2023 Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finalist Tammy Jo Carpenter

Which horse(s) are you taking to the finals? I will be taking Obie (PC Sun Streaks 2006 Bay Gelding by A Streak Of Fling x PC Sun Dew, South Dakota Bred, PESI enrolled) and Sherman (The Fire Watch 2016 Sorrel Gelding by Fired Up Ta Be Famous x Flaming Firewater). Scorch (Lion On Fire) is the horse I ran all year to make it to the finals.

What is unique about their personality and what are their strengths? How tall are they and what is their weight (thought it would be fun to compare)? Obie is 15h, 1300#, Sherman is 14.3h 1350#, Scorch is almost 15.3h 1300#

When did you start competing in barrels? I have been barrel racing since I was very young.

How long have you been a WPRA member? 10 years

Do you raise your own horses? Or do you purchase? Are you looking for specific bloodlines? I bought Scorch and Sherman from Tim & Kelly Bagnell as a weanling. Obie was purchased from Tod Cowen. I look for a horse with run on the top and a good mind and cow on the bottom.

What are your conditioning and workout routines for both you and your horse(s)? I just exercise in the pasture when competing on them. On occasion, I’ll work some drills but don’t work him on the barrels much.

When you're headed to the rodeo what do you listen to: inspirational podcasts, music, audio books?  I listen to Sirius XM, with a variety of music.

What or who are you thankful for? Do you have favorite spots to stop at while on the road?  I enjoy staying with friends when possible.

Who do you travel with (including pets or companion horses) and in what kind of rig? I travel with my husband Rich in our 4-horse living quarters trailer.

What are your favorite memories/highlights and obstacles you faced getting to the 2023 circuit finals?  Scorch was able to win checks at many rodeos where he didn't have favorable ground conditions.  He has a huge heart and tries his hardest every time.

What are your hobbies or other sports you compete in? There really isn’t any time left over for other hobbies or sports.

The Run Down
Saddle: Martin Stingray
Pad: Classic Equine wool pad
Leg Gear: Iconoclast
Bit: 50/50 Chain
Feed and Supplements: The best alfalfa hay, Purina Ultium and Oats
Sponsors: My family!