Amanda Carrales | Lakota Young Professional

Amanda Carrales

Hardworking, determined barrel racer trying to make it!

Bailee JuliusHometown: Burkburnett, TX
Riding Style: Western
Specific Styles: Barrel Racing
Primary Horse’s Name: “Turbo”


Hey, I’m Amanda.. I am 19 years old and I’m from a small town in Texas. My horse, he is a “muddy” buckskin, he is 17 but has the heart of a two year old. He was a rescue, he came to me skin and bones and lame. But, he has the heart of a fighter, like me. I was instantly in love with him, he has a personality that will just drag you in. He is the best thing that’s ever happened to me since my last horse retired.

I’m so beyond proud of him, and we have worked so hard to get him in great shape and 100% sound. We are working hard and have entered the all in barrel race in December! I look up to my mom, who has taught me everything I know, she is my best friend and even though she is disabled, she still gets up on her horse and rides him like she stole him. My mom is my biggest role model, my best friend and my coach through the barrel world; she is always there to critique me and show me how to improve. I know its kind of cliche, but I also look up to Fallon Taylor, I know, every girl that is a barrel racer does, but she is someone that gives me confidence and more ambition.. I strive to be as successful as she is.

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Instagram: Amanda Carrales

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