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Barrel Racing at the Polk County Fair

As I mentioned over on the Camera 47 FB page – it’s an odd day when I get more barrel racing keepers than  from the bronc events.  191 more words


Cowboy Dressage--What?

I was on Amazon buying a book on training a young horse when the cover of another book popped up in the suggestions. The horse was on the bit at a collected canter but the rider was in a Western saddle and Stetson with reins in one hand. 190 more words


Filling Hearts and Permits

I remember the first time I ever thought about barrel racing at a professional level. I was about 12 or 13 years old and my cousin handed me a weathered copy of Women’s Pro Rodeo News from the baseboard of her truck.  1,135 more words

Barrel Racing

Long Day

It was a hot muggy July day at the Saunders County Fair Grounds in Wahoo, NE, with threatening thunderstorms that occasionally hid the blinding sun.  My 16 year-old granddaughter competed in four events in the 4-H horse show: halter, Western pleasure riding, pole bending and barrel racing. 99 more words

Family & Friends


That’s rodeo—now and forever.

Anywhere there’s a pen, a horse, a bull and a cowboy (or girl), from one edge of the globe to the other. 437 more words

A Nation Divided

Equestrian Style

Sometimes outfits have a funny way of coming together, much like this one. I certainly didn’t plan to look like an English Rider yesterday morning. Ooops, but also awesome! 212 more words