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LOOMIS GAG BIT Users: (People who use this bit successfully)

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    Mark Bugni    
           
  Winner of the

2012 BFA $100,000 $uper$takes Slot Race

 
           
         
           
    Mary Walker    
           
 

Winner of:

 

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All-American Finals (Waco, Texas)

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Ellensburg Rodeo (Washington)

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Missoula Stampede (Montana)

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Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho)

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Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo

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Navajo Nation Fourth of July PRCA Rodeo (Window Rock, Arizona)

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Earl Anderson Memorial Rodeo (Grover, Colorado)

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Ute Mountain Roundup (Cortez, Colorado)

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Ken Lance Memorial (Ada, Oklahoma)

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Flint Hills Rodeo (Strong City, Kansas)

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Rodeo Killeen (Texas)

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Co-Champion at the Chisholm Trail Stampede PRCA Rodeo (Duncan, Oklahoma)

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Arcadia All_FLA Championship Rodeo

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Perculatin names 2012 AQHA/WPRA Barrel Horse of the Year

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

It's official - the new world champion is Mary Walker riding Perculatin in the LOOMIS GAG BIT! What a wonderful story and what a great job of riding!  Records are made to be broken and Mary broke a bunch of them!  WOW!  Barrel racing has a new Queen!

From attending the WNFR last year in a wheel chair with a broken heart over the loss of her son and a broken body from a barrel racing fall to become the highest WNFR money earner and TOP GUN!  $274,233 in earnings for the year, new Dodge Ram, and even best dressed!  Thanks Mary  for teaching us the real meaning of COWBOY UP!

 
           
         
           
    Louis Paradis    
           
 

Congratulations to Louis Paradis of

Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada

 with his futurity winning horse

using the Loomis Gag

 

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Blaineville MFA Futurity Champion

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Weedon MFA Futurity Champion

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First Go round Tangugy MFA Futurity

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Weedon Rodeo Futurity

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Inverness Second go round

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Drummondville BFA top ten

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Year end points for MFA

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Jud Little Amateur Champion

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JB Quarter Horse Amateur Champion

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KK Benefit Barrel Futurity Champion

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BFA World Championship (3rd first go, 13th second go and 9th in final)

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BFA World Championship AQHA second go award (horse that has been on the race track before his barrel racing life)

 

 

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    Hallie Melvin    
           
 

Hallie grew up in a family that raised horses and has been training barrel horses since high school. Now she has become a highly successful as a futurity trainer. Each futurity season she campaigns four to five horses. Her mission is to make barrel horses that do well as futurity horses and then go on and become great rodeo horses. She is a firm believer in starting them slowly and building their confidence in the arena. She wants the horses to love to run barrels not just to do what they are told. Horse people know that if a horse likes their job then they will perform at their best and also be happier and willing.

 
           
         
           
  Charlotte Cunningham  
           
 

Charlotte Cunningham makes this statement:  “The original Loomis gag is great for every part of training and running barrel horses.  I use it as the first bit to put on young horses because I can get stop and bend with it without frightening them.  I like to use it as a tune up bit because I can lighten a horse up without a curb that most horses are accustomed to pushing on.  I like to make runs in it because it has plenty of rate plus you can ask a horse to turn back quickly without a curb chin hitting them.”  

To contact Charlotte Cunningham go to her website  www.winningruns.com      

 
           
   
 
   
           
    Kim Thomas    
           
   
    Above photos courtesy of Dan Hubbell of Casper, Wyoming    
           
 

Kim Thomas and Dynas Plain Special trained by Kim and owned by Jud Little. This talented pair are winners.  They show off the "Loomis Gag bit" in a special way. Great horse, great training, and great hands make for a lot of great wins. For more on the Jud Little ranch, visit their website at www.judlittleranch.com

 
           
   
 
   
           
    DENA KIRKPATRICK    
           
 

She is the first and only person to win every go round of the World Championship Barrel Futurity in  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She did all this in a Loomis gag bit with no tie down. Her mount was Willie Nick Bar. The year was 1997and her prize money was $64,000. Since that time, Dena has won many more dollars in her Loomis gags. Congratulations, Dena. It has been fun watching you on the way up. 

 

To read click here Dena Training & Tips on Barrel racing Dena Kirkpatrick basics Articles from The Quarter Horse Journal December 1998 & January 1999

 

Dena's Favorite Bits - You-Tube video of a section taken from here training DVD - Click Here 

 

Read

Bit Basics With Dena Kirkpatrick August 2012

Barrel Horse News  eee

Veteran barrel horse trainer Dena Kirkpatrick discusses her personal bit preferences in the August 2012 Barrel Horse News issue.

 

 
           
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