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Keeping Up The Momentum

For Morgan Breaux, a rookie professional barrel racer from Tomball, Texas, 2015 has already been a good year. In April, she took home a win at the 73rd annual ABC Pro Rodeo in Lubbock, Texas, and at the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo May 28–31, she and SS Streakers R Us put down a stellar 17.48-second run to snag third place and a check for $1,289.

Morgan had an inkling that “Streaker” would run well at the Santa Maria, California, rodeo while she was warming up the 2002 brown solid gelding by Scenics Symbol and out of The Sixth Sense (QH).

“I kind of knew when I was warming him up that he felt really good, and that he was going to run,” Morgan said. “He was a little sore when I got out to California, but now he’s feeling really good.”

For Streaker, the bigger the crowd, the faster he runs.

“The crowd there was really big and really loud,” Morgan said. “When I was running to the first barrel, I could just tell he was really feeding off the crowd. He had a lot of energy, and he was really firing.“

After a year together, Morgan really appreciates Streaker’s easy-going personality.

“He’s so sweet. He’s one of those horses that whenever he’s turned out in a pasture and he sees you coming, he runs up to you to be loved on,” Morgan said. “He’s so easy to ride. He makes it fun and easy.”

Looking forward, Morgan has big goals for herself and Streaker. She’d love to tackle the world’s premier barrel racing event, the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas—Streaker competed there in 2012 with Lee Ann Rust, who earned that year’s Women’s Professional Rodeo Association Rookie of the Year award—but she’s got a more personal goal in mind.

“I’m aiming at the WPRA Rookie of the Year title. Everyone’s dream is to make it to the NFR, and if it doesn’t happen this year, then maybe next year,” Morgan said. “I think he can do it. He’s done it before, and I think he can do it again.”

Update June 17:

Morgan Breaux and SS Streakers R Us have done it again at the Desertview Pro Rodeo in Castle Dale, Utah. Laying down a 17.53-second run, the pair earned first place a nd a check for $1,449. The win June 11-13 is the latest in a string of impressive finishes for Morgan and “Streaker,” who are making their pro-rodeo debut this season.

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