Barrel racer info This saddle has taken the barrel racing circuit by storm! We see how freely the horse can move and turn, and the rider sits so much tighter to the horse when turning and jumping out from the barrels. The barrel racers we have spoken to say their horses are running stronger, turning their barrels faster and much smoother. The barrel racer rigging, similar to the trail rider rigging, is set a bit forward. The Saddlery also offers Alison Ray rigging, which can put the rigging even further forward for your barrel racing success ( 100 custom fee). And there are so many beautiful and new designs to choose from!