EP 09: Britany Diaz | Planning, Possibilities, and Positivity


Episode 09 features the ever so talented, Britany Diaz! This 2X NFR qualifier and professional barrel horse trainer not only has a great breeding and training program with her husband Isaac (professional saddle bronc rider), but she is a new mom to daughter, Whitley Grace. We really enjoyed our visit with her and talked all things training, pedigree, and life in general. Britany radiates positivity and purpose and we know everyone can get something in this episode! Just a reminder that we are three episodes into Season 2 and our new episodes are released bi-monthly on Thursdays, check them out on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Podcasts!

Background

Britany grew up in rural Solen, ND on a ranch. Although her family didn’t compete actively in rodeo, she quickly took to it on a little mare named Nanny. Britany credits her foundation of barrel racing to going to Mary Ketchum clinics and learning from Lisa Lockhart whom she traveled with at the beginning of her career.

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Horses

“Nanny”

  • The start of it all for Britany and the horse she learned how to ride onNanny

“Annie”

“Rootie” Dasher Dude

  • Bought for $800 at a dispersal sale in North Dakota
  • Trained by Britany at college in horsemanship classes
  • Had a foal at 4 years old and started her barrel racing career after
  • 9X Badlands Circuit Finals Qualifier
  • Qualified for the NFR two times
  • 3x Canadian Finals Finalist
  • 2014 Reserve Canadian Champion
  • 2014 Canadian Horses of the year, the first horse from the US to win this title
  • 2016 ERA Top 5 finisherIMG_4677 ©www.CowboyImages.net

Progeny

Britany, Isaac, and the Fleck’s (Britany’s parents) have put together a great set of broodmares over the past seven years. Although Rootie doesn’t carry, she is flushed for embryos and they even have a full sister to Rootie added to their broodmare herd. The majority of their bloodlines goes back to the stallion, Texas High Dasher.

Feed Program

Alfalfa & Coastal Hay All horses everyday
Purina Senior Equine Older horses & picky eaters
Purina Omolene 200 Higher sugar/starch for active competing performance horses
Purina Strategy Healthy Edge General feed for all horses 2 years & older
Purina Ultium Growth All colts under 2 years old
Supplements Platinum Performance CJ & Osteon

Equipment

  • Sherry Cervi Diamond Short Shank Twisted Wire Dogbone
  • Simplicity Bit
  • Legacy2s
  • Standing Wraps while traveling

Just for Fun

The culprit of the snores you may or may not hear during this podcast in our very formal kitchen podcast studio, Smokey the Labradoodle and Riggs the Rescue. 🙂  IMG_3241

Thanks for tuning in! Our next episode will be released May 16th. As always you can tune in on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

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