Be the kind of coach and trainer who gets the best performances out of your horse.
Learn Molli Montgomery’s simple figure 8 exercise for developing shoulder control and quickness in the turns.
Square up your horse’s position in the pocket with Brittany Diaz’s slow work solutions.
Veteran trainer Add Waddell discusses how to correct problems if your horse is anticipating the turn.
Ed Wright's technique to encourage speed control for a horse that wants to blow past the barrel.
Barrel horse trainer Fred Hunter sheds perspective on adding rate while maintaining the right degree of flexibility in your barrel horse.
Dolli Lautaret gets super-charged circle work with the addition of a log.
When a trainer wins the heart of their mount through hard work, reward and trust, great things happen.
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 the final installment of his three-part series, Ryan Lovendahl discusses exhibitions, the first year of competition and beyond.
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.
Multiple futurity champion and former Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier Kassie Mowry discusses how she meticulously prepares futurity horses for various futurity formats.
Clinician Chris Cox explains the importance of leads to achieving speed and balance in barrel racing turns.
Gain greater shoulder control with this exercise from trainer and clinician Fred Hunter.
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.
Training is a funny thing, a constant balancing act of keeping the broad result in mind and not sweating the small stuff yet also taking your horse’s progress one day, one ride, one session at a time.
Mary Burger explains her style of introducing prospects to the barrel pattern, her approach to the barrels and how she advances her horses.
If you have been around barrel racing very long, you know the names of some of barrel racing’s greatest performers have been associated with the name of one veteran trainer—Dena Kirkpatrick. Barrel Horse News caught up with the Post, Texas, trainer and clinician during one of her popular clinics several years ago for a question-and-answer session to reflect on her career and training philosophy.
Charmayne James shares a few tips to start your barrel racing New Year off right.
Lay a solid foundation for future success with proven training tips from Justin Briggs.