I don’t know if I’ve ever seen so many smiling riders in one place. Usually someone in a group of 10 riders is frustrated or just having a bad day. But at the Weaver Leather Win-a-Day Clinic, held at Trinity Cowboy Church Arena near Spokane, Washington, in late June, it was happy faces all around.
Much of that can be attributed to the laid-back, fun personality of clinician Brad Barkemeyer, cow horse, reining, and roping trainer from Scottsdale, Arizona. And winner Staci Huffman, Rathdrum, Idaho, sported an ear-to-ear grin throughout the eight-hour day. (That’s right—these riders were horseback all day and never once looked tired or worn out.)
Here’s a glimpse into Staci’s big day, which she shared with nine of her riding buddies, including her husband and one of her daughters, thanks to Weaver Leather and Brad Barkemeyer. Be sure to look for video clips featuring exercises the riders learned, found on HorseandRider.com and on our Facebook page.