Is there a specific type of horse for barrel racing?
Just about any type of horse can be trained to do barrel racing. Some horses are just naturally better at it then other horses. Usually you want a horse that is fast and can turn fast. Alot of people use QH and paints. I have Ridden a mustang and a paint in barrel racing and they both did very well.
Horses are used for many different things depending on where they are and what type they are. Some are used for jumping, barrel racing, horse racing, and polo. Larger Draft breeds are traditional used for pulling carts, plows, and carriages. Some are kept as pets, and others can also compete in reigning, dressage, ad endurance races.
I get my videos from www.pro-stallions.com It's a good website and I use it all the time and I have alot of videos on youtube. try ie. It's a good website For horse racing video clips, you could try BBC motion gallery - Type that in google, when your at the site, in the search box type "Horse racing", sometimes you might have to specify what type of horse racing [Steeplechase, flat ect.]. The clips…
There are different kinds of racing. The most common is Thoroughbred racing, which of course is what Thoroughbreds are bred for. There are trotters and the breed of horse is the Standardbred. Steeplechasing needs no specific breed but is usually Thoroughbred or Thoroughbred cross. Then different breeds have their own racing, AQHA, APHA,ApHA, Arabian.