10-13-2009 barrel racing

Barrel racing is a timed rodeo event, where the fastest time is what matters most. Cowgirls compete in the arena against each other and the clock. For the barrel racing event, the arena is cleared and three barrels are set up at different marked locations. The riders then enter the arena at full speed, quickly rounding each barrel in a cloverleaf pattern and then exiting where they entered. A stopwatch or timer is used registering down to a hundredth of a second.
Speed is what this event is all about.. The riders guide their horses as close as they can to the barrels trying to shave precious seconds off the clock. For each barrel they knock over (which happens sometimes) a 5 second penalty is assessed to their total time. Leaving the barrels standing and ripping through the course is every barrel racers goal.

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~ by myVelleity on October 13, 2009.

6 Responses to “10-13-2009 barrel racing”

  1. wow.. that is fantastic set of action shots . I love second one with a girl . Just great !

  2. A fine action series with lots of color and drama. I especially like the last picture with the “frozen” bits of dirt flying around. Nice work.

  3. Great shots! I like the last one. Excellent action with a lot of motion.
    You can feel the speed. Really well done!

  4. cool set. I really like the third one.

  5. nice action shots, especially the middle one

  6. Great actions shots, Scott.

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