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After doing many clinics throughout the years, one of the biggest problems in barrel racing that I have noticed is that most will practice taking their horse around a barrel one way at a slow pace and completely change their riding when adding speed.

Having good horsemanship is knowing how to practice correctly and then bringing it together during a run. Hand and feet placement play a huge factor. Many riders are not even aware they are doing two totally different things; good horsemanship in slow work compared to improper hand/feet placement during a run.
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DIO Liniments are a staple in my trailer. I rely on liniments to keep my horses feeling their best, especially during peak competition months. Liniments are a great solution to preventing soreness and avoiding injuries. I use DiO on my horses' legs and major muscle groups to aid in recovery and reduce inflammation. I love that it dries completely without leaving messy residue. I never have to wash off mud or scrub the product off after use. It is also very gentle and never burns their skin. No mess, no smell, no gloves, no cleanup.
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DiO Liniment introduces DiO Icing and Cooling Leg Wraps powered by Coolcore (TM), an equine industry horse care innovation utilizing award-winning chemical-free thermoregulating fabric technology, to support ligaments, tendons, and muscles after exercise, competition or injury.

 

“Our DiO customers asked for affordable easy to use chemical-free cooling and icing leg wraps that would enhance the therapeutic benefits of DiO Liniment,” notes Jon Conklin, DiO CEO.  “After extensive research, we found the perfect solution utilizing Coolcore’s patented temperature regulation technology. The technical fabric speeds cooling so a treatment can be done in just 10 minutes!”

 

Coolcore’s chemical-free technology has been used in the human activewear and apparel industry since 2011. Numerous leading outdoor, fitness, and running brands use Coolcore’s thermoregulating technology as have major retail brands including Cabela’s, L.L. Bean, Disney, Athleta, Klim and Dickies.1

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It is easy in life to start comparing other’s success to our own. What we forget to remember is that we all have our own seasons. Life doesn’t hand everyone lemons at the same time because that would be a whole lot of lemonade with no resale value. We all have different paths that we have to take to our own success. Each path has it struggles and some take longer to reach your goals than others will. We need to enjoy our own journeys and soak up the learning experiences along the way.
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Fall is rolling in and the temperatures will soon start dropping. This is when the joys of blanketing begin. Throughout my rodeo career, taking blankets on and off was a regular occurrence. Sometimes while traveling to a rodeo, we would jump up into Canada and experience winter like temperatures which was a little shocking for this Texas cowgirl when it was still warm down in the US! I always travel with blankets no matter what time of year it is. There are several reasons to blanket my horse besides keeping a pretty coat year round.
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