I've been barrel racing since I was a little girl. I've never heard of there being a certain way to hold the reins while barrel racing.
I was told by another barrel racer that I was holding my reins wrong.
How I rein, just depends on the horse I am riding. Most of the time I use one hand, some times I use 2 if my horse doesn't know how to neck rein or doesn't do it very well.
This girl and her friend told me "reining for barrel racing is different than how you rein for English or Western."
I don't understand what she means by that.
It may sound rudde but my response to her was "I thought this was a timed event and not a judged event."
My question is isthere a certain way us barrel racers must rein?