Barrel racers tear up Turner Center
PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA MCDANIELThis rider gets a sprinting start from outside the Turner Center during last weekend's barrel racing.
PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA MCDANIELAlthough 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 MCDANIELNot only is speed critical to a successful barrel ride, but amazing control from both the rider and horse.
PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA MCDANIELImagine 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 MCDANIELThe rider and horse have to work in synch for a high score at the end of their run.
PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA MCDANIELThis photo showcases the amazing speed the horses can gain in only a few strides.
PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA MCDANIELThis rider and her horse make a clean, tight turn around a barrel during their ride.
PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA MCDANIELWith a little encouragement from its rider, this horse uses all its strength to kick off toward the final stretch of the run.