Barrel Racing with the Bowles

By Krista Lucas Wynn

Mother’s Day has come and gone, but for Kylie Bowles every day is special. The Era, Texas high school math teacher is living her dream of a successful barrel racing career, as well as seeing a horse she has trained go on to triumph with another rider. That younger rider happens to be Kylie’s 12-year-old daughter, Tristan.

The Bowles’ story is a unique one that is gaining attention throughout the North Texas barrel racing community and beyond. Tristan has been horseback since before she could walk and has been riding and learning behind her mom every chance she can get.

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