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Wild at Heart

Posted on September 23, 2013 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Every now and then a person needs to step outside the box and challenge themselves. I have been long over due for that challenge and this year presented itself with the time and opportunity to join my husband Rance Butler in the Mustang Million Challenge. For those who aren’t familiar you have 120 days to gentle and train a BLM mustang before competing on it, its like getting an un halter broke 3 yr old in August and trying to have it ready for the Super Stakes. Rance has faired pretty ...

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Relaxing in the ROUND PEN?

Posted on September 11, 2012 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I took the blog down for a while. I discovered random people were posting in the comments attempting to sell Sex Toys and such which obviously is not exactly what we do here thankfully none of our owners saw these and called me wondering exactly what kind of training we did. 

Now that I have it all ironed out back to training tips and random thoughts...

The round pen

Here lately I have developed a strong relationship with my round pen. I've done ...

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Matters of the Heart

Posted on March 20, 2011 at 6:18 PM Comments comments (0)

It is often said, “One never knows what’s in one’s heart.“ but listening to a woman the other day bad mouth every horse that went down the alley I felt like a cardiologist. Every rider that so much as bounced in the turn, and every horse that didn’t work like a museum exhibit was subject to her less than positive expert opinion which made me wonder if this gal was mentally and emotionally playing out all the things people might say about her during her runs. In r...

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Dirt........ not filling HORRIBLE TASTE!

Posted on March 13, 2011 at 6:57 PM Comments comments (0)

This past weekend while competing in Texarkana AR at the BFA Lucky Dog Futurity, I fell off a good filly on the second barrel. There was really no rhyme or reason to what happened it was simply a matter of being a little out of time and training the horse maybe a little too well. Well enough she knew she was where she was supposed to be and I asked for one more step and she turned exactly where I had been tuning on her to turn in the practice pen all week. That'll teach me to c...

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A year in review

Posted on December 31, 2010 at 9:11 AM Comments comments (0)

I've seen 865146782 facebook posts claiming not to be able to wait for 2011 and I must confess I am trying not to be one of them. I even bought a can of Black Eyed Peas which I have never had a taste for. While I am looking forward to 2011 because I look forward to about anything new I watch 2010 go with the sadness of seeing it leave.

We have traveled so much this year and seen so many places with what we do we are tremendously blessed.

Texas A&M whe...

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Remember to say MERRY CHRISTMAS

Posted on December 20, 2010 at 8:09 AM Comments comments (0)

It's Christmas week in the world and it's filled with last minute shoppers and people trying to get somewhere. I myself have now where I that is detremental to my well being  to be till February's LG Pro Classic so you can compare me to your sunday driver on Christmas week. The one who's all smiles and full of holiday cheer in a patronising sort of way because as a rule I am not a shopper at anytime of the year, nor am I a party thrower unless it's a select group of friends enjoying each...

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Forking Your Own Broncs

Posted on December 3, 2010 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Both Rance and I spend our evenings like an old couple reading before bed. Both of us have an unhealthy addiction to Louis Lamour books which is why if you go to our photo's you will see a picture somewhere of our cat Louis Lamour. Not to long ago I was reading one where yet another hero was helping a friend in trouble with the bad guys and somewhere there was a pretty girl involved and the hero's friend in distress said to him, "I always fork my own broncs." This has became one of ...

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Mental Warfare.. from the parking lot to the alley

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

In the competitive world there is always going to be a chess match of the minds. Sometimes you are playing Bobby Fischer sometimes you are scratching your head at Ricky Bobby. 

This weekend a friends superstar horse was assaulted verbally by a person she did not know but  who evedently spends alot of time over compensating for a lack there of. When she mentioned the comments that were made not knowing the name of the offender I knew IMMEDIATLY who this person was....

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So Thankful...

Posted on November 23, 2010 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

As Thanksgiving approaches we are all encouraged to give thanks, be thankful, and share what we are thankful for. I for one am thankful so many things it would annoy you so I am going to touch on this.


The National Finals Rodeo and the Barrel Futurities of America World Championships is coming up right after Thanksgiving. If there was ever something to remind those of us in the Barrel Horse Industry to be thankful, these are it. They are the culmination of a dream. The...

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