Barrel Racing, Rodeo

A letter to my fellow competitors 

Be brave, my sister. Yes, you, the woman who works full time in order to afford to chase her (your!) dreams. The woman who sacrifices a social life to drive 8 hours to season her colts. The woman who rides in the light from her pickup headlights after work. The woman who loves her horses and… Continue reading A letter to my fellow competitors 

Mental game, Outside the arena

One Month Later- Goal Assessment

One part of my goal setting routine is to evaluate my goals often, or at the very least, evaluate them monthly. As February approaches, I figured it was high time to look back at January's goals and start planning for the month ahead. My goal for January was “to get in tune with Jellybean and… Continue reading One Month Later- Goal Assessment

Barrel Racing, Mental game

My Horse is a Unicorn (or, the Power of Positive Speaking)

My horse is a unicorn. No, she doesn't have a giant horn on her forehead, she doesn't fart rainbows and she's not white with a rainbow mane and tail (she's brown, a perfectly beautiful colour for a unicorn, thank you very much). These things do not make her less of a unicorn in my eyes.… Continue reading My Horse is a Unicorn (or, the Power of Positive Speaking)

Barrel Racing, Mental game, Outside the arena

Looking Forward

As New Years approaches my thoughts turn to setting goals. I was going to write an inspirational post about setting your goals (cough, cough- New Years resolutions), but that has been done before. Instead, I decided to share my planner, which includes my 2017 goal sheet and my 2016 goals in addition to other inspirational… Continue reading Looking Forward

Barrel Racing, Rodeo

Round 2 Analysis: Timing

Another round, another chance to observe the top fifteen of the world. Instead of analyzing every run in this post, I'm going to post about the thing that bonked me over the head as I watched the round last night. I'm talking about timing. I hear bronc riders, bull riders and calf ropers talk about… Continue reading Round 2 Analysis: Timing