article by Maesa Kummer Bailey Witt, Valentine, NE took home the Barrel Racing and All-Around year-end championship titles at the Nebraska State High School Finals […]
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Each day, Wendy Suhn, works to keep her roles as wife, mother, and barrel racer in balance. When she does get time to herself, you’ll find Wendy Suhn working with her horses and preparing for the next race. Sometimes just getting to the races is a victory. She is married to Todd Suhn and they have 2 children, Slate (10) and Zoey (7). They split their time between their residences in Weatherford, TX and Hermosa, SD. She raises, trains, and runs her own horses for barrel racing competition at the futurities, jackpots and rodeos.
Currently she is running two horses by A Streak of Fling and has an estimated $50k in earnings between them. “She B Astreakin aka ‘Sheba’ (A Streak of Fling x Wild Fast Bar Girl ) is out of a mare that I used to run barrels on. When we decided to breed her, I was still running her so we wanted to do an embryo transfer. We tried to flush an embryo but when it was implanted in the ‘recip’, we were told that it didn’t take. I continued to run my mare until around March and I took her to the vet because I wanted to rebreed her to A Streak of Fling in the spring and I jokingly remarked about the fact that she looked bred already. It turns out, she was bred and had her baby (She B Astreakin) in May! ‘Sheba’ was my ‘mistake’ baby and it turns out she was the only foal we got out of that mare, so she will probably never leave the place. She has a lot of grit and try like all the ‘Streakers’ have. ‘Sheba’ has her own opinions and strong personality and when you ride her outside, it’s one hand on the horn with her because every now and then she’ll jump in the air and spin around. She is all of 14.2 and I joke that she is as wide as she is tall but she’s a catty little thing and loves to run on harder ground. Right now, at twelve years old, she is running as good as ever!”
“We bought HLH Streakin A Fling aka ‘Redbeer’ (A Streak of Fling x Tinys Gay Jet) as a yearling and he is 9 years old now. He has had to overcome some injuries including most recently, a medial collateral tear on a front leg but since he is so tough, his injury wasn’t easy to determine initially. He runs best in deeper ground and is a bigger, powerful type horse. He has a stiffer style of turning and doesn’t like his face pulled on. We also own his full brother who I am excited to start running.”
“I think the ‘Streakers’ have heart, grit and try and they have the ability to do anything. I’m thinking about getting my WPRA card again this year and hauling both of my horses.”