... you have to realize when you state something as the "standard" in barrel racing, folks are going to think of THE standard that is known through the barrel racing world.
Took the words right out of my mouth.
Barrelracer86: Im not running rodeos. In my area a standard pattern is a a low 15 second pattern. My barns arena is the same as my NBHA state show pattern. Where a 14.4 won last year. It's a medium sized pattern where alot of men and women have fast horses. Remember some associations don't have a set pattern.
You can't call something a "standard pattern" if it is not THE standard WPRA pattern that we all are aware of in the barrel racing world. As buckoff said, when you say "standard pattern" it is unanimously associated by any knowledgeable barrel racer with the WPRA pattern. It's just universal barrel terminology.
In your response, it would have been more correct to say something like "in my area the usual or average
patter is a low 15 second pattern" rather than using the word "standard". (For the exact reason that we all keep harping on.) And we are certainly not
saying that you or the people in your area do not have fast times. I am sure it is very tough competition like anywhere else ... but it is not run on the standard pattern.
If not for us, at least try to use the correct terminology out of respect for those who HAVE accomplished great things on the WPRA-designated standard pattern such as Nicole Aichele.
And what a video! It gave me the goosebumps! I can only hope to ride a fast horse like that someday. Thanks for posting that Buckoff.
And I just want to add kudos to Nicole for wearing a helmet!