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Day 271 20180928

Thanks to a chat with some new friends and a bit of good fotune I got to do something new for the first time, and what will be the last time.  Every now and again the ranch would allow people to do a barrel racing lesson although they are stopping that option (hence it being the last time).  This isn’t at any significant speed for most of the lesson as it is spent walking or trotting around the barrels.  As with most things it’s a lot more complicated than it looks as it combines, changes in balance, direction, looking ahead in advance and reigning hands all while ensuring the horse is going in the direction you want, which isn’t actually towards the barrel, but just off of it so you can kick on at the exit point.  Thankfully we had an excellent teacher and everyone came in completing the pattern at a time of around 30 seconds (much longer than she would take though!)

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