Fine Tuning Barrel Horses is for every horse owner wishing to produce a top-level barrel horse. In this all inclusive manual author, champion barrel racer and barrel horse trainer Jessi Mead shares the same training and fine-tuning techniques that she has employed with champion-level success for thirty years. The author’s use of math, physics, and science to explain the precise fundamentals of barrel racing, while providing detailed diagrams showing every step of the training process, makes it easy for anyone to understand and follow. The extensive sections on how to measure the barrel pockets and mark the pocket points and teach proper rate and turn are essential. Her unique use of visual aids for horse and rider enhances the training and learning process, decreases the training time and increases the accuracy and consistency of barrel runs. This is the most thorough and informative barrel horse training manual available today, and a must for everyone involved in barrel racing.
Starting Barrel Horses
In Starting Barrel Horses Jessi reveals her unique six week fast-track training regimen for teaching horses the barrel pattern and helping them reach champion-level success. Her method of introducing only one aspect of the barrel pattern at a time allows the horse to master each component individually before stringing them together in a complete barrel run. This process dramatically decreases training time while significantly increasing the accuracy and consistency of every run. Jessi also shares essential knowledge from over three decades of experience training champion barrel horses including:
what confirmation and bloodlines to look for to set yourself up for success
how to select and fit the right barrel racing bit, saddle, and tack to meet both the rider and horse’s individual needs
a wide variety of easy to follow drills and instructions—along with detailed diagrams—walking you through the daily training regimen from start-to-finish
and much, much more
This program for starting barrel horses is thorough and informative, but also easy to understand and implement regardless of your current experience. It is a must-read for every horse owner wishing to produce top-level talent.