Go-To Gear with Kay Cochran

Kiss Me Rosita’s Gear

Kiss Me Rosita’s Gear

  • Martin Saddlery Stingray saddle
  • Best Ever pad
  • Kerry Kelley ‘Rocket,’ a three-piece mouthpiece with copper Rollers
  • Martin and Classic protective leg gear
  • Platinum CJ supplement
  • Farrier, Steve Howard
  • Conditioning includes lots of long trotting

Conditioning Cues:

“When I lived in Hanford, California, I had a track I trotted her on and here in Lincoln I ride out a lot to keep her air up. She has been ridden out a lot; she really likes that. I will work the barrels once or twice a week maybe. I focus on lots of collection, big even circles, and encouraging her not to get tight. I will pony her off her favorite horse, and just really focus on keeping her fit.”

For more on Kay Cochran and pro rodeo winning horse Kiss Me Rosita, check out:

Cochrans’ Rookie Road & Kiss Me Rosita stories

About Bonnie Wheatley

Bonnie Wheatley brings a lifetime of professional experience in the Western industry to her role as Barrel Racing Content Director for BarrelRacing.com and Barrel Racing Magazine. She grew up immersed in ranching and the Western lifestyle before graduating from the University of California at Davis and relocating to the eastern plains of Colorado. When not researching and writing exciting new content, Wheatley enjoys running barrels, showing reined cow horses, cheering at her daughter Sage’s sporting events, and for her husband, Scot, and son, Regan, at team ropings and horse shows.