There’s something critically missing in the steps many barrel racers take to rehabilitate a “burnt out” barrel horse.
Being that barrel racing is a sport that includes high pressure, high speed, and high stakes, it’s no surprise that there are plenty of these horses around.
But barrel horses don’t HAVE to be crazy. Barrel horses WILL be excited, a bit on the muscle, and generally pumped up in those seconds before blasting off to the first barrel.
However, tension, nervousness, over-anticipation, and lack of control crosses the line – it negatively impacts runs, and it’s fully within our power to change (and prevent) this from happening.
It’s up to US realize the effect we have on our horses and take personal responsibility for how we influence them – there IS hope for those talented horses who have gone far off the mental & emotional deep end.
In the video below, I’ve shared the three most common reasons barrel horses become “disturbed” and hard to handle. I’ve also shared four areas of barrel horse training where we need to develop their confidence, including the ONE area that directly affects ALL the others.
Most importantly, I’ve explained and shown examples of the person you need to BE to bring a horse from “blown up” to “blowing away the competition.”
As the author of “Secrets to Barrel Racing Success,” and numerous barrel racing articles here on BarrelRacingTips.com, leave it to me to emphasize something that most barrel racers would never guess is so important in creating and maintaining a horse’s mental soundness!
The truth is, that although what we DO with our horses is important, even more important is “HOW.”
Watch the video below now to bring your barrel horse from “flaming out of control” to “perfectly simmering!”
Do you have any tips for restoring a horse’s mental and emotional fitness?
What will YOU be paying more attention to, or doing differently after watching the video?
Let me know in the comments below.
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