Get your horse's attention with this drill from barrel horse trainier Tasha Welsh. The cloverleaf configuration with a fourth barrel in the middle can be beneficial to virtually any pattern-related problem, but the common ground shared by all variations is that it keeps your counterpart waiting on you rather than calling the shots or fumbling through the footwork.
In the article "Start to Finish" in the July issue of Barrel Horse News, Annie Lambert interviews former NFR qualifier and multiple futurity champion Danyelle Campbell about the pattern fundamentals she uses to keep her horses trained for the long haul. A variety of drills are discussed, including The Five-Barrel Drilland The Three-Circle Drill.
While there is still much to be known about equine coronavirus (ECoV), researchers at University of California, Davis, are discovering many commonalities among horses infected with the disease and are hopeful to someday find the root cause.
Due to the recent severe weather and its expected aftermath, the Josey Ranch and NBHA are postponing the NBHA Josey Autumn Classic scheduled for September 8- 10.