An event for youth and amateur exhibitors only, the stake race is a timed competition consisting of markers set on either side of a center line. Contestants are given a running start to complete a figure-eight pattern. They must cross the center line between upright markers, head to either the right or left of the first pole, make a 180 degree turn, head to the second pole, turn around it in the opposite direction and then to the center line to stop the clock.
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These horse-training exercises help calm hot speed-event horses.
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Learn more about the different types of martingales and draw reins, how they’re used and the AQHA rules governing them.
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What are the top barrel horse bloodlines? We examine the previous year's leading barrel racing sires.