The Wrangler Network lives treams the 2017 WPRA World Finals.
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.
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.