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Conditioning for Soundness

One of the most important things we can do to prevent sports-related injuries in our horses is to keep them properly conditioned. For barrel racing, that’s conditioned for four sprints and three turns in varying ground conditions. While long trotting or even loping around the pasture is great for overall physical and mental conditioning, it doesn’t prepare a barrel horse’s muscles and soft tissue for the demands of the sport.

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Whoops, I Bought a 2-Year-Old

Wow, I am not qualified for this. How did this happen? How am I suddenly in charge of making sure this really nice horse successfully reaches adulthood and turns into a productive member of barrel racing society?

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Feet on the Ground

Good footing is crucial, but achieving a safe, fast surface for barrel competitions can be a challenge. Learn the nitty-gritty basics here.

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Did I Just Buy a 2-Year-Old?

I’d been flirting with the idea for several months, but with relatively no thought of actually following through with purchasing a new horse. Fast-forward seven months and here I am with a beautiful palomino filly. The only problem is, well she’s 2 and let’s be honest I have no business with a 2-year-old.

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