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The App That Every Barrel Racer's Been Waiting For
 By FloridaCowgirl   •   20th Aug 2011   •   21,470 views   •   13 comments
Barrel Racing AppAnybody that's ever barrel raced knows how tough it is to keep track of everybody's times. As a result, many of you stay out late just waiting to see whether or not you're picking up a check or going home broke. Now you don't have to because Appiction has finally developed an app called Barrel Horse Racing. Unfortunately, it's only available for iPhone so us Droid users are going to have to wait a bit longer.

How's it Work?
The app lets you enter competitors' names and times and even breaks the times down into 1D-4D times so that as soon as the last racer has finished, you'll know immediately who won throughout each division. Barrel Horse Racing uses NBHA-approved time splits by default so that you know the break-down is accurate. Should you be competing in a show that uses something other than NBHA formats, you can manually adjust the time splits for accuracy.

The app also lets you store your events and email your times to yourself so that you can keep track of your times at different events and in different arenas. This is great for tracking improvement of to use if you're trying to sell your horse. Plus, it's always nice to have all of your run-times in one location and easily accessible.

Review
The app ran smoothly and is extremely user-friendly. You can swap back and forth between the current event and your other events and it's good that it's already formatted to NBHA time splits but allows you the option to change the splits when you need to. There's also 5D-8D race formats available in case you're at a huge show that actually pays down that far.

There are a couple of downsides to this app though. First, it's not available for Droids (yet, hopefully!) and finally, sometimes it's hard to keep track of everybody while you're actually competing. Plus, not everybody carries their iPhone with them while they're competing. This might be a better app for somebody (aka Mom/spouse/brother/sister) who's there but not competing. Other than that, 5 stars all the way!

Appiction website: http://www.appiction.com/apps/barrel-horse-racing

iTunes Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/barrel-horse-racing/id442010265?mt=8
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Stay Untamed  
good article! I'm not a barrel racer,but it sounds like a good app!
  Aug 20, 2011  •  20,583 views
 
Moose  
Good article! Well written
  Aug 20, 2011  •  20,567 views
 
All That Jazz  
Cool article! Too bad I don't have an iPod. xD
  Aug 21, 2011  •  20,559 views
 
lovehorse  
Sounds like a brilliant app!
If i barrell raced i would defenatly get it!
  Aug 21, 2011  •  20,552 views
 
King of Wings  
well written article. im not a barrel racer but the app sounds amazing!
  Aug 21, 2011  •  20,601 views
 
Prarie Rose  
This is really cool! :)
  Aug 21, 2011  •  20,594 views
 
Simplicity  
Looks a good app but I don't barrel race.
  Aug 22, 2011  •  20,554 views
 
Aslans Roar  
cool article!
  Aug 22, 2011  •  20,558 views
 
JumperEventer1st  
sounds like a nice app!
  Aug 23, 2011  •  20,569 views
 
BarrelRacersLove  
I am so getting this app!(:
  Aug 25, 2011  •  20,554 views
 
Oakie4Clydesdales  
cool article! :D sounds like a good app :D
  Aug 31, 2011  •  20,592 views
 
FloridaCowgirl  
Thanks everybody! Glad you liked it. I'll try to keep them coming and if you have something that you'd like for me to review, just let me know.
  Sep 3, 2011  •  20,874 views
 
BarrelRacer1300  
i need this
  Sep 4, 2011  •  20,560 views
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