Barrel racing dates back to the early when the sport began as a women’s event. Barrel racing is a rodeo event where competitors on horse back attempt to record the best time in a race around three barrels set in a clover leaf design.
Good list of bits and explanations to what they're used for in training. Always check straps for length and evenness and your buckles every single time. takes 60 seconds could save your horse or yourself.
Mirror Barrel Pattern: Useful for learning/teaching one rein riding and carrot stick riding . and as a barrel race, even lead changes, stop at the start point, drop the rein and fold your arms for 10 seconds without your horse moving.