If YOU are a dedicated barrel racer looking for a competitive edge, then you’re probably already doing a lot of things right.
Perhaps you’ve gotten close to achieving your goals, but you’re ready to take things to the next level?
MAYBE you even know your horse has a lot more talent than what’s being expressed on the pattern – if you could just tap into it?
I understand how frustrating it can be to work really hard, only to have a fraction of a second repeatedly keep you from achieving success in competition.
But like you, despite all the ups and downs I haven’t given up – I kept searching for answers and eventually discovered the secrets to developing confident, educated, winning barrel horses.
In 2011, it became so clear to me that there was a bigger purpose behind my lifelong passion for horsemanship and barrel racing – which was to share it with others.
While it’s true people have said that I’m a “natural” with horses, I can’t say I agree.
There’s a reason why such a small percentage of entries end up at the very top, and WHY the same names are repeated there so often…
This minority of barrel racers SEEM to have a “gift.” It’s like an intuitive sense of what do to when training and riding, and when to do it.
It can be difficult for naturally talented horsemen to describe to others how to achieve what they do, because they’ve never walked in the “average rider’s boots!”
This is just one reason the secrets to barrel racing success have been very well kept.
I know that what may appear to be natural ability, is really only learned skill developed by overcoming obstacles combined with an intense, and unrelenting desire to be THE BEST.
There’s something special that happens when the odds are stacked against you… when nothing comes easy.
It requires you to dig deep and learn how to turn the impossible into possible.
My experiences have prepared me to help YOU gain clarity, solve problems, and unleash your hidden potential (AND your horse’s).
So let’s get started, shall we?
“Finally, finally there is a top-notch guide for BOTH horse & rider! Any equestrian knows that we don’t just “sit there,” but the coordination to work with our 1,200 lb. teammate make us true athletes. This book is well laid out and easy to use. HIGHLY recommend to any barrel racer wanting to up their game and get the best from yourself and your horse.” – Marsha H.
“I’ve been having trouble with my mare at increased speed… When I got to the section talking about dropping your stirrups, I thought ‘hmmm…maybe I should try that!’ Your book has helped me and my mare so much! …our turns are even more ‘snappy.’ Thank you for offering your time to all of us who dream of making that perfect run!!” – Lisa P.
First, a disclaimer…
“Exercises” are not are NOT the be-all, end-all answer to training winning barrel horses.
Within each exercise featured in “The First 51,” I’ve actually shared several, plus many suggestions for variations. Most important is that I’ve included the ‘HOW & WHY’ with each exercise – which is really the key to receiving the greatest benefit.
No matter which ones you implement, if they aren’t performed properly and with quality, at the right time, in the right place, and for the right reason – they’re useless.
This book helps you ANY exercise correctly to get real, lasting results.
Because The First 51 Barrel Racing Exercises focuses on the foundational elements and steps that are so commonly overlooked, it’s a book that is appropriate for barrel racers of all levels.
You may already understand that advanced horses who perform well consistently can only be developed with excellent basics… not “good basics,” not “great,” but EXCELLENT.
The problem is, many of us were never taught specifically what excellence FEELS LIKE, or HOW to create it.
That’s where The First 51 Barrel Racing Exercises to Develop a Champion comes in…
“Your book gives the real information that we are all looking for. It is easy to understand and it is those little secrets that the professionals do not tell. I never realized what “get more with less” really meant until you explained it clearly. You are really helping horses with people problems more than you can imagine.” – Pat B.
“…these exercises will help my horse become more responsive and flexible. I also appreciate the chapters on exercises for the rider as these will also help with my core strength which will improve my riding overall. Thanks for being so thorough and breaking it all down for us! Love the patterns and pictures which give good illustrations.” – Susan D.
Second, you should know that The First 51 Barrel Racing Exercises is different than anything else, and much like Volume I in the BarrelRacingTips.com series, this book is NOT for everyone.
It’s not the kind of reading material you breeze through for entertainment purposes like the latest issue of Glamour magazine.
Although you’re sure to pick up tips and ideas for subtle adjustments that will transform your rides and runs quickly, if you’re looking for tricks, band-aids, or short cuts, then this is not the resource for you.
This book will require you to think… and take action.
It will challenge you, and it will change you.
If you’re a conscious barrel racer, who is willing to take responsibility for your growth AND for your horse’s development – if you’re truly ready to create high-level success on purpose, then you’re on the right track.
The First 51 Barrel Racing Exercises will help you…
With a heightened level of awareness, you may even find yourself no longer seeking out “exercises” because you’ll just know what your horse needs each time you saddle up for a training session due to your new found ability to “feel them out.”
You’ll have the foundational understandings to read each horse, meet their changing needs, prepare them adequately, and truly put the odds for success in your favor.
That’s what I want for you, and that’s what this book can give you.
Now, I DO understand how busy you are… how busy we ALL are.
I know exactly how challenging it can be to find time for learning, let alone actually applying what is learned!
Not long ago a friend told me she “wished she had time to do everything I do with horses.”
Here’s the thing – I don’t have any more time than anyone else. I just choose to focus mine on what is most important to me.
Barrel racing isn’t just my dream, I’ve made it my life.
For anyone without time to focus on expanding their knowledge and refining their skills, I can only ask – “Do you have time to keep entering and coming home disappointed and empty handed?”
You don’t “find time” – you CREATE it!
Ultimately, it’s a choice we make.
I can assure you, in comparison to shallowly skimming over the surface, that the path I recommend taking (although very in-depth at times) IS actually the fast-track to barrel racing success!
The simple truth is that problems on the barrels can all be traced back to shakey fundamentals.
When YOUR own foundations are firm, and your horse’s are truly firm; when you and your horses are mentally, physically and emotionally rock solid – there’s nothing you can’t do together.
When you take the time it takes, and it takes so much less time… on ALL levels.
One of my favorite quotes is by Richard Bach…
I’ve written The First 51 Barrel Racing Exercises to support you, encourage you, guide you, AND help you strengthen that power!
So are YOU interested in not only becoming a top barrel racer, but a horseman as well?
If you’re ready to find an edge, reveal you AND your horse’s hidden potential and unleash it on the barrel pattern; if you’re ready to STOP dreaming about barrel racing success and start LIVING IT, then saddle up and join me!
When you jump on board, you’ll also receive a special FREE gift as my thanks – an MP3/4 audio version of the entire book (read by yours truly), so you can be burning ALL the powerful insights into your mind as you travel down rodeo road.
How’s that for saving time!?
Just follow the THREE SIMPLE STEPS below to order The First 51 Barrel Racing Exercises to Develop a Champion and you’ll receive your FREE AUDIO version instantly via email.
STEP ONE: Click one of these two options to purchase The First 51 Barrel Racing Exercises.
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STEP THREE: Check your email for a message containing a special link + instructions to download your FREE Audio files, then ENJOY!
Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions and thanks again for joining me!
I appreciate and admire your commitment to being THE BEST.
I’ll see YOU down rodeo road!
With Gratitude and Excitement for Your Barrel Racing Future,
Professional Barrel Racer, Best-Selling Author, and creator of BarrelRacingTips.com
This Heather Smith barrel racing book includes Heather Smith’s barrel racing tips, exercises for barrel racing, barrel racing exercises for the rider, barrel racing drills for horses, barrel racing exercises for beginners and advanced riders, barrel racing drills for young horses and aged, and conditioning exercises for barrel racing horses.