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Cribbing is a common equine vice that is often considered a nuisance by horse owners, but few realize the medical and practical implications of having a horse that cribs. I asked Dr. Michael Aromando of Town and Country Veterinary Service for his insight on the difficulties of owning a cribbing horse.

Rating is a key component in barrel racing. Your horse’s ability to turn a barrel and perform is directly related to his ability to rate, something that can make or break your winning run. Renowned barrel horse trainer and competitor Dena Kirkpatrick has a few tips for overcoming the everyday problems riders face when correcting the lack of rate in their barrel horse.