THIS is how you ride a barrel horse, in a two point, seat down, weight foreword, kissing or clucking and squeezing with your legs. This girl has the right eq like the pros
Still has the 50000 bits of gear on
She has a tie down, a bit with a noseband and a headstall. This is the western equilvent of the figure-8 bridle and a tie down with the breast collar. Just because it’s western doesn’t mean it’s abusive. It’s just the same as English. Yeah we do things different, but western gets all the hate because bitches(not all of you I know that, there are bitches in English, bitches in western, bitches in saddleseat, bitches everywhere, but lots of people are great) don’t take the time to educate themselves and judge immediately. So now when I see someone rolkur I’m gonna say that “omg she still is rolkuring how terrible”
Please don’t hate on other disciplines because you don’t know, don’t ride, or are predigest against it
I tend to not like combos and thin tie-downs just because I’ve seen them abused too much. But I do agree with you 100% on not attacking someone for using tack they don’t understand. In the right set up, the track used in the picture can help to have a better, smoother run. This lady looks like she knows how to use it.
It’s kind of annoying, with the amount of English riders are on here, that western can get a massive hate storm before an western educated person can stop it. The most important thing to realise is we don’t use much contact on western. we don’t ask the horse to always be on the bit. Especially in barrel racing and especially with a combo in.
2014 was one of those years that started out like “THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT!!!” and its halfway through and we have a war going on, a deadly disease has been spread, countless shootings have happened, racism is alive, more people have been leaving living things inside of hot cars, and robin williams is fucking dead