The introduction to this week’s Q&A will be short and sweet.
But should your pre-run ritual be?
How long does it take YOU to prepare for a run?
If you’re like most barrel racers, you follow at least somewhat of a routine, but how you prepare (and how long you prepare) can make or break your run.
Learning about the pre-run rituals of the top 15 WNFR barrel racers can definitely deliver insight into potential changes that may catapult your own barrel racing success to a new level, and that’s exactly the goal of this week’s Q&A video.
When we asked the top 15 what their pre-run rituals where, and many of their answers were similar. We’ve summarized their replies and discussed them further in the video below which was filmed LIVE from Las Vegas at the 2012 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo!
Five Pre-Run Rituals of the Top 15 WNFR Barrel Racers
1. Equine body work such as stretching and massage.
2. Avoid rushing to allow time to mentally focus on your run.
3. Decrease stress for your horse by following a specific, exact routine.
4. Prevent anticipation and conserve your horse’s energy with a “performance cue.”
5. Get connected with pre-run prayer.
Although we edited out the wind, the video below still at times has background noise, which we’ll do our best to correct in the future. As dedicated as we are to bringing you helpful, quality content (delivered in a quality way), we felt the valuable tips delivered in the video made it share worthy despite the sound issue! Being at the WNFR IS loud and exciting – thanks for your understanding!
In the comments below the video, tell us what YOUR pre-run rituals consist of?
What aspects of your pre-run rituals could use improvement?
Which aspects do you feel benefit you most?
For more from the 2012 WNFR barrel racing qualifiers, you’ll enjoy: