Growing up my sister barrel raced, and I have been around my wife barrel racing for years, after a few years off from showing/racing my wife got back at it this year.
I have always seen either horses run against each other, for elimination brackets, or fastest horses place type racing, is this 3D/4D stuff just a result of the "participation trophy generation"? In the last few months I have watched my wife run some decent times (high 14's low 15's) and we go home empty handed, and watch someone else run 20's and get paid.
To be honest it is a little discouraging.
I will say that we have been running in an effort to get my wife and her horse back in shape, and these weekend shows are much cheaper to play at.
So what gives......?