#020 A Year In Review – 2019 Barrel Racing

Another year is in the books and 2019 barrel racing did not disappoint! In this week’s episodes, Katrina puts a bow on the year that was 2019. She first goes over some highlights from the year, including the controversy that was this year’s Kentucky Derby, Emily Miller’s amazing 4th of July run, Lisa Lockhart’s win at the Calgary Stampede and much, much more!

In the second part of the episode, Katrina reflects on her 2019 and encourages you to reflect on your own.

#018 2019 NFR Barrel Racing Rounds 6 – 10

The 2019 National Finals Rodeo is in the books and it was quite the ten days of rodeo! This week, Katrina continues off where she left off last week by going through the barrel racing in rounds six through ten. Missed how it all ended up? Get all the nitty gritty details here. Learn who had the fastest time of the NFR, who placed in the most rounds, which horse made his 85th run in the Thomas and Mack, and much, much more!

#017 2019 NFR Barrel Racing Rounds 1 – 5 Recap

We’ve made it through five rounds of the 2019 NFR barrel racing. Five rounds down, five to go. This week on A Cowgirl and Her Horse, Katrina does a recap of the first half of the 2019 NFR. Who is still in contention for the world title? Who is excelling in the Thomas and Mack? Who is struggling? If you are a NFR barrel racing fan, you won’t want to miss this episode!

#016 Horse Fundamentals For Barrel Racing

There are certain fundamentals for barrel racing that a horse needs to be proficient in before they are ever introduced to the pattern. Many horses, unfortunately, are not given that basic training before they are put into barrel racing training. As such, the process becomes much more difficult and the horse may never live up to its potential. Fundamentals are key. They are like the ABCs. You need to learn the alphabet before you can learn how to read and write. Teach your horse the ABCs and, not only will teaching the barrel pattern be a breeze, but you will also have a horse that will maintain a good pattern long term.

This week on the podcast, Katrina goes through the things that your horse absolutely needs to know before being introduced to the pattern. If you are starting one, be sure that you have all of these checked off your list.

Have a horse that is already patterned but are having issues? Go back and review this list of fundamentals to ensure that there are no holes in your training.

#015 – 2019 NFR Barrel Racing Preview

Who’s ready for some NFR barrel racing?! We are just days away from the 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, which means that it’s time for a preview of the fifteen lucky ladies that will be running down the alleyway, starting on December 5th. Can Hailey Kinsel repeat the success that she had last year? Will one of the rookies surprise us all? Tune into this week’s episode as Katrina discusses each of the barrel racers that will be competing in this year’s NFR.

In addition, Katrina does a bit of a throwback this week by reading her most visited blog post ever about last year’s NFR.

#011 Building Leg Strength For Barrel Racing

Having lots of leg strength for barrel racing is really important because it ensures that, not only can you stay on your horse as they navigate the barrel pattern, but it also helps in being able to give clear leg cues to your horse at the exact moment that you need to. If you are serious about your barrel racing, then you need to get serious about increasing your leg strength. This week, Katrina gives you a run down on how to increase your leg strength with six specific exercises and gives a workout that you can do from home.

#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.