I know what barrel racing is, and it looks like a lot of fun. I'm English and male and have only ever ridden English style in the traditional events. But this barrel racing does look fun and more accessible than most other rodeo events.
But what's the deal? Is it women and girls only? I'm not planning on trying it, not unless I get a new horse lol. And I don't think there are even any events in the uk. Just curious!
Actually theres alot of men who barrel race. Most of the top futurity riders are men who barrel race for a living. NBHA and IBRA are both big associations where men and women both compete at small shows and very big shows. Rodeos are really where its only a womans sport. Posted via Mobile Device
In the PRCA Barrel Racing is an all-womens sport....But, there are no rules for local shows, NBHA, IBRA, jackpots, etc. In fact there are a lot of guys at our local associations that run. Gymkhanas have a lot of guys running.
This forum has kind of opened my eyes to an alternative method of riding to be honest. I won't lie, but what you guys call english will always be my go to. But it's like learning another discipline, this western riding shenanigans lol. I've got such a desire to try it out now, and see how it works (if it works ;))
That's a good thing! Western will always be my "go to" but I've ridden english a few times and I don't mind it..It's nice to learn something new.. Come to the dark side.. We have bright colors and cookies!