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Rodeo: Women's Barrel Racing (2011-13)

In barrel racing the riders must complete a timed circuit around three barrels laid out in a triangular pattern in the arena. If a barrel is knocked over as it is rounded by the horse, the rider is disqualified. Most of the rides are completed in between 16 and 25 seconds, with the best riders under 18 seconds. Some riders compete more than once, riding different horses.

Barrel racing in southern New Mexico from 2010 can be viewed at: http://www.pbase.com/tconelly/rodeo
Collegiate rodeo at New Mexico State University at (includes bronco and bull riding): http://www.pbase.com/tconelly/rodeo_nmsu_2013
Not yet a competitor
Ghost horse
Barrel setters set up the barrel when it is knocked down by a horse or when the arena is dragged by the tractor
Hanging out, chatting, and watching the riders Cooling down after the ride Four shot sequence: 1 of 4 -- approaching barrel Four shot sequence: 2 of 4 -- stumble
Four shot sequence: 3 of 4 -- recovery but hits barrel Four shot sequence: 4 of 4 -- barrel falls, disqualified Opening ceremony: patriotism and prayer Turquoise Circuit Queen carries the flag around the arena during national anthem
Waiting their turn
There seem to be as many dogs as horses at the rodeo