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The Physics of Barrel Racing

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The physics of barrel racing
Newtons 1st law
Newtons 2nd law
Both horse and rider must apply an outside force to control their speed and stay in motion. The horse must apply enough force to reach speed from a stand still position. When the horse takes off to run at the start the rider is pushed back for a split second, then they will catch up with the horses force. In this case the horse is the outside force to the human.
Some moments in a horses stride they are suspended on one hoof. All of the force is concentrated on one hoof. The average horse is about 500 kg. The force exceeding 9000 newtons per hoof.

Newtons 3rd law
Sometimes a horse will just stop or change direction. The horse translates this force to the rider, which is still moving forward. The rider will soon fall. If your horse drops his/her shoulder, the force is transferred to the barrel, which knocks it over. The rider must be sitting deep in the saddle when turning a barrel, because the momentum of the horse is changing and it will throw the rider upwards. Inertia tries to keep the rider strait during a turn of the barrel, so the rider grabs the saddle horn to be able to turn with the horse and not fall.
Without friction, the horse will fall or slip. there really is friction between the ground and the horses hooves. There's also friction between the rider and the saddle. The rider must sit deep again in the saddle so the horse can turn tighter, without the rider bouncing around. The barrel saddle is actually made to where it increases friction between the rider and the horse. It does this because the saddle has a higher back and front then any other riding saddle there is. The higher the saddle, the more friction you get to actually stay in the saddle.
~sometimes the friction from the hoof to the ground makes it harder for the horse to run.~
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What is barrel Racing?
Barrel racing is a sport where a rider and horse must complete a cloverleaf pattern around three barrels, in the quickest time.
Newton's Three Laws of motion
1.) Newton's first law states, that an object in motion stays in motion and an object at rest stays at rest unless acted upon an outside force.
2.) Newton's second law states that foce is equeal to mass times acceleration .
3.)Newton's third law states, that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
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