When The Barrel Racing Blog first interviewed Natalie Overholt, she was coming off a sizzling Fourth of July weekend, where she topped some of the toughest the IPRA had to offer on her mare, Casey. She’ll try to do the same this weekend at the International Finals Rodeo, where she sits number 15 in the world.
What was the high point of your year so far?
Probably 4th of July weekend.
What was the low point of your IPRA season?
There was a week of rodeos very close to home that I did bad. It just happen to be she needed her stifles injected and ran horrible all week.
What horse(s) will you run at the finals this year?
Fols Fancy Jet “Casey” she is a 13 year old bay mare. I run her the most often at rodeos. She is the only horse I brought to the finals with me.
What about that horse makes it a good candidate to run there?
She is the most seasoned and in better shaper than any of the other horses I have.
What was it about your work ethic that has gotten you to the finals again this year?
Winning isn’t just what happens the day of the race, but the months, weeks before. If you are well prepared and having a bad day itis easier to overcome the obstactles. The horse is one of the biggest assest for a barrel racer. Making sure I excersice my horse and take care of her. Got to have a horse to win – a good solid barrel horse can take a