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Do you think barrel racing is abusive?

Answer- My personal opinion is no because I was a barrel racer and I know how they treat horses and I know some of them aren't the best.

Do you think barrel racing is abusive?

Answer- My personal opinion is no because I was a barrel racer and I know how they treat horses and I know some of them aren't the best.
And some horses do have spur marks. In general barrel racing isn't abusive. The rider can make it abusive
I barrel race and I don't do anything abusive. I know some people pull too hard on the bit, but it depends on the rider.
Barrel Racing itself isn't abusive but some people who do barrel race abuse their horses though most don't.
It really can go either way depending on the owner. Personally I can only answer to myself, because I know how I race. I don't think the way I race is abusive.