Double M Rodeo - Barrel Racers Behind the Chutes

I've shot a lot of barrel racers going around the cans in my lifetime so I've been trying to change it up and find something new about these ladies of the rodeo. I've been working on this on and off this summer between catching portraits. Here are a few photos of the barrel racers massively accelerating into the ring and massively decelerating coming back out.

It's dark as all get out back there so focusing is a real problem along with actually seeing. The other trick is not to get yourself run over! these horses are incredibly powerful and weigh a ton. You do not want to be struck by a barrel horse.