2017 Montana WPRA Pro Rodeo Circuit Finalist Rene Cloninger

Which horse(s) are you taking to the finals? CM Dynamite Miss Tiv— “Dixie”
List a few of your horse(s)' major accomplishments in 2017 We did not win a single rodeo in 2017.  Dixie placed consistently throughout the year and we were able to pull some nice checks at the bigger added money rodeos.

What is your horse(s)' style when running barrels? What special qualities does your horse have and what makes him/her unique? Dixie is more of a push-type barrel horse and she can handle different ground conditions. Her consistency is really her strong point

What is your riding/training schedule with your rodeo horse(s)? During the week I mainly exercise Dixie in the pasture and trail ride.  I will do some slow barrel work if necessary.

What is your favorite part of barrel racing and the rodeo lifestyle?
My favorite part of barrel racing is being able to compete and travel with my daughter Shelby Blixt and my sister Carrie Murnion.

What is your favorite inspirational quote or saying that you use to keep you going during the year?
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.
The Run Down
Saddle: Tami Semas
Pad: 5 Star
Leg Gear: Iconoclast
Bit: Merrill short shank 3 piece gag
Feed and Supplements: Renew Gold, Platinum Performance CJ
Additional Care: Chiropractic by Ben Ayre and Sid Erickson