Rodeo Articles

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!


Dillon and Doc the Bulldogging Horses

January 16, 2021
Ruth Nicolaus

Jim Whiting owned two of the best bulldogging horses a guy could ask for. Dillon and Doc were a pair in the steer wrestling that were hard to beat. Dillon, a buckskin with a black mane and tail, and Doc, a chestnut with a white star on his head, were Jim’s bulldogging horses in the […]


Meet The Horsewoman Carly Richardson

December 20, 2020
Tiffany Schwenke

Meet The Horsewoman Carly Richardson Carly Richardson is one to catch your attention with her diversified equine events of prestigious show jumping and ranch broncs! Talk about two totally different worlds, but Carly makes the most of both and always has a big smile on her face… even when she’s about to hit the ground! […]


Top Flight, a Top Bareback Horse

December 9, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

If you were watching the Wrangler NFR during round five, on Dec. 7, you saw the 2020 Pendleton Whisky “Let ‘er Buck” Bareback Horse of the Year and the round winner, Clayton Biglow with a winning ride. Top Flight, a sixteen-year-old bay mare with four white socks and a white spot on her head, carried […]


Baby the WNFR Steer Wrestling Horse

November 28, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

A special “Baby” is at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo these next days. It’s not any baby, but a steer wrestling horse, Babysgonecountry, whose barn name is Baby. Ridden by Jacob Talley, the number two steer wrestler in the world, the ten-year-old burst onto the rodeo scene in 2019. Owned by Sam Dixon, she was […]


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 […]


The Barbie Horse, Hollywood

September 21, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

Tomas Garcilazo and his wife Justine and son Louis travel the nation as the specialty act at over 120 rodeo performances and equine events a year. Tomas does the La Charreria, the traditional art of Mexican cowboying, horsemanship and rope work. But the real star of their show is Hollywood, their palomino stallion, whose registered […]


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 […]


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