The Bodywork Blog

Happenings Around the Water Trough

How Do You Become A Better Horseman/woman?

As the summer is starting to come to an end, I have been reflecting on my summer as it has been full of learning experiences, old friends and new friends. I have had many opportunities to learn from some the greats in the horse industry, not just barrel racers but truly great horsemen and women.

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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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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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Confidence on your Barrel Horse

I had a conversation with a friend the other day about our horses and her wanting to get back into barrel racing. I asked her why she wasn’t racing right now and she gave me a bunch of excuses (something I am very familiar with).

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Leg Care — Before, During and After a Race

Legs and hooves are the most important part of your horse, especially our performance horses.
How do you take care of your horse’s legs during training, before a race and after a race? This is a question that I am frequently asked. As a barrel racer, we need to make sure that our equine partners stay sound.

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Chestnut horse reacting during equine massage session (5 of 6)


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