Barrel Racing, Mental game

Give Yourself a Chance

I was recently at a jackpot where a strong competitor knocked a barrel. As I was standing there, watching the rest of her run, I heard a snippet of conversation that upset me. “Well, she’s finally giving the rest of us a chance.” I was absolutely floored. It isn’t the first time I’ve heard that… Continue reading Give Yourself a Chance

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Barrel Racing, Mental game

Get Out of Your Head

I hope everyone had a great Canada Day and/or 4th of July run with fast times and safe drives! While on my (rather short and sweet) run with Jellybean, I had time to think on a rough patch we went through awhile back. Seasoning a rodeo horse is never easy, though I will say Jellybean… Continue reading Get Out of Your Head

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