Initiating Contact Before the Backside of the Turn

NFR qualifier Ivy Saebens shares her key for snappy turns.
barrel racing tips coach and NFR qualifier Ivy Saebens demonstrates how she makes contact with the the bit before the backside of the turn. In this barrel racing tips video, Saebens also explains why this habit has been a key to her success riding a wide variety of horses.

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About Ivy Saebens

In her series on, Saebens combines her expertise and horsemanship skills! She gives members tips as well as insights that they can use in their own training. She covers a wide range of topics from rodeo mentality to bits, saddle fit, drills and much more.

“The series of videos we shot with Ivy Saebens will give people a unique look behind the scenes at Ivy’s day to day commitment to horsemanship and what that looks like,” said Bonnie Wheatley, content director for Barrel Racing Magazine and “Ivy works hard to establish a winning bond with her barrel horses and I think her advice will help others gain the necessary skills they need to do the same. It was a real treat to spend the day watching her work and I think people will benefit greatly from Ivy’s willingness to share her knowledge.”

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