#022 Common Rider Problems Part III of III – Seat

Do you wish you could improve your seat as a rider? Have you ever watched those videos of Stacey Westfall and wished that you could ride bareback like that? If that is the case, then you are in the right place. This week, we are finishing up a three part series on common rider problems. In this installment, we are going to discuss how to improve your seat.

Missed part I of the series? Check it out at www.acowgirlandherhorse.com/podcast019.

Missed part II of the series? Check it out at www.acowgirlandherhorse.com/podcast021.

#021 Common Rider Problems Part II of III – Legs

Regardless of how long you have been riding, improving your legs as a rider should always be a goal. Many riders struggle with their riding because they are not using their legs effectively. This may be caused by a number of things including just having bad habits, as well as incorrect stirrup length. In this week’s episode, Katrina continues with her common rider problems series by addressing common issues that riders have with their legs. Plus, if want to strengthen your legs so that you can be a more effective rider, be sure to stay tuned.

Missed part I of the series? Check it out at www.acowgirlandherhorse.com/podcast019.

#012 Imposter Syndrome In Barrel Racing (And In Life)

Do you have imposter syndrome? Have you ever felt like you don’t belong somewhere? Have you every worried that you aren’t supposed to be somewhere and that you are going to get called out at any moment? If so, you aren’t alone and this is what is known as imposter syndrome. Whether you feel like this in regards to barrel racing, training young horses or in any other area of your life, there is a way to move past it. This week Katrina talks about her struggle with imposter syndrome when it comes to competing in barrel racing. She shares her experience and talks about how you can overcome imposter syndrome if that is something that you are dealing with, too.

#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.

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.

2019 Barrel Racing Goal Setting Workshop

With 2019 nearly here, I thought it would be appropriate to go through the barrel racing goal setting workshop. There is nothing like the new year to set some new goals that will help bring your barrel racing dreams closer to reality. I encourage you to go through this workshop, following each step as instructed. You may be presently surprised next December when you see how many things you have achieved!

Barrel Racing Warm Up Etiquette

A barrel racing warm up can better be called a swirling vortex of death. Crazy horses ridden by even crazier women are forced together in an often small enclosure, working out the quirks and kinks prior to making their runs. To anyone new to the sport it can be horribly intimidating. And, even if you have been around the sport for some time, it can be dangerous.


But it doesn’t have to be that way. Cutters warm up their horses in a very respectable and controlled manner. Why can’t a barrel racing warm up be the same?


If you are a barrel racer, please read on. There is no reason why we can’t emulate the cutting world. If everyone followed the below rules, the barrel racing warm up situation would be much safer and saner!

5 Things I Learned from Watching the 2018 NFR Barrel Racing

This year I watched the NFR barrel racing every day without fail. I was entranced by every single run and could hardly contain my excitement each time I watched it. Those girls and horses are beyond talented and I can only hope to be even half as talented as they are some day.


As I reflect on the NFR barrel racing this year I couldn’t help but notice that there are some things that I have realized after watching it. Beyond the fact that those horses are incredible and those girls are talented riders, there were some additional realizations that I made this year that I think would be of value to those of you who also take part in the sport.

5 Reasons to Attend a Barrel Racing Clinic

This Christmas I have asked anyone that plans on giving me a gift to just give me cash so that I can attend a barrel racing clinic. I am just getting back into the sport after a four year hiatus and feel like this would be a great way to kick things off in the right direction. Furthermore, even if I wasn’t coming back from a break and had been barrel racing all along, I still feel like it would be beneficial for me to attend a barrel racing clinic.


If you have never attended a barrel racing clinic, or have not been to one in a while, I highly encourage you to sign up for one. There are so many great clinicians out there now and they can make an unbelievable impact on your results in the competition arena.


Don’t believe me? Consider these five reasons why you should attend a barrel racing clinic.