Mike and Sherrylynn Johnson are partners—partners in life, work, competition, play—and now partners of Redmond Equine!
The Oklahoma couple first met at a high school rodeo in 1980 where Mike won the Oklahoma Youth Rodeo Ribbon Roping with his ribbon runner, Sherrylynn. The two later met up on the road and sealed their partnership by tying the knot in Canada in 2002. The husband/wife combo has been riding shotgun, horses, and the rodeo circuit together ever since.
A professional tie-down roper, Mike has wrangled in 23 NFR qualifications, was a 2003 National Finals champion, 2004 Calgary Stampede $50,000 winner, 2005 Pace Picante Finals champion, and has a bundle of other wins notched in his belt.
Sherrylynn is a professional—and highly educated—barrel racer whose accomplishments include a four-time National Finals qualifier and 2010 All American Finals champion. Before she began rounding barrels full-time, however, Sherrylynn coached the rodeo team at Southern Arkansas University while earning a master’s degree in counseling. She also completed 30 hours towards her doctorate while teaching business courses at the college.
While the dynamic duo still crisscross the country chasing their next win, when they’re not rodeoing, the pair passes along their knowledge of their sport and horses to others by offering clinics to adults and youth. They also have a good deal to share about Redmond products!
So if you run into Mike and Sherrylynn at the next rodeo or sign up for one of their clinics, ask for some free Redmond Equine samples! They’re happy to answer questions and share their own experience about how our products have helped sharpen their horses’ health and performance.
In fact, here’s what the Johnsons had to say about Daily Red, our new boosted mineral equine supplement:
“As equine competitors, our horses spend a lot of time in trailers, stalls and arenas. They can’t always feed free choice or graze in pastures, and this can create mineral deficiencies which allow greater vulnerability for health risks.
“With Daily Red, our horses receive a natural and complete balance of minerals needed for health, peak performance and longer performance life. Balanced nutrients promote a satisfied mind and healthy body. Daily Red sharpens our horses’ focus and performance, and it shows during competition.
“We’re horse owners and professional competitors, not scientists! We have no real idea what our horses lack or need to perform their best. That’s why we leave it to Redmond.”
–Mike and Sherrylynn Johnson
It takes an incredible amount of courage to rescue a horse you’ve never met before from a feedlot back at home while you’re on vacation in another state. But that’s exactly what I did.
Why did I spontaneously choose to invest money into a mare I’d never met or heard of before that day? I don’t know. But after a year of thinking about it now, I believe it’s because I saw some potential in the photos of this bright eyed young mare.
Almost two weeks after the purchase, we finally arrived home and drove hours in the middle of winter over multiple snowy mountain passes to meet this beautiful grey mare and haul her home. She didn’t have a name, was not broke, and had barely any previous experience hauling. It took an hour and lots of treats to catch her, and she didn’t start to really trust me for a few weeks. In spite of that, as soon as I met her I knew we would click–even if it took some time. I was determined to work with her to the best of my ability to get miles underneath her, some rides on her back, and some experience in the show arena–even if it meant I would have to hit the dirt. I was ready to be tough, patient, caring, strong, and determined, no matter what happened. It’s incredible to me to see what just a little love can do to a horse.