Horse Showing

Barrel Racing “Don’ts”

August 20, 2008

Sharon Camarillo runs down a list of common problems in the barrel-racing arena.

From The American Quarter Horse Journal

  1. Poor selection of a start point
  2. Failure to keep the horse straight
  3. Dropping shoulders
  4. Dropping rib cage
  5. Approaching the barrel in the wrong lead
  6. Riding one rein in between the barrels
  7. Hands too high or low
  8. Balance issues with horse or rider
  9. Legs too far forward or back
  10. Inappropriate equipment

Read more about improving your barrel run in the November 2006 Journal article, “The A.R.T of Barrel Racing.”