Barrel Racing Articles

Making a Barrel Horse: Almont, ND Jackpot

March 30, 2021
Jenn Zeller

In my continuing series on making a barrel horse, I wanted to share my latest run. My mare is now 7, and we spent most of last year clocking in the 4D and 5D respectively. For those of you not in the world of barrel horses – that means she was running 2 – 2.5 […]


A Different Kind of Covergirl

February 14, 2021
Ruth Nicolaus

The 2020 Montana Circuit WPRA Barrel Horse of the Year award has gone to a model. Well, the ten-year-old bay mare may not be a model, but her name is Covergirl, and if you could ask her, she’d probably agree that her moniker fits her. The horse is owned and ridden by Lindsay Kruse and […]


Making the Bed in your Living Quarters!

January 29, 2021
Jenn Zeller

Making the bed in your living quarters can be one of the most daunting of tasks. But never fear. I have a brilliant friend that came up with this great idea a couple years ago, and she finally made a video showing us how she did it! Say Hello to the “no-sweat method”. You can […]


Ratey Vs Non- Ratey Barrel Horses

January 19, 2021
Jenn Zeller

How do you help a ratey barrel horse free up? How do you help a free-runner, rate up? Here are my tips. Happy trails and happy training!


Collection Part 2/3

December 30, 2020
Jenn Zeller

We’re covering more ground in our series on collection today! A couple things to note — in the video below: Cosmo wasn’t perfect with her lateral flexions. We are still working on those, and eventually they’ll become just right. But I won’t pick at her, because that will ruin all the try this mare has. […]


Collection From the Back, Part 1.

December 28, 2020
Jenn Zeller

What do the basics of collection look like? Well, I’ll show you below! This is a continuation of part 1 of our 4 part series!


Green Barrel Horses on the Rodeo Trail

November 19, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

There’s a lot more to being a barrel racer than the sixteen or seventeen second runs that fans see in the arena. It takes time and patience to make a good barrel horse, and Tana Poppino knows that. The Big Cabin, Okla. cowgirl qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo three times, in 2006-07 and […]


Chenessa McGraw; Making Rodeo History

November 11, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

Chenessa McGraw is on the edge of making rodeo history. The Corvallis, Montana cowgirl is ranked second in the barrel racing, heading into this weekend’s Women’s World Championship Rodeo, held in Ft. Worth and Arlington, Texas on Nov. 12-14. This is something the barrel racer has wanted and wished for all her life. At the […]


2020 Badlands/WPRA Rising Star; Chewy

November 9, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

A North Dakota horse won the WPRA/Badlands Circuit Rising Star of the Year Award. Teasin Dat Guy, “Chewy”,  is a four-year-old palomino by Frenchmans Guy and out of a daughter of Blazin Jetolena.  She is owned by Katie Lindahl and ridden by Molly Otto. Molly got her as a three-year-old and started her on the […]


Stallion Auctions

November 3, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

Everybody loves looking at horses for sale, and everybody loves a bargain. Combine the two, and you have stallion auctions. It’s the time of year for stallion breedings to be auctioned off, and if a person’s diligent (and lucky), they might score a thrifty breeding! Many of these auctions are set up to benefit a […]