2021 Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finalist Ashley Day

Which horse(s) are you taking to the finals? What are their lifetime earnings?
I am bringing Easy Button (Queen of Bullets) LTE: $65000+ and Pearl (Flash N Dynamite, 2015 Buckskin mare by
First Moonflash x Ima Dyno Doc Tari by Dyno Doc Tari, Montana Bred) LTE: $18000+

What is your horse(s)' style when running barrels and what's unique about their personality?

Both mares are push style and have strong, business-like personalities. :)

When did you start competing in barrel racing?
I've been barrel racing since I can remember.

Do you raise your own horses? Or do you purchase? Are you looking for specific bloodlines?
We mostly raise our own horses. Easy and Pearl are both home raised.

What are your conditioning and workout routines for both you and your horse(s)?
Mostly I try to ride in the pasture with these two, they don't need worked on barrels much.  I try to work out 5 days a week.

When you're headed to the rodeo what do you listen to: inspirational podcasts, music, audio books?
Audio books and podcasts mostly.

Do you have a rodeo idol and reasons why?
Anyone positive and inspiring!

Do you have favorite spots to stop at while on the road?
I mostly travel with team ropers . . . we don't stop. haha!

Who do you travel with (including pets or companion horses) and in what kind of rig?
I travel with my husband, Radley, who ropes with my brother (Taylor), who is married to Joey. . . . so we travel together a lot. The 5 horse living quarters comes in handy sometimes. I try to haul young horses or colts that need hauled or seasoned with me when there is room. I traveled with Krista Graff over the 4th and Erin Williams is another great travel buddy of mine!

What are your favorite memories/highlights and obstacles you faced getting to the 2021 circuit finals?
My favorite part of 2021 was having my young horses step up when I really needed them to.

How do you juggle family life while on the road?
Lots of times, my family is with me . . . Kyler has started going to ropings with grandpa Bud on some of the weekends
so he missed some this year.

What are your hobbies or other sports you compete in?
I really like colts and the futurities . . . so I usually end up going that direction most of the year.
The Run Down
Saddle: Double J and Robbie Phillips
Pad: 5 star and Classic Equine
Leg Gear: Classic Equine
Bits: Easy runs in an Ed Wright Combo; Pearl runs in a Kerry Kelley ticket combo
Feed and Supplements (in addition to what, how much you feed daily): Free choice grass/alfalfa and grain once a day.
Additional Care: Mostly the basics!
Sponsors: BarOAbit