I wanna barrel race too really bad but I can't find anyone willing to at the least talk to me & tell me how to get into it or where to find someone to teach me & I don't think I have a big enough space to pratice in :( . Theres Several Girls I went to school with that barrel race I've tried talking to them & they Ignore me.
Just remember that in he beginning you will deffiently be spending more then youll be making. The race that is coming up here is $40 per person per class & $10 per horse & if you win you only get $100.
Good luck I hope your more succesful in finding someone than I have been.