Having an overly-analytical mind can be both a blessing and a curse. Just ask my husband – an overwhelming desire to constantly improve things (everything), can be exhausting!
It means I’m always on the lookout for how things can be made better. It also means I have a keen eye for what’s wrong, which sometimes overshadows what’s right, and CAN act as a barrier to seeing the glass as half full.
So although I have to be aware and train myself to be content and enjoy the present moment, and to feel more and think less, my tendency to improve everything I see and experience translates into a desire to help other barrel racers do the same.
Speaking of that – are your turns as fast as they could be?
In the video below I’ve described what actually happens to cause a horse to fade or pop out of a turn, AND what to do about it!
In fact, you might be surprised to learn most barrel racer’s initial reaction for resolving this issue is actually contradictory to what I recommend.
After all, fading out of the turn is a not really a problem, but a symptom of something else going on – which may require a completely different mindset, as well as specific problem solving techniques that you might not expect.
Leave it to me to challenge what’s accepted as “normal,” in trade for deep understandings that lead to action that gets real, lasting results!
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While we’re on this subject, tell more about your experiences with horses that fade out of the turn in the comments below!
The links below are offered as further support for the areas discussed and demonstrated in this week’s video.
- Which horses do you think have better turns – ones who have merely inches to spare in their approach or those who allowed more room? Are you certain you know exactly where you want your horse’s feet to fall, and that they’re honoring that track? If not, you might need to be sure you Follow the Barrel Racing Path of Least Resistance.
- Is your horse taking full responsibility for honoring how he’s been trained to place his feet and use his body? If you’re not sure, it’s time to put your horse to the test with How to Instill Independence and Refine Body Control for Faster Times.
- If your problem seems to be more between the barrels than around them, you’ll likely gain some insight from these Two (Contradictory) Tips to be Straight and Fast Between Barrels.