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Rodeo reality: North Dakota, Minnesota ‘rodeo girls’ weigh in on TV show

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BISMARCK — When she was 15 or 16, Shanda Morgan brought a horse she trained herself to a barrel-racing clinic.

“He was nothing special; he wasn’t even registered,” recalls the 35-year-old Bismarck woman.

The woman teaching the clinic, who was from Texas, noticed. She told her, “You need to get your daddy to buy you a $20,000 horse, ’cuz your horse isn’t gonna make it.”

But he was hers, and Morgan used the snide remark to fuel her training.

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