A Judge’s Perspective: Heeling

AQHA Judge Bill Enk dissects the 2016 AQHA senior heeling championship run.

BFR Igniting Sparks and Team Wrangler member J.D. Yates came out on top at the 2016 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show in senior heeling.

In the video above, Bill Enk, who judged the finals at the 2016 Lucas Oil World, dissects J.D.’s winning run. Watch J.D.’s winning run, then scroll down to read why the AQHA judges found this go worthy of a gold trophy.

In the Box

“There’s no barrier in the heelers box, of course, but it’s real important to notice how their horse behaves in the box, how they break, how they act in there. This horse is credit-earning all the way.”

Out of the Box

“He runs and rates to the perfect spot on the run, he’s got great position and he’s got a great stop. That’s a really, really good run.”