Originally Posted by chesterh
Oh, and apparently standing tie downs are like a requirment to have at barrel races. I was working at a small rodeo here this weekend and EVERY SINGLE barrel racer (10-12) had a tie down. Just a thought.
I honestly believe they just don't know any better. When I was little and would go to a barrel race...EVERY rider wore a tiedown. Some of which were adjusted so loosely that they were just decoration and some of which were so tight the poor horse became clostrophobic. Education is everything when it comes to horses and equipment. Most of those kids simply don't have that knowledgable person to look up to.