Top Three Alley Strategies of the Top 15 NFR Barrel Racers

More than 170,000 screaming fans will pass through the Thomas & Mack throughout the ten days of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Barrel racing’s leading ladies will compete for over six million dollars in prize money.  That’s over $55,000 up for grabs each night!

So in the midst of all the pressure and excitement…

How do the top 15 NFR barrel racers keep their horses (and themselves) calm in those vital moments before blasting down the alley? 

Despite the less than ideal lighting and background noise in the video (did I mention the NFR is EXCITING!?), BarrelRacingTips.com has brought you the answers to that very question LIVE from the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

Follow the links below for even more resources to set yourself and your horses up for success in the alley:

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  1. KATHLEEN SCHREMP
    KATHLEEN SCHREMP says:

    WHAT CAN I DO TO GET MY HORSE IN THE ARENA? HE REFUSES TO GO IN. HE’LL START TURNING AROUND AND REFUSING EVEN AT 100 YARDS AWAY. IF SOMEONE TRIES TO LEAD HIM IN HE WILL JERK THEIR ARMS OFF. HE WILL NOT FOLLOW ANOTHER HORSE IN. MY LAST RESORT WAS TO LEAD HIM IN ON FOOT, HAVE SOMEONE HOLD HIS REINS, THEN HURRY AND GET ON HIM AND GO. HE’S 7 YRS. OLD. PLEASE HELP!

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    • BarrelRacingTips
      BarrelRacingTips says:

      Thanks Bebe, yes we acknowledged that the lighting/background noise was not ideal, it can be hard to get close to the action and have good sound quality both! Will work toward improving that this year! Thanks for watching!

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