So I got into a little bit of an argument with a girl who is in the same group lesson as me as far as riding to your axis points. I learned this from a Charmayne James clinic, to ride 3-4 feet away and have four axis points around the barrel.
Well, this girl is telling me that that couldn't POSSIBLY make a fast barrel run. Even though that's the way the girls at the NFR ride, and I've won plenty of money on my horses that way.
So I guess my question is, where do you guys ride? How far off, and where do you set your axis points? I know several girls who just try to make it as tight as they can without really thinking about it, but I've had success with riding at least 3 feet off.