Dear Booger Barter: A letter from a stranger…

I once knew about a man from Texas who was bigger than life. I had never met him personally, but as a part of the tight-knit family that the Barrel Racing community is, I still felt connected to him. He was gracious to those he’d never met, offering assistance when he could and nothing short of compassion when he couldn’t. And yet he was a jokester, always looking on the bright side of things, playing good-natured pranks on his friends, giving everyone who knew him and even those who didn’t a reason to smile. But beyond all of the light-hearted, kind, generous traits that he exhibited, he had a business savvy that I can only hope to duplicate some day. He was an innovator, an industry wide trailblazer, a true Cowboy right down to the letter. Booger, we didn’t meet in this Life, but I pray we get that chance in the Next.

Booger BarterBobby “Booger” Barter – Founder of World Barrel Racing and World Team Roping – the Nation’s largest independent barrel racing and team roping production companies. Together, they paid out over $12,000,000 in cash and prizes (including 14 Dodge dually crew cab diesel trucks, over 200 other trucks, over 100 horse trailers, over 1,300 saddles, numerous buckles, many other prizes, and countless smiles.)