Ashley Schafer explains the importance of rating correctly and demonstrates how she achieves rate in younger horses.
Running home from the third barrel Danyelle Campbell expresses the importance of stopping your horse straight and not turning them after you pass the timer.
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.