2023 Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finalist Tisha Larsen

Which horse(s) are you taking to the finals? JL Red Cupid and Chain Lynk (2016 palomino gelding by Ragged Charm out of See Ya Leah by Proudest Effort)

What is unique about JL Redi Cupid's personality and what are his strengths? How tall is he and what is his weight (thought it would be fun to compare)? He doesn’t really have a unique trait He always gives me 100 percent when we make a run. He is 15.3 and 1100 pounds about

When did you start competing in barrels? I ran barrels a little in grade school, in high school I focused on high school sports, after college I got into running barrels again.

How long have you been a WPRA member?
I have been a WPRA member for 6 years

Do you raise your own horses? Or do you purchase? Are you looking for specific bloodlines? I buy my horses and I don’t really look for a specific bloodline.

What are your conditioning and workout routines for both you and your horse(s)? I mainly exercise my horses in the hills and pastures.  They only go to the arena when I need to fix a problem.

When you're headed to the rodeo what do you listen to: inspirational podcasts, music, audio books? I will listen to music (old country) and inspirational podcasts.

What or who are you thankful for? I am very thankful for my family and my friends, I couldn’t go and compete without all their support.

Do you have favorite spots to stop at while on the road? I like to find a good pizza place to stop and eat at.

Who do you travel with (including pets or companion horses) and in what kind of rig? I travel with my daughter mostly until she starts high school sports then it is just me. 

What are your favorite memories/highlights and obstacles you faced getting to the 2023 circuit finals? My favorite memory this year was tying for first at the McCone County Rodeo.  

The Run Down
Saddle Robbie Phillips
Pad: OrthoRide
Leg Gear: Classic Equine Legacy 2
Bits: Merrill
Feed and Supplement:  Alfalfa hay, when the pasture is done, and oats topped with apple cider vinegar, and Redmond loose mineral daily.
He also gets the Bemer blanket before and after a run and a couple times during the week.