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Cowboys & Indians Magazine article

Riding by Feel

by Dana Joseph

Lots of folks come to trainer Jyme Beth Cochrane’s Lightning C Arena in McAlester, Oklahoma, with special horse needs. One client from Weatherford, Texas, is especially particular.

Her horse has to be gentle and calm and willing to let her halter and groom him and load him in a trailer. Her horse has to be knowing and willing to take care of her no matter what. He has to automatically sense her every nuance. And he has to run barrels like nobody’s business.

This rider isn’t overly picky. This buckle-winning barrel racer is blind. Not that you’d know it when you meet 14-year-old Brittney Holland, who rode first as a baby in the saddle in front of her mom and started riding alone at age 4. 

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