It wasnt very long after Debby Daniels broke her ankle in a barrel racing accident that her mother, Bonnie Johnson, began to wonder whether it might be time for her 68-year-old daughter to hang up her spurs. I cant believe youre still out there running barrels, said Mrs. Johnson.
But Daniels isnt just another idle hobbyist or some smiling retiree whos decided she needs a new way to spend her free time. Nor is she that species of sentimental contender who hangs on to the sport of her youth long after that sport has passed her by.
Ask the folks at the National Barrel Horse Association about Daniels, theyll tell you who she is: Debby Daniels is number one.
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