Justin and Jordon do it all themselves and the success they’ve had together is well proven and something we’re very proud to share.”
In his colt starting masterclass, Briggs gives you the information you need to start and bring along your top barrel horse prospect. He uses a thoughtful, well-rounded approach with a focus on quality over quantity.
“We raise two or three a year on our own, and buy some long yearlings. I start all of our colts,” says Briggs. “I put about 120 days on them, then when they’re safe and ride pretty well, Jordon (Briggs) starts putting a barrel pattern on them and I start roping a sled or lead steer on them. Jordon trains everything on the poles, too. Jordon and I run our business top to bottom. We’re not an assembly line.”
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