In Barrel Racing, a cowgirl and her horse run a clover leaf pattern around barrels as fast as they can without tipping over any barrels. If a barrel is tipped, a penalty is assessed and time is added to the clock. This is bad news in a spot where the winner’s margin might be a mere one hundredth of a second! Barrel Racing combines the horse’s athletic ability and the horsemanship skills of the rider. The horse must be fast, intelligent, athletic and well trained.