Shali Lord discusses how barrel racers can prepare themselves to run on different types of barrel racing ground. She talks through the differences in types of footing and how to ride in correct positioning in order to help your horses perform well and stay safe.
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About Shali Lord
An expert on barrel racing ground, Shali Lord is a multiple-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier who lives in Lamar, Colorado, with her husband Phy, and kids Slade and Stealy. Lord first made the NFR in 2005 finishing third in the world riding SX Docs Slider. More recently Lord has teamed with Freckles Ta Fame (“Can Man”), finishing ninth in the WPRA World Standings in 2019 with $173,391. She is a three-time Mountain States Circuit Finals Rodeo champion (2008, 2018, 2019) and was the MSCFR average winner in 2017. In 2007 Lord was the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo champion riding Cashin Ease.
The Lord family manages a large cattle operation where they also raise and train performance horses.
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