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‘Halter Breaking’ a Seasoned Barrel Horse – How the Basics Can MAKE or Break You

by Kathleen Rossi of Integrated Equine. Chances are, you are reading this and already own a seasoned barrel horse. So what does it matter if he likes to be haltered or not? Simply put it: it is a matter of relationship and response. The better your relationship with your horse the better (and quicker) his […]

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I’m a Starfisher and I’m NOT Proud, This is Why…

I’m a starfisher and I’m NOT proud. You read right. Thanks to the attention this unflattering position has gotten lately, most of us are familiar with the spread eagle, daylighting moments captured on camera in the midst of an intense barrel racing run. Of course there are the critics saying that it’s an indicator of […]

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The Low Down on Tie Downs and other Training Aids for Barrel Racing

by Kathleen Rossi of Integrated Equine Two Truths and a Lie Do you remember this game from grade school? Find the false statement below as they relate to horsemanship: 1. Horses respond to pressure and release. 2. Tack makes horses to listen to us. 3. Slow and right beats fast and wrong. Did you find […]

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Form, BIT and Function – How to Choose and Use the Right Headgear for Your Barrel Horse

As I was getting warmed up to post this week’s video, I was glad to come across some timeless barrel racing wisdom from Ed Wright. Recently I witnessed and was especially impressed by one of his students as she won the All American Finals in Waco, TX, and again it confirmed that while competition continues […]

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The Art and Science of Barrel Horse Training – Effective Techniques, Simplified and Defined

Would you like to be a better barrel horse trainer? Would you believe many of the same techniques used with horses are also used with dogs, and most other animals? Of course a few differences and exceptions apply based on the species and individuals we’re working with, but barrel horse training doesn’t have to be...

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Pro Membership – A Rookie Year (and a Half) in Review

The Pro Membership here at BarrelRacingTips.com made it’s debut in October of 2014. Today’s post is a celebratory look back at an amazing year (*and a half)! Honoring the commitment to bringing you the very best content meant I didn’t take on any new creative projects in 2015. The Pro Membership however, is now coming […]

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Release, Stretch, Relax, Repeat! Four Steps to Maximize Strength, Lengthen Stride & Increase SPEED

I have to admit in years past my pre and post-ride support routine was pretty minimal. If I had time or was feeling inspired I would sometimes stretch before a run and would try to cold hose or apply ice boots on after hard, strenuous work. I also tried to spend adequate time slowly warming […]

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Three Steps to Being Your Own (Part-time) Barrel Horse Bodyworker

You already know it’s more than a full-time job being a barrel racer – it’s MULTIPLE full-time jobs! Including, but not limited to – stall cleaner, nutritionist, truck driver, scheduler, horse trainer, equine behaviorist, Vet, massage therapist, and the list goes on! When you’re (understandably) feeling spread thin, it’s hard to find motivation to go […]

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