Entries by Heather Smith

Two (Contradictory) Tips to be Straight and Fast Between Barrels

Listen to more on this topic in Episode #73 of the Barrel Racing Tips podcast. For the latest episodes subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or Google Play. We all know that the fastest path between two points is a straight line. Even one or two wasted steps between barrels can slow us down dramatically.…

How to Fix a Wide Turn on the Barrel Pattern

Ever feel like you might as well put a sign on your horse’s rear end that reads “Caution: This Equine Vehicle Makes Wide Turns!?”  A wide turn means covering extra real estate on the pattern, which results in drastically slower times. Addressing this issue starts with coming to terms with a simple fact… The Horse is Not Responding Appropriately to What Has…