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Barrel Racing Survival Guide 101: Guest Post by Megan Sparks

Troxel product ambassador and 2014 IBRA 1D Open champion, Megan Sparks started riding at the age of 3 and running barrels when she was 8. Here, Megan shares three tips for succeeding in the sport of barrel racing, whether you're new to riding or a seasoned pro.

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Troxel Ambassador, Rachel Gagliardi, has been riding horses since the age of eight and loves everything about rodeo competition. Here, she shares her thoughts on the importance of wearing a helmet, regardless of gender.
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Troxel Ambassador, Steve Edwards has been training mules and donkeys for over 30 years. Here, Steve disspells the common stereotype of the "stubborn" mule and explains why they're a great choice for your next trail ride.
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Rachel Gagliardi is a seasoned youth rodeo competitor who has been riding horses since the age of eight. Here, she shares why she chooses to wear a helmet in a sport heavily dominated by cowboy hats versus protective headgear.
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Horse Master Julie Goodnight has more than a quarter-century of horse training experience. In this guest post, she shares her experiences wearing a helmet in a world heavily dominated by non-helmet wearers.