Attn: Barrel Racers,
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The $25,000-added JB Quarter Horses Futurity is just shy of 100 entries already. Enter up and bring your open horses for one the greatest events in history!
Renowned barrel horse trainer, clinician, and rider Lance Graves has many successful kids in the youth arena performing under his direction.
Clinician Chris Cox explains the importance of leads to achieving speed and balance in barrel racing turns.
In the first part of a three-part series, champion trainer and jockey Molly Powell shares the riding techniques she learned in cutting that she says made her a better barrel racer.
BARREL: UNITED BARREL RACING ASSOC UBRA WORLD FINALE / JJ CLASSIC FUT AND DERBYVerndale, MN – October 9, 20090 Entries – $22,600.00 Added – $40,174.36 Total Purse FUTURITY…
Namgis Quarter Horses and Ranch Foreman, Ltd., have joined forces with the Multiple Sclerosis Center of South Texas and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to raise funds for MS research through a benefit calf roping. The event will host 40 calf ropers at 1 p.m. on Jan. 30, 2010, in Hondo, Texas.
It is a muggy, stifling morning in Southern Oklahoma. The red maples have begun their fall blush and rain puddles the drive, yet the air remains thick with humidity and heavy with ongoing summer. There will be no cool air today. Buttoning the cuffs of her long-sleeved shirt, a petite figure steps out of the grey daylight and into the shadowy quiet of the barn. This is Kay Whittaker Young. She moves quickly, smoothly, her eyes scanning the stalls for signs of the horses that are in her care. As if on a rotating cue, six heads appear one at a time over the stall doors, ears up, eyes glittering.
Anyone who competes in the sport of barrel racing knows what a frustrating event it can be. Being young and trying to learn this complicated activity can be trying at best. Adults and trainers can help ease this learning process by becoming a positive light in young kids’ lives.
With barrel racing being a sport that all ages can enjoy, building a solid horsemanship skill set at a young age is important for any barrel racer’s confidence later. The learning process is just one of those things that never ends. You get motivated to learn at a young age and that enthusiasm and hard work gets you the tools, confidence and power it takes to ride well for a lifetime. It’s a lifelong pursuit, and sometimes people don’t realize just how much goes into barrel racing.