Ok let me just be real for a second. Sometimes I feel guilty when I buy something new or treat myself to something. I feel like I have to justify it or tell everyone that it was on sale to make it seem like I wasn't splurging too much. How ridiculous is that? Why should … Continue reading Robbie Phillips Saddle Review
Everyone that has bought or sold a horse or that competes in any given discipline has heard the phrase, "You can't ride the papers". It's true! You can not saddle up a set of registration papers and take them for a ride. Well, maybe you could try, but you'd look ridiculous and probably have a … Continue reading You Can’t Ride the Papers… or Can You?
I have this sweet, adorable, little two year old filly that I am in the baby stages of showing the barrel pattern to. I think she is the cutest filly in the world because she is MINE! I love her, and I force her to let me hug all over her and spoil her rotten … Continue reading If Your Barrel Prospect Could Talk
So you are looking for ways to quickly ruin your colts confidence? Good! You came to the right place! I have discovered 5 EASY ways to totally destroy your colt's confidence, and it won't take long! Some of these things I have learned through my own experience, some I have been lucky enough to witness, … Continue reading How to RUIN Your Colt’s Confidence in 5 Easy Steps
In a sport where everything can come down to one one-thousandth of a second, you have to do what you can to gain an edge on your competition. I think the biggest advantage you can have is a strong mental game. I have a huge interest in sports psychology and learning about why champions continue … Continue reading 5 Ways to Improve Your Mental Game
Friendship is tough sometimes. Relationships, no matter what form, have their challenges. At twenty-eight years old, I have gained and lost so many friends. As someone who is loyal to a fault, and sometimes a little too eager to give of myself, it's hard to understand why some friendships fall apart. Sometimes it's as simple … Continue reading To the Friend Who Didn’t Want Me to Succeed
Dear struggling barrel racer, I see you... I see the worried look in your eye as you attempt to prepare your colt in the warm up pen. I see you shoot a glance at the other riders and silently compare your horse to theirs. I see you second guessing everything you're doing just moments before … Continue reading Dear Struggling Barrel Racer
Training horses is not for the weak willed, easily offended or quick tempered. It's easy to project human emotions or thoughts on a horse. But if you take a step back and look at the horse in a different light, you'll see that horses don't have bad motives. They don't care about the things that … Continue reading Don’t Take This Personally