#009 Tips On Going To Your First Barrel Race

In this week’s episode, Katrina gives some tips on going to your first barrel race. Where should you enter? How should you warm up? Get all of your newbie barrel racer questions answered here!

In addition to first barrel race tips, Katrina also gives a pro rodeo update. The regular 2019 professional rodeo season is now in the books! Who is heading to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and the Canadian Finals Rodeo? Katrina lists off the lucky girls in this week’s episode. Are your favorite barrel racers going to have a chance to win a gold buckle? Listen to this episode to find out.

#007 Barrel Racing Goal Setting Workshop

It may not be January 1st but October 1st works just as well for setting goals and taking part in a barrel racing goal setting workshop. Listen to this episode for step by step instructions on setting goals for your barrel racing. After going through this workshop and following each step you will increase your odds of achieving your barrel racing goals by over 50%. Yes, 50%! Get a pen and paper and press play.

#004 Buying A Barrel Horse – Getting Clear On What You Want And Conformation

This week is part one of a series about buying a barrel horse. In this episode, we discuss how to get clear on what kind of horse you are looking for, whether it be prospect or seasoned horse. In addition, Katrina describes ideal barrel horse conformation. You won’t want to miss this episode if you are in the market for a horse or will be in the future.

A Brand New Barrel Racing Podcast

Looking for a barrel racing podcast to listen to while you are riding or on a long drive between rodeos?

Want to learn more about the sport of barrel racing and horses in general?

Curious about the life of an amateur barrel racer?

If so, then I have the barrel racing podcast for you! Introducing A Cowgirl and her Horse, the podcast! Yep, you read that right. A Cowgirl and her Horse has now moved into the podcast world with a brand new podcast all about barrel racing, horses and the life of an amateur barrel racer.

28 Questions to Ask When Buying a Barrel Horse

Are you in the process of buying a barrel horse? If so, I am so excited for you! There is nothing like getting a brand new horse and seeing where the two of you can go. It opens up so many more doors to opportunity and fun.


That being said, be prepared to open your pocket book nice and wide. With barrel racing becoming more and more popular the cost of a barrel horse has gone up quite a bit in the past few years. Even a prospect with barrel horse bloodlines will set your back several thousand dollars. If you are looking for a seasoned barrel horse, be prepared to spend five figures or more.


Because buying a barrel horse is such a large investment, you need to be sure that you are making the right choice. There would be nothing worse than spending your hard earned money only to find that you had made a horrible pick.

Warming up Your Barrel Horse

A critical factor in having a good barrel run is ensuring that you are warming up your barrel horse correctly. A barrel horse that is correctly warmed up will be primed and ready to make the best run possible. In contrast, a barrel horse that is not warmed up correctly could, at best, make a poor run, and, at worst, end up injured. As a jockey, it is your responsibility to make sure that you prepare the horse underneath you in the best possible way.


While warm up routines will vary from rider to rider and from horse to horse, the fundamentals of what occurs and what the desired outcome is are all the same. If you are looking for a routine for warming up your barrel horse, then you have come to the right place.