When considering buying a horse with issues on the barrel pattern, make safety a priority.
Accepting help and constructive criticism with an open mind while keeping a positive attitude are some of the traits you need to be a good riding student and grow into a better barrel racer.
Daily exercise and attention to your horse’s warm-up routine go hand-in-hand to produce success on the pattern.
Don’t let ducking, or turning too soon in front of the barrel, become a habit for your barrel horse.
Learn why each axis point in the turn is important for riding perfect circles and better barrel patterns.
This is a good time of year to evaluate where you’re at versus where you want to be and take a look at building habits to help you be productive.
Don’t let wet weather be an excuse not to ride. Charmayne James explains how to work on softening and collection while riding at the walk in your driveway, pasture or around the barn.