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Brad Barkemeyer Performance Horses


Learn With Brad Barkemeyer

Growing up on a Montana ranch, Brad started his first colt when he was 12. By the age of 14, Brad was training horses in different disciplines for the public. This early experience served him well throughout his career as a professional horseman and trainer. Brad has experienced success in American Quarter Horse, National Cutting Horse, National Reined Cowhorse, U.S. and World Series Team Roping Championship events. Today, Brad operates a family-owned horse training business, Bar B Performance Horses, where he sets the bar high for horses, people, and products.

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Brad Barkemyer Performance Horses


Watch as professional horsemen, Brad Barkemeyer and colleague Corey Cushing, demonstrates his go-to techniques and products to get his horses show ready.

Grooming Steps Before Riding

eZall® Total Body Wash

Green is Perfect for Shows

How to Apply Weaver Leather

Shine & Detangler to a Horse


Professional horseman, Brad Barkemeyer, discusses the benefits, styles and fit when using rope halters.

How to Decide Whether to Use a

Rope Halter or a Nylon Halter


How to Tie a Lead to a Rope Halter


How To Fit and Tie a Silvertip Halter



Brad Barkemeyer discusses the benefits, styles and fit when using snaffle, shank bits and how to properly bridle and unbridle your horse. 


Benefits and Function of a Snaffle Bit


Function of a Bridle with a Snaffle Bit


Function of a Bridle with a Shank Bit


Choosing a Bit Metal Type for Your Horse


Attaching Reins to a Bit


Bridling a Horse with a Browband Headstall


How to Properly Bridle a Horse


How to Properly Take off a Bridle


Tack is not limited to a saddle and a bridle, below Brad discusses various tack accessories that you may come across in your riding adventures.

Proper Saddle Pad Placement


Choosing the Right Breast Collar


Attaching a Tie Down

Keeper to a Breast Collar


Attaching Lil' Dude® Stirrups

to a Full-Sized Saddle


How to Put Spur Straps on Boots

Knowing how to protect your horses legs are a crucial part horsemanship. Watch Brad Barkemeyer apply and fit Weaver Leather's top protective athletic boots.

How to Fit, Adjust and Apply

Prodigy® Athletic Boots


Applying Weaver Leather's

Leather Splint Boots




Many people choose to blanket their horses in colder months, but a large number of those people do not know the proper way to fit and blanket a horse.

Brad discusses proper blanketing techniques in the below video series.

How To Measure Your Horse For a Blanket


How to Blanket Your Horse


Being a good horseman involves more than just riding. Brad Barkemeyer demonstrates other tips that may be helpful when you are working in the barn. 

Miracle Collar® for Cribbing Horses


How to Properly Tie a Horse


Maintaining Leather Tack


Filling and Hanging a Slow Feed Hay Net


Filling and Hanging a Slow Feed Hay Bag

If you want to ride like a pro you'll want to use the same gear as the pros! Check out Brad Barkemeyer's favorite Weaver Leather gear below!

Shop Brad Barkemeyer's Favorite Headstall
Shop Brad Barkemeyer's Favorite Leg Care
Shop Brad Barkemeyer's Favorite Bathing Kit
Shop Brad Barkemeyer's Favorite Cinch