|Few equestrian sports are more exciting than
racing, in which horse and rider carve a lightning-fast cloverleaf
pattern around three barrels, then gallop down to the finish line. Time
is measured in hundredths of seconds, and winners receive substantial
prize money and the admiration and respect of fellow competitors and
As thrilling as barrel racing is to watch, doing it is even more fun,
as thousands of people are discovering every year. To help
them—and you—get started, champion racer and
internationally respected instructor and clinician Marlene McRae shares
her program that has taken hundreds of her students to success in the
arena as well as to becoming educated horsemen and horsewomen.
Barrel Racing 101
A Complete Program
Horse and Rider
by Marlene McRae
The Lyons Press, 2006.