#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.

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.

The #1 Biggest Stumbling Block to Achieving Your Barrel Racing Dreams

The other day I posted a video on my Facebook page explaining why the goals you have set but have not yet reached are still valid goals. This video came after I had listened to Mark Divine’s Unbeatable Mind podcast where he interviewed James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits. The interview was extremely interesting to me and, in my opinion, very applicable to just about any barrel racer.