Barrel Racing Articles

NFR Bound, Kiss and Shelley Morgan

August 26, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

The number six barrel racer in the world is aboard a special horse. Shelley Morgan rides “Kiss,” a six-year-old sorrel mare whose registered name is HR Fameskissandtell, and who is all woman. Shelley’s had great horses before, such as one named Short Go, who she rode at the 2009 National Finals Rodeo. And she knew […]


Continuous Motion Triangle Drill

April 16, 2020
Lynn Kohr

I learned this triangle barrel drill from a fellow barrel horse trainer and good friend, Cody Hyde, from Blackfoot, ID. As he introduced this drill his words have proven very true. This drill works for green horses all the way to finished horses.  For me, the power of this triangle barrel drill is it reinforces […]


Form to Function Conformation: Head and Neck

January 28, 2020
Jan Swan Wood

I’m going to address a problem I’m seeing more and more in the performance horse industry and I’m sure, as will happen any time one states an opinion, some won’t agree. But, here goes. I’ve been to horse sales over the years where people have positively gotten into a “feeding frenzy” of bidding on genetics […]


Making a Barrel Horse: From the Ground Up

January 16, 2020
Jenn Zeller

The foundation of any good horse begins on the ground, and it’s something I do with any future barrel horse. In this video, Luna (Shesa Quick Dasher) and I will show you what basic groundwork looks like. In the follow-up video I’ll show you what the ground work, looks like from the saddle on a […]


Making a Rodeo Barrel Horse: A Series

January 6, 2020
Jenn Zeller

I’ve hit the road a lot this year. I’ve been taking Cosmo (DX And The City), my home-raised 5 year old, with me to make her into a barrel horse. This series will share how that’s going, what we’re doing, and my tips/tricks for getting them good on the road.  I’ve been riding my home-raised […]


Shay Hough and Tex – Her Little Horse With A Big Heart

December 20, 2019
Tiffany Schwenke

There is something so special between a girl and her horse. It is a bond that is hard to put into words. In this article I hope to highlight how Shay Hough and her little horse named Tex have let their actions speak louder than their words. Shay is the daughter of a lifelong friend […]


Short Serpentines

June 26, 2019
Jenn Zeller

Hi friends! I’ve been busy taking care of my horses this Spring, and of course the rain that we’ve been blessed with here in South Dakota has really put everyone behind where branding and such goes! I wanted to take this moment to share with you one of my FAVORITE drills for my horses. I […]


The Warm Up

April 2, 2019
Jenn Zeller

I wrote about my warm up process the other day in the post about conditioning my barrel horses. Since some of that might be easier for you to see, as opposed to read, I decided to make a video to show you what the warm up looks like. Enjoy! Be sure to message me with […]


New Must-Watch Movie: Walk. Ride. Rodeo.

March 20, 2019
Jolyn Young

I just sat down on the couch with my kids and watched Netflix’s new original movie Walk. Ride. Rodeo. I have two immediate thoughts to share: 1) Wow, and 2) Forget popcorn – you’re going to need Kleenex for this one. All the Kleenex. The movie portrays the compelling story of rodeo contestant and inspirational speaker, Amberly […]


Conditioning the Barrel Horse

March 14, 2019
Jenn Zeller

I’ve been absent for a while, from writing here, and I apologize. Winter here has been horrific, and since I haven’t gotten to ride as much this winter as the last few, I’ve lacked fodder to share with you. Which led me to this — I’m going to share a series about training/conditioning barrel horses; […]