What's your best barrel time? - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Western Riding > Barrel Racing

What's your best barrel time?

This is a discussion on What's your best barrel time? within the Barrel Racing forums, part of the Western Riding category
  • Fast time on standard pattern?
  • Barrel racing arena dimensions

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-08-2011, 09:54 PM
  #11
Weanling
I couldnt remember specific numbers if I tried.
I can only remember divisions... so middle of 1D was my fastest time.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    03-08-2011, 10:39 PM
  #12
Banned
What people who are novices to barrel racing need to realize is that you can't compare times from arena to arena, from day to day when the barrels are set differently, or when the ground condition is different, and so on. I've run a 13.7 and not placed, and then gone and won a big jackpot with a 16.6. Two different days, two different pens, but mostly the same horses and people. The first run was OK, the second run was great.
     
    03-08-2011, 10:52 PM
  #13
Weanling
My fastest time? A 13.8 last Saturday in a little rodeo pen, 13.1 won it. Can't really say considering I run in different arenas all year. Generally my horses aren't more than a second of the fastest time. Either in the 1D or the 2D
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    03-10-2011, 07:49 AM
  #14
Weanling
It depends on arena sizes, every arena is different. But I've ran 14s all the way up to 18s
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    03-10-2011, 04:49 PM
  #15
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by bubba13    
What people who are novices to barrel racing need to realize is that you can't compare times from arena to arena, from day to day when the barrels are set differently, or when the ground condition is different, and so on. I've run a 13.7 and not placed, and then gone and won a big jackpot with a 16.6. Two different days, two different pens, but mostly the same horses and people. The first run was OK, the second run was great.
This is also what I was going to say.

Also, this issue has already been discussed at length in this post: Your Fastest Time!

I understand the idea behind the original post and that it is with good intentions, but ideally you cannot compare one barrel run with another unless both runs were ran on the standard barrel racing pattern recognized by the WPRA. This is that pattern:




There is 90 feet between barrel 1 and barrel 2.
105 feet from barrel 1 or 2 to barrel 3
60 feet from barrel 1 or 2 to the start line
20 feet from the wall for any barrel

Only when two people run this exact same size pattern can you even try to compare two runs. And even then, weather and ground conditions can influence times too.

Also, this really is a large pattern and very few arenas are large enough to hold it. So the majority of arenas will have a pattern that is smaller than this, and thus have lower times.

Currently, the world record on a standard barrel racing pattern is a 16.643 made by Nicole Aichele and Biankus French Girl at the 2010 BRN4D Championship Round.

With that said, my horse's personal best was a 17.761 on the standard pattern, with which we won the 1D. I remember the time down to the thousand of a second because I was just blown away with his time. He's never run so hard before and I was so proud of him!

So it's great to say "oh my best was a 14.3" .... or "well my friend ran a 16.7 and won the rodeo" .... or whatever ....

But in reality, it doesn't mean anything because you can't compare the runs because they were not done on the same size pattern. Instead, you should base the level of your run based on how you placed at the event you ran at; not by the time.
     
    03-10-2011, 05:47 PM
  #16
Green Broke
I know that it's different all the time, but still. If you wanna say how far apart the barrels are you can! :)
     
    03-10-2011, 06:49 PM
  #17
Foal
Our indoor pen here that we typically run at has fast record times of 15.2-15.6's pretty consistantly. My mare was running in and around 16.1-16.5 very nicely. The outdoor pens are typically standard patterns and fast times range from 17.7-18.2 my mare typically brought home a 18.6-19.0 just depending on the day. She wasn't the most consistent horse in outdoor pens. But didn't do too badly :)
     
    07-28-2011, 01:18 AM
  #18
Foal
I've never competed, but I barrel race for fun, and my best time was 18.18, on a quick-stepping little brumby mare around a course 100 x 100 ft. For her first ever run it was pretty good!
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spring time= bath time yay! Gizmo Horse Grooming 36 03-06-2011 10:02 AM
Time of seeding, or time of planting seedling? twogeldings General Off Topic Discussion 0 09-06-2010 04:10 PM
Brrrrr...it's that time of year. Time to bring out the scarves, hats, and gloves! Seattle Tack and Equipment Classifieds 3 11-24-2009 04:47 PM
**BARREL RACERS** 09 XL Barrel Futurity Tour & Stallion Service Auction suncolorsranch Horse Breeding 0 12-04-2008 02:11 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0