Barrel races start in the alley. The alleyway is key to a consistent first barrel, but sometimes we can get into trouble before we ever enter the arena.
Bo Hill trains confident, user-friendly horses through one-handed riding and six steps in the training process.
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We’ve all been there—the dreaded barrel bug. Trainer and National Finals Rodeo Qualifier Jordon Briggs shares her tips to help you correct the fundamental issues, which will give you the confidence to go down the alley and come out with no 5-second penalties.
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.
Barrel racer and small breeder Katie Jo Boyd shares tips to prep your horse and yourself for success when sending a prospect off to a trainer.
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.