How much is board? Wow that’s a lot!

As we have been building our stalls at LoneStar Riding Academy, one of the biggest questions I get is “how much is board?” The response after I answer the question is “wow, that’s a lot!” Every boarding facility has the ability to decide what they are going to charge their boarders. Our rates are based on so many variables as well as all the other facilities around. Their is a huge difference in price between self-care, partial care and full care. When I boarded my horses in college, I paid $80/month for self-care. By self-care, I mean I had to
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Sharon Camarillo/Donna Irvin Barrel Racing Clinic 2017

A couple of weekends ago, Kayla and I attended a Sharon Camarillo/Donna Irvin "Better Barrel Racing" Clinic as audits. For $100, we were able to visit Falling Oak Ranch, in Salinas, CA, for the two day clinic, sit at the end of the arena and watch 2 incredibly talented women teach a stellar group of girls how to be better barrel racers and horsewomen.
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Building my Confidence on a New Horse

One of my biggest challenges of 2017 has been building the relationship in the saddle with a new horse. Dori is not necessarily new as I have had her since she was 2, but she has been on the back-burner as I have built my small career on my gelding and trying to build my business. I have struggled with admitting to myself that I am afraid to ride her. I don’t have a fear of any other horse that I have swung a leg over in the last 5 years but I am terrified to swing a leg over
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What is your 2017 Vision?

What is a vision board? The definition of a vision board is:: “a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal.” In one of the courses for continued education I have signed up for this year, we were required to make a vision board. I spent 2 weeks searching through photos, Pinterest and Facebook to find images that fit my vision for 2017. I plan on taking this year by the horns and not letting go until I get what I want. 2017 is going to be a big year for us at SL
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TS Jay Twister AKA Dori

So I have been putting this off for a few days, but I wasn't sure I wanted to share it with the world. I shared the store with in a secret Facebook group, so I decided to share with all of you also. You all know about Dori, my 6 yr old Jackie Bee bred mare.
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Starting my next journey!

Now that the 2015-2016 barrel racing season is over and I am looking forward to 2016-2017 (mostly 2017) as I start to bring horses up and fill the shoes that Rocket is leaving behind. I still plan to haul and run him a little as I don't think he 100% ready to quit and I need a veteran to haul with the "babies" who aren't exactly babies anymore.
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NBHA State Finals

Tomorrow morning, we leave for King City for our last race of the season. NBHA State Finals runs Oct 1st through Oct 2nd this year! It will be the last big race for Rocket but he will only be going into semi-retirement as I want to haul him with Dori and he isn't ready to quit.
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