Fine Tuning Barrel Horses, by champion barrel racer and barrel horse trainer Jessi Mead, is for every horse owner wishing to produce a top-level barrel horse. This detailed manual based on Mead's thirty years as a champion barrel racer and trainer outlines such training and fine-tuning techniques as determining the horse's training needs and meeting them; developing barrel turns, measuring barrel pockets, marking pocket points, teaching the horse collection and controlled speed. Every element of the barrel pattern is explained in clear diagrams using math, physics, and science. The chapters on rate and turn, detecting and correcting problems, and information on all phases of competition are essential. Her unique use of visual aids for horse and rider enhances the training and learning process, increasing the accuracy and consistency of barrel runs. The most thorough and informative manual available today, and a must for everyone involved in barrel racing.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.29(d)|
About the Author
Jessi Mead was born on the family ranch in Cedar Grove, New Mexico. At the age of eight, she began competing in junior rodeos, play days, and 4-H horse shows. At twelve, Mead broke and trained her first barrel horse. At fifteen, she bred her first mare and raised her first colt. With three decades of experience training more than 200 horses and producing champion after champion, Mead is one of the country's top professional barrel racers and trainers. She owns and runs, with her two daughters, the Red Butte Ranch in Wyoming, home of her registered quarter horse breeding program