Shearer in the Winners Circle at Bold Heart - Barrel Racing Report
BARREL RACING REPORT - Fast Horses, Fast News since 2007 - Volume 5, Issue 35 www.barrelracingreport.com August 30, 2011 Shearer in the Winners Circle at Bold Heart Bold Heart Futurity August 26-28, 2011, Lincoln, NE Breeders Futurity Average 1 Rock On Rita, Carisa Shearer, 31.570, $1,943.52 2 Packin Ta Fame, Troy Crumrine, 32.047, $1,457.64 3 Destine To Fire, Annie Hasselbach, 32.171, $1,214.70 4 Sun Frost Kirk, Walker Quarter Horses, 32.252, $971.76 5 Wanta Be Famous, Sharin Hall, 32.425, $809.80 6 Streakin Dox, Korrina Hughes, 32.476, $647.84 7 Too Too French Girl, Hallie Melvin, 32.546, $566.86 8 A Streak of Sugar, Jenna Garwood, 32.583, $485.88 Breeders Futurity Round 1 1 Rock On Rita, Carisa Shearer, 15.680, $1,457.64 2 Dalane Ta Fame, Troy Crumrine, 15.863, $1,093.23 3 Packin Ta Fame, Troy Crumrine, 16.004, $911.02 4 Docs Streakin Oak, Samantha Flannery, 16.052, $728.82 5 Destine To Fire, Annie Hasselbach, 16.133, $607.35 6 Sun Frost Kirk, Walker Quarter Horses, 16.140, $485.88 7 Streakin Dox, Korrina Hughes, 16.168, $425.15 8 Streakin Sun Frost, DeAnna Smith, 16.208, $364.41 Breeders Futurity Round 2 SUN FROST FRENCHMANS GUY FRENCHMAN’S LADY ROCK ON RITA 2007 PALOMINO MARE JET N ROCKET SI 104 WILLYS ROCKIN WILLYS LASS SI 105 Bold Heart Continued on Page 3 DOC’S JACK FROST PRISSY CLINE LAUGHING BOY SI 85 CASEY’S LADYLOVE JET CHARGER SI 101 JOHNS ROCKETTA RIDER: CARISSA SHEARER; OWNER/BREEDER: GARY & ANDREA PETERSON LAUGHING BOY SI 85 MISS BADLAND BAR THE RUNDOWN: CARISA SHEARER HORSE: Rock On Rita “Rita” Palomino Mare, 4 Years Old, 14.2 hands, 1000 lbs. HORSE HISTORY: Of course she is a full sister to Vanila. Because of that, everyone expects so much out of her. Rita is more of a late bloomer than Vanila. She really worked good and just missed making the short go at Ft Smith. She takes a lot of riding, but she is very athletic and everything is extremely easy for her. Rita, Vanila and their siblings are very naturally athletic and they bend at the rib cage well and they can turn at the same speed they can run. I try to keep away from comparing them so I don’t expect too much out of Vanila’s siblings. Vanila was a once in a lifetime type of horse, so the chances are they won’t be quite like her. I don’t expect anything more or less out of Rita than if she was any other colt I ride. Rita has that same ability as Vanila but it might be her derby years and the rodeos before she starts to really show it. BIT: O-ring Snaffle HEADGEAR: German Martingale SADDLE: Larry Coats Barrel Saddle PAD: 5 Star Wool Pad LEG GEAR: Professional’s Choice GRAIN: Omolene 400 most of the time, Summer Heat when I am in SD SUPPLEMENTS: None HAY: Gray Hay ADDITIONAL HORSE CARE: Rims on the front, plates on the back, just normal shoeing. TELL US ABOUT YOUR TRAINING & RIDING STYLE: Each horse is different but I start them all the same. I like a lot of bend in the ribcage and I like them to drive off their hindend. Eventually in their training, I will let each horse have their own style. RITA’S WARM UP: At the futurities, I get up in the morning ride her some and if they have exhibitions I will take her through and just work her slowly. Then I will tie her back up in the stall. I will usually end up riding her for 30 minutes and then do exhibitions then warmup her up for another 30 minutes before I run. So I ride her for about an hour total before I run. When I warm her up I lope circles, do reverse arcs, make sure she breaks at the poll, moves off of my feet and stays out of the bit.