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    10-26-2013, 06:13 AM
Question Wanting to start barrel racing, need tips!

I've been riding with my friend for about 4 years now and she has a mare who used to run barrels. She offered to let me compete on her next year. I've been riding this mare for over 2 years now, but she is an older mare and when she dosnt wanna do something she throws a fit. Im not the most confident rider so I tend to get nervous and she DOES NOT like running barrels because she is lazy. She tends to buck. But I need ANY info on Tack I need, correct position in the saddle, cues to give her, how to condition her, and learn to correct her when she bucks.
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    10-26-2013, 07:30 AM
It is going to be impossible for us to help you. You need a trainer. And horses don't typically buck because they are lazy. There is usually an underlying factor that is the cause of the buck.

You need a trainer that specializes in barrel racing. Giving advice over the internet to an inexperieced rider on a horse we've never seen is not smart...
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    10-27-2013, 08:20 PM
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What you are looking for, you are not going to find on the internet.

By all the questions you are asking, you need someone in person helping you. Find a trainer to help you. It does not necessarily need to be a barrel racing trainer (any general trainer can help you with your position in the saddle, and controlling your horse) but it would be helpful since that is what you want to do.

It would be like if I started asking people on the internet how to fly a plane. How do I go through my pre-flight check? What do I need to do with the controls during take off? How do I land a plane? Etc. Everyone would think I am crazy for asking how to fly a plane on the internet. It should be no different when a very inexperienced rider needs assistance with their horse.

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