Incorporate cattle into exercises like Cheyenne Wimberley’s circle drill to sharpen your barrel horse’s responses on and off the pattern.
Nellie Miller explains the training style that created her world champion Rafter W Minnie Reba and how that style remains the basis of her and her father Sam Williams’ training program.
Professional barrel horse trainer Ashley Schafer offers feedback on reader-submitted barrel runs. This month, she offers tips for Summer on how to accomplish smooth, forward motion around a barrel, soft lateral and vertical flexion and how to achieve speed without kicking.
Futurity trainer and RFD-TV’s The American qualifier Kelsey Lutjen Treharne explains a few common barrel racing problems and how to fix them.
Watch these five drills to fix problems and better your horsemanship while stuck at home under quarantine from the coronavirus.
Tighten up your horse’s loose strides with this drill from Janet Staton. When I’ve got a horse that tends to get uncollected and what I call “noodle-y” around…
Several winners from 2019’s marquis end-of-season futurities—the Barrel Futurities of America World Championships and Better Barrel Races OKC Futurity—shared their tips for preparing colts to run competitively and keeping them happy at their first big shows.