By: Hailey Kinsel, 2018 World Champion Barrel Racer
If I could go back and tell myself a few good things about horses, competing, and life, boy, would I jump at the chance. I would save myself some heartbreak, some lessons, and some precious time. Now, I would not change how things went for me, because the blood, sweat and tears that could have been avoided made me into who I am today. With that said, there are some hoops I maybe did not have to jump through to get here. I’d like to give the young, aspiring cowboys and cowgirls a few words of advice coming from someone who has been there. Here are 3 key things to remember on your wonderful journey through youth rodeo.