Many barrel racers use video to replay their runs and enhance their training. But what exactly should you be looking for in your videos?
When checking your horse for saddle fit, you will remove the pad and set the saddle directly on the horse’s back. What you are looking for is an even fit from the withers down the back with even pressure from the gullet down the bars of the saddle.
Carl Gould discusses how to keep a horse from anticipating rider cues, by keeping the body square, relaxed and comfortable.
Carl Gould is a National Reined Cowhorse Association Hall of Fame inductee, he won the Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Championship in 1989 and made history by winning it on an Appaloosa. His wife, Kathy, won the Snaffle Bit Non Pro Futurity Championship the same year and they became the only husband-and-wife team to have accomplished such a feat. Carl has gone on to win multiple championships and more than $77,000 in Equi-Stat reported lifetime earnings across multiple disciplines.
The final round of a barrel race is no time to safety up. Try these tips if you let the fear of making a mistake keep you from riding to win.
Now booking for the 2022 Barrel Horse News Stallion Register, THE stallion resource guide for mare owners in the barrel racing industry.
Hot weather is hard on equine athletes and complicates horse care. There are many things we can do to help our horses stay cool and comfortable at home and on the road.
In any sport, nerves can get the best of athletes. When it comes to barrel racing, nerves can affect both the rider and the horse.