Originally Posted by BaileyJo
Just out of curiousity, can you set up a barrel pattern with different distances for each "rodeo"? Is that what you even call it - a rodeo? Can the distances be moved? Then the fastest wins?
Sorry, I'm clueless.
Like drum said, it all depends.
The length of the patterns all depend on the size of the arena.
A bigger arena most likely means a bigger pattern.
Of course if it is a race put on by certain associations they may require all of their patterns be the same size.
Most arenas are set up with markers that mark where the barrels should be in the cloverleaf pattern....but this does not prevent them from being pulled in or expanded out if need be.
The size of the pattern is very important though, the size will be set before the first run and will not change during the performances.