Barrel RacingBarrel racing is traditionally a women’s rodeo event in which a cowgirl rides a cloverleaf pattern around three barrels. The barrel can be touched by horse or rider, but not knocked over, so a great deal depends on the skill of the horse at making tight turns at speed. Strangely, there is still a dress code for this event, and if the required cowboy hat falls off during the race, the rider will be fined! At the Calgary Stampede in 2006 this competitor ran a clean race. Pure speed is required to win, there are no judges and no subjective aspects to the competition.PURCHASE PRINT FROM FINE ART AMERICAThis image is copyright and may not be used without specific authorization. Permission is explicitly denied for Pinterest.