Her journey began on her parents' farm in Southern Illinois with 400 horses. Throughout her life and horse adventures, Barbra has always been driven by a singular passion ~ to help riders grow their confidence.
She is a Personal Performance Coach, a Cutting Horse Trainer, Publisher of online programs, Clinician, Author, and Speaker.
She was the first woman to win the National Cutting Horse Association 4-year-old Derby and the 5/6-year-old at the Summer Spectacular Classic.
She is an honoree in the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and in the National Cutting Horse Association Members' Hall of Fame. She was awarded the National Female Equestrian of the Year Award by the AQHA and the Women's Sports Foundation.
Barbra has a Master's degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She was certified as a Personal Performance Coach for Riders at the Human Performance Institute in Orlando, Florida.
Barbra lives with her husband, Tom in Brenham, Texas.
Because of the horse my life has been blessed beyond measure. They have stood quietly by me, given me freedom, helped me heal, put up with me, given me magnificent horse friends, and they continue to help me understand the hearts of people and horses. They are truly magnificent animals. I am forever grateful for their gifts of abundant love, joy, and meaning they have given to me in my life. Because of the horse, I continue to become more.