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Proper Way To Hang A Bridle

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If you appreciate good quality tack and want to keep it in good shape, you’ll appreciate this video. If you are the particular type that likes things “just right” you’ll also like this video. I’m not the type to be obsessive about order and organization in the barn, but I do appreciate the point Steve makes about how your reins …

Barrel Racing Exercises in Consistency with Danyelle Campbell

Here is a great video from Winning Runs with Futurity trainer and multiple time National Finals Rodeo qualifier Danyelle Campbell. Danyelle and Charlotte go through some of the bits Danyelle uses to run and train in, she talks briefly on martingales. The preview then moves into a barrel racing exercise that she uses on her 2 year olds right up …

World Champion Kappy Allen talks about Proper Hand Position for Barrel Racing

World Champion Barrel Racer and Olympic Gold Medalist Kappy Allen put together this video clinic. The video demonstrates proper hand position and how it contributes to a happy, relaxed and focused horse with bend through the body. All these key factors result in a smooth run and FAST TIMES. Kappy says “relaxed and fluid means consistent and fast”. The key …

Tamara Reinhardt talks to Winning Runs about Bit Fit

NFR Qualifier and Futurity horse trainer Tamara Reinhardt makes an excellent point. Not all horses mouths are created equal. We need to consider whether the bit we are riding them in fits the horse. Watch this Winning Runs video trailer and learn how you can measure if your barrel racing bit fits your horse properly. You can go to www.winningruns.com …

Charmayne James Offers Sound Advice

A valuable resource available to barrel racers includes the website of World Champion Barrel Racer Charmayne James. Each month Charmayne contributes an article to the Barrel Horse News magazine. If you aren’t a subscriber you can still access this information. On Charmayne’s website she has a link called Barrel Horse News where you can find the articles organized for reading …

Dena Kirkpatrick on bits for barrel racing

Here is a great 2 part video put together by Barrel Racing Buzz with accomplished barrel horse trainer Dena Kirkpatrick.   Dena goes through a pile of bits and talks about the uses of each one and how they should each fit.   She discusses several different types of snaffle bits, some gag bits including the popular Simplicity bit and her favorite …

Rein Length and Hand Positioning with Ty Mitchell

In this feature video on Barrel Racing Buzz, Josey Ranch Team Member Ty Mitchell talks about the importance of rein length and hand positioning for your run.  This is great little video you can watch online but here is a recap of the video: Ty emphasizes that how much control and how much leverage you have with the bit is …

Why your barrel saddle needs to fit

A fairly general article but it has some great points I felt were mentioning.  Could not have said it better so I have copied this ezine article in its entirety.  ~ Michelle ______ When most people begin to start out with barrel racing, they think that just any barrel saddle will do. But the case is, that if your barrel …

Saddle Fitting for Barrel Horses

This is a great video that demonstrates why it is so important we don’t place our saddles ON the shoulder. Also, why correct saddle fit is so important. They are using an English saddle but the principle is the same.