Kaitlyn DeSousa is a female rodeo barrel racer.
She competes in rodeo events in her home state of Arizona, and all over the western United States.
2023 is the year she began to believe the results before she would see them.
And for Kaitlyn, racing for saddles is something she’s done for a long time.
Tango is the name of her number two steed, a 16-year-old, 17.5-hand, brown gelding who loved eating apples more than racing and with whom Kaitlyn DeSousa has spent two years training to be quicker in hopes of matching the racing instincts of Dixie, her spontaneously more competitive dark brown mare.
Known to bring home a check nearly every time she enters a barrel racing competition, Dixie was Kaitlyn’s notoriously testy partner for her entry into barrel racing.
Now, driven by an inner strong desire to train Tango- a former rope horse, she spends many more hours in the ring with the gelding.
Thanks, Kaitlyn for giving us a closer look at this high-speed, high-stakes sport that combines, agility, grace, and glamour.
It takes a strong horse and a stronger woman to turn the cloverleaf pattern around three barrels quicker than the rest.
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