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post #1 of 6 Old 02-20-2012, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Barrel Racing DVDs - Senior Project, Help?

Soooo I want to do my senior project (Our school calls them EAs now, hell if I even know what that stands for) on barrel racing. I want to make a training DVD set. I want to do it this summer when I have lots of training time, I have a good camera and I'm going to get a friend to record me.

My big question here is going to be about structuring the DVDs. I have Ruger who is a green horse (And he will still be green in the summer), Bailey who will act as the "finished" horse, and Selena would be an in-between. I want to know how to structure the topics. I don't need to use all of the horses in the DVDs but I'd like to.

How would you set these up? For example, here are the topics I want to touch on:

1) Green Horses & Starting on the pattern (Including the necessary "buttons")
2) Building up speed & when to add speed
3) Approach, Rate, and Position
4) Drills & Exercises
5) Common Problems & How to fix them
6) Tack & Equipment (Will sort of be an intro, including bits)


I want to add as much as I can in there for them but that's the basic idea (If you have something you think I should add in, let me know, I'm kind of scatterbrained so I want to be as organized as possible before I start) and also, ordering them? I didn't really put them in any particular order above so feel free to tell me what order you think they should go in.

Thanks <3

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post #2 of 6 Old 02-20-2012, 11:45 PM
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I would order it:

6
1
4
3
2
5

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post #3 of 6 Old 02-21-2012, 09:29 AM
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Be sure to send some copies my way;) hahaha!

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post #4 of 6 Old 02-21-2012, 11:02 AM
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My "line up" was the same as QHriderKE. That seems like the best way to lay the order out and have it make sense to people who don't ride.

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post #5 of 6 Old 02-21-2012, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Thank guys! (And Mango, I totally can do that. LOL My Mom keeps buying blank DVDs thinking they are blank CDs, so I have a box full of the things )

So here's my next question, on the "common problems" part, what do you guys think I should put in there, here's what I have so far:

- Gate Problems
- Hot horses
- Shouldering barrels
- Blowing/Dropping Shoulder
- Blowing Hip
- Running up the fence

Bring on anymore ideas :) I appreciate the help with brainstorming :)

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...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #6 of 6 Old 02-22-2012, 09:42 AM
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Maybe add one, like how to get into bigger barrel races etc. Like qualifying for big rodeos/shows.

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