Let’s Talk Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship is lacking in equestrian sports these days. Everyone wants to win but no one want to put in the work, take the losses and be happy for others. We don’t cheer each other on, high-fives are lacking and smiles at each other are almost completely non-existent.
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Arena Etiquette

One of my biggest pet peeves is people riding every different direction in the warmup pen. I have ridden in many warm-up pens of various disciplines in the western world, from cutting and reining to barrel racing and gymkhana and it seems to be all the same. Everyone is riding in whichever direction they please. This is dangerous and I have seen some bad wrecks because of it. Fortunately, not at the gymkhanas, but we need to teach our kids proper arena etiquette and that starts with us as adults. If you enter the arena and other riders are already
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Show Prep — How to Prep for My First

As my first gymkhana approached, I reorganized my horse trailer and made sure I had everything I needed to make my first show in a year and half, fun successful and as stress free as possible. I put the word out on Facebook asking my friends how they prep and I got some pretty cool answers...
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SL Barrel Horses’ 1st Gymkhana Clinic 10/28/17

On Saturday October 28th, we hosted our first gymkhana clinic at the barn with the help of some amazing ladies from the Tri-County Riders gymkhana club. We had 3 students and 2 outside riders join us in the learning opportunity of a life time. Several wonderful ladies for Tri-County Riders joined us to help teach the kids all about the gymkhana events. We were about to ride 5 events and had so much fun! I cannot wait to do it again and to attend the gymkhana shows. Each of my girls did an awesome job and learned so much that
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Getting Ready for Boarders

July and August have been busy months for us at LoneStar Riding Academy, home to SL Barrel Horses. As you know, in May we met with the owner of Corral’s R Us to discuss a design for the next phase of our build. Heidi and I met with Daniel and hashed out what are first 9-stall shedrow would look like. We had an idea in our heads and Daniel was able to put it to paper for us.
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