2021 Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finalist Tayla Moeykens
Which horse(s) are you taking to the finals? What are their lifetime earnings?
I will be taking Dash of Blue Sky aka “Blue” and JM PocketsDoubleDash aka “Lizard” (2013 Brown Gelding by Guyspocketfullofcash x Katys Perks by Dash For Perks, Kansas Bred).

What is your horse(s)' style when running barrels and what's unique about their personality?
They are both a push style as I have to ride them square into the pocket. They are both very honest and love to run. Blue is very sassy and lets you know what she is thinking. Lizard is very sweet but has a spunky side.

When did you start competing in barrel racing?
I started competing by myself at the age of 3.

Do you raise your own horses? Or do you purchase? Are you looking for specific bloodlines?
Blue came to us about 3 years ago and Lizard we have had since he was 6 months old. We love breeding such as Frenchman’s Guy, Dash for Cash, etc.

What are your conditioning and workout routines for both you and your horse(s)?
We mainly do conditioning exercises such as long trotting and drills. We work the patternnusually 2-3 times a week depending on if there is something we need to work on.

When you're headed to the rodeo what do you listen to: inspirational podcasts, music, audio books?
Mainly we have the radio playing, but I love to read or sleep while in the truck. We also listen to mentally toughening tapes.

Do you have a rodeo idol and reasons why?
Tyson Durphy, as he is professional both in and out of the arena and provides inspirational quotes.

Do you have favorite spots to stop at while on the road?
We try to find places where we can turn the horses out to run and stretch their legs. Most of the time they stall next to the trailer where they are the most comfortable.

Who do you travel with (including pets or companion horses) and in what kind of rig?
We have two dogs, Zeke and Blue, that go everywhere with us and sometimes PC ConstantFame(Albert)will come along as well as a buddy/backup. We have a 4 Star Living Quarters and a F-350 dually.

What are your favorite memories/highlights and obstacles you faced getting to the 2021 circuit finals?
Winning Round Up and Circle as well as making my first Circuit Finals as a Rookie is definitely in my highlight reel. As far as obstacles, being able to keep my horses healthy and comfortable while on the road.

How do you juggle family life while on the road?
My mom goes with me everywhere and dad comes when he can get time off from work.

What are your hobbies or other sports you compete in?
Rodeo, rodeo, and more rodeo. I also breakaway rope.

The Run Down
Saddle: Cactus
Pad: Best Ever
Leg Gear: Polo Wraps, Sore No More Poultice (after)
Bits: Smooth Mouth O Ring for both horses
Feed and Supplements (in addition to what, how much you feed daily): Triple Crown Low Starch and Ration Balancer, Aloe Vera, and Corn Oil
Additional Care: Nebulizer, Laser, Flair Strips
Sponsors: Flair Equine Nasal Strips