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Rituals and Advice

These riders who competed at the National Barrel Horse Association Bama Blast in September 2016 shared their thoughts on pre-ride rituals and advice for other barrel racers hoping to achieve their goals.

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The Best of Both Worlds

In the third of a four-part series on cross-training in the May 2013 issue of Barrel Horse News, we learned how cutting has influenced some of today’s best barrel racers and how to apply some concepts from cow work to make the most of the cloverleaf calling. Here, we share a statistical sample of our findings in researching the top horses with earnings in both events.

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Body Condition Scoring — Hands-On Help for Your Horse

It's odd how two people can look at the same horse and view it with a different eye. One person may regard a horse as fat, but to the other it may appear just right. One might describe a horse as "ribby," but in the eyes of another, its lean and fit. While it's customary for some horse owners to "eyeball" their horses to determine ideal weight, this leaves room for error, which can seriously affect your horse's health. Instead, there's a better way.

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Hackamores By Design

Learn about a few of the popular hackamores designed and used by barrel racers, including the Jim Warner hackamore, the Stivers hackamore and the Bozo sidepull.

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