Now, before I get every barrel racer telling me that "this doesn't always happen!" I'm going to say I've competed with a lot of barrel racers and have competed non pro because I don't have the heart.
I have won.locally many times because I could walk my horse in and fly into a gallop. No rearing, no going sideways, no acting like an (to be honest) an untrained idiot. So long as they can run and maybe doing flying a lead change, let's just run!
Whatever happened to displine? Especially with trainers and riders? Oui....
Why is it so hard to teach our horses to stop amd run?
YouTube - Barrel Racing Accidents
FYI - couldnt have picked a better song for background music?! Gotta love Drowning Pool!