DISCIPLINE – BARREL RACING
LOCATION – GLENDALE, AZ
COMPETING FOR 35 YEARS
HORSE – IVY’S LOU LOU
JP RANCH COY
HOW DEBBIE GOT STARTED :
My name is Debbie Carter, I am married to Craig Carter and together we own Awards by C & L, since 1989. We are a retail trophy shop and that includes ad specialty items, silk screening and embroidery.
I grew up on a horse, I participated in everything from 4-H to running in the Pro Rodeos at a young age. I also loved every event the gymkhanas and Jr. Rodeos had to offer. My mom hauled me to everything she could and I rode a lot of different types of horses.
I’ve always loved to ride problem horses. I find that most of the time, there are underlying issues that usually include a poor feeding program. When I was introduced to TechMix, I found products that actually work and you can see a difference within weeks. When a horse is healthy, they will work through the stress of training and traveling. TechMix covers every aspect of a horse’s needs, from trail riding to the toughest of competition. I have fed everything on the feed store shelves with not a lot of results, but TechMix has proven itself repeatedly. I can target each horse with certain products to fulfill what that horse needs.
I give a lot of barrel racing lessons and I also train for people. I’ve found that not a lot of people are educated about feeding programs or they are overwhelmed. I try to show them a simple way to feed and keep their horses healthy by using TechMix products.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR EVERYDAY, BEHIND THE SCENES, ROUTINE THAT HELPS YOU ACHIEVE QUALITY, SUCCESS,
AND HIGH PERFORMANCE WITH YOUR HORSES?
DEBBIE: I have a full time job running my own business away from my house. So, I ride in the mornings and evenings, I have a small window of opportunity to get a lot of work done with my horses. So, having a healthy and happy horse is the most important thing for me.
Q: HOW DO YOU STRIVE FOR SUCCESS?
DEBBIE: Hard work and determination.
Q: WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHERS THAT WANT TO COMPETE IN THIS SPORT?
DEBBIE: Be commited and prepared to give 100%. Try and learn from people with experience that are willing to help you. Stay humble.
Q: WHAT QUALITIES DO YOU SEE IN TECHMIX?
DEBBIE: The quality of ingredients they use. I know that everything I’m using is of the highest grade, so I know my horses are getting the best supplements on the market.
Q: WHAT TECHMIX PRODUCTS DO YOU USE?
DEBBIE: By far the best electrolytes on the market! I love them and if I could only use one product, BlueLite would be my pick. I also use Stable Complete, Build Bac, U-Formula, and Healthy E Oil. I feel like I cover all my bases with these products, from a complete supplement, probiotics and gut support.
Q: WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS AND ASPIRATIONS IN YOUR CAREER? IN LIFE?
DEBBIE: I would love to win a futurity such as Ft. Smith or Oklahoma City. It would also be nice to win a futurity slot race. Aside from winning, I want to train nice futurity Colts that turn into great open horses that people can enjoy. Seeing someone else win or do well on a horse I trained is an indescribably great feeling.