Recently, Barrel Horse Newsvisited with industry leaders about the topic of outcross genetics for a feature story you will find in the forth-coming February issue. Incidentally, some of the most recent Barrel Futurities of America World Championships standouts were the product of outcross genetics, often crossed on some of today’s most popular barrel racing bloodlines.
Be the kind of coach and trainer who gets the best performances out of your horse.
Time, money and property are important, and all three are things you hate to waste. When it comes to maintaining your barn, ranch, or arena, some level of investment will be required.
The Barrel Horse News Gear Guide allows advertisers to showcase some of the best barrel racing related equipment on the market today. A wide selection of saddles, pads, tack, leg gear and safety equipment are featured in the following pages, from old favorites enhanced with special features for 2015, to brand new products. This year's Gear Guide is organized into categories, with a selection of products in each. Take a look at some great options for your equine partner's individual needs from some of the most trusted names in the equine industry.
Managing your equine property is an important aspect of taking care of your equine athlete. When it comes to maintaining your barn or arena, some level of investment will be required. Barrel Horse News has partnered with some of the most trusted names in the industry to bring you highlights, and new equipment designed to make your life a little easier and your equine partner safe and happy. Browse our Barn, Arena and Farm Equipment Guide for tools to help save you time, make better use of your money and protect your property and your horse.
When you become a barrel racer, you gain a passion that is life-changing.
In the April 2015 issue of Barrel Horse News, the top divisional horses and riders for the 1D-3D from different regions were listed. Here are the 4D-6D divisions by region.
How to effectively handle feelings associated with loss and defeat.
Raising prospects for the barrel horse market isn’t for the faint of heart.
Professional barrel racer and clinician Dena Kirkpatrick breaks down the "Flower Pattern" drill to achieve balance and focus a barrel horse's mind without causing exhaustion.
By Dena Kirkpatrick
Sometimes not giving up on the proverbial “problem horse” can pay off.
Good footing is crucial, but achieving a safe, fast surface for barrel competitions can be a challenge. Learn the nitty-gritty basics here.
The importance of riding with purpose.
In the first of this three-part series on Ryan Lovendahl’s training timeline, learn how his philosophy for the first six months of a young horse’s career sets the stage for long-term success.
In part two of this three-part series on Ryan Lovendahl's training timeline, learn how to build on dry work with drills to avoid pattern pitfalls before they arise.
Charmayne answers a couple of reader questions in one.
What it means to have good hands.
Fallon Taylor talks about finding the courage to turn tragedy into success.
Sherry Cervi talks about changing a mindset of procrastination to one of prioritization.
Horses can't talk, but they can give off clear lameness signs and warnings.