Posts by Sarah

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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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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