The Best of All Worlds

April 12, 2019

I love horses.  I love riding.  I love learning. Every time I ride a horse, I learn something, so it’s the best of all worlds!

Riding is challenging and fulfilling no matter where you are --on the ranch; on the trail; or in the arena.

Barrel racing is my favorite thing to do.  A barrel horse has the speed of a race horse and the agility of a reining or cutting horse. 

What makes the barrel horse unique is his ability to perform with both longitudinal suppleness (back to front) and lateral suppleness (side to side).  Quick bursts of speed alternate with 360 degree turns, coalescing power, rhythm, and balance into an unequalled display of athleticism.  

It is a science and an art.  This concert of integral moves performed at high speed produces an adrenaline rush of accomplishment unmatched by any other sport.  

Any kind of involvement with horses is a healthy endeavor that can be pursued indefinitely. 

Barrel Racing, with the advent of the 3D format, surpassed expectations because it gave horse and rider the ability to pursue excellence, feel the rush, even if not at the very top tier of competitors.  One never knows when that top tier breakthrough will come, maybe today, maybe never, but you can win something now, at the level you are and feel good about your progress in the process.

Most important is the fact that you are riding, learning and loving it!   




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