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Sydni Blanchard running the pattern at Calgary

One of the most important things we can do to prevent sports-related injuries in our horses is to keep them properly conditioned. For barrel racing, that’s conditioned for four sprints and three turns in varying ground conditions. While long trotting or even loping around the pasture is great for overall physical and mental conditioning, it doesn’t prepare a barrel horse’s muscles and soft tissue for the demands of the sport.