Ashley Schafer explains the importance of rating correctly and demonstrates how she achieves rate in younger horses.
Ashley Schafer demonstrates her approach to teaching transitions and keeping a horse responsive for the turns.
How Janna Beam teaches her horses to break their speed down before the turn without losing forward motion.
Heather Heath’s “anticipation drill” helps a ratey horse anticipating the turn or a free-running horse not finishing the turn.
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.