Happy Thanksgiving

To all of my Canadian friends out there, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope your Thanksgiving weekend was filled with lots of turkey, pumpkin pie and time spent with family and friends.

CFR 2018

As of September 28, 2018, the 2018 Canadian professional rodeo season is over and the only thing to come is the Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR 2018). After over 50 rodeos, we are now down to the finale! I do not know about you but I cannot wait to see how CFR 2018 pans out.

One Barrel Drill

I have used this one barrel drill on my horse for years. And guess what? We have never hit a barrel. If you are working on patterning a horse, the one barrel drill is great. Or maybe you are trying to work some kinks out of one that is already patterned. The one barrel drill will work for that, too.

3 Mistakes Made When Buying a Barrel Horse

There is a lot involved in buying a barrel horse. You do not only want to consider conformation and breeding. Training history and disposition, along with a host of other factors, need to be taken into consideration. You want to make your selection carefully when buying a barrel horse, taking your time to make sure that you make the best decision possible. If you are in this situation, read on to ensure that you avoid making the most common mistakes people make when buying a barrel horse.

Breast Collars

A breast collar is designed to keep the saddle in place. It prevents the saddle from sliding too far back or from side to side. It should not be used to help with an ill-fitting saddle but should rather be used as more of an insurance policy in the event that the saddle shifts while riding.

Buying a Saddle

Are you in the market for a saddle? Not sure what to look for when buying a saddle? You have come to the right place. Read on for all of the details of buying a saddle.

Brazilian Barrel Saddles

Brazilian barrel saddles have come onto the American and Canadian barrel racing scenes in the last few years. Is a Brazilian barrel racing saddle something that you should ride in? Are they worth the money? Do they perform better than a traditional leather saddle? Get all of your questions about Brazilian saddles answered here.

Horse Care

How do you take care of a horse? What does horse care entail? The answer to that largely depends on who you ask. What one person calls luxury the other calls taking care of necessities. What one person calls neglect the other calls letting a horse be a horse.

To Wear Spurs or Not to Wear Spurs

To wear spurs or not to wear spurs, that is the question. Should you wear spurs for daily riding? For competition? Never? Always?

 

Nothing bugs me more than being out in public (and I do not mean at some sort of horse event where there are competitors walking around) and seeing someone walking around with their spurs on. They drag their feet a little bit extra to make that classic spur noise and everyone looks to see who is wearing spurs. I get it. You ride a horse. You probably have an expensive horse, ride the rankest colts and win lots of buckles. Congratulations. Take the damn spurs off.

Barrel Racing

Barrel racing. It is one of the fastest growing equine sports on the planet and for good reason. Barrel racing is an amazing sport. The feeling of making a great run is hard to describe to someone who has never experienced it.

 

For those of you who are just being introduced to the sport: welcome!