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Updated: 08/10/2017 08:30:02AM

Barrel racers tear up Turner Center

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PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA MCDANIEL

This rider gets a sprinting start from outside the Turner Center during last weekend's barrel racing.

PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA MCDANIEL

Although this rider knocked down a barrel that cost her a time penalty, she and horse finish off strong during the last sprint home.

PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA MCDANIEL

Not only is speed critical to a successful barrel ride, but amazing control from both the rider and horse.

PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA MCDANIEL

Imagine going from a full sprint and then stopping mid-stride to change your direction. The riders and horses made a very difficult task look easy.

PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA MCDANIEL

The rider and horse have to work in synch for a high score at the end of their run.

PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA MCDANIEL

This photo showcases the amazing speed the horses can gain in only a few strides.

PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA MCDANIEL

This rider and her horse make a clean, tight turn around a barrel during their ride.

PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA MCDANIEL

With a little encouragement from its rider, this horse uses all its strength to kick off toward the final stretch of the run.

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