Barrel racing is one of the few rodeo events in which animals and humans work cooperatively to defeat a common foe--in this case, the clock. Although this particular event is so simple and is over quickly, it remains one of the most popular events of the sport and is one of the few dominated by female riders. The thrilling book opens by tracing the origins of barrel racing, describing the moment-by-moment breakdown of the event, and profiling various riders, including a barrel racing champion.
The Racing Life
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