Bikini barrel racing is an adaptation of the popular rodeo event barrel racing. However, in this form on the event all the riding is done by women - in bikinis. The sport is now becoming increasingly popular with crowds at rodeos around the country.
Barrel racing was originally started by women in Texas who wanted to take part in rodeos. The main competitors in barrel racing are women but men and children do also take part. The basic idea is to race a horse around three large metal oil barrels set out in a clover leaf shape in the fastest time possible. This requires tremendous agility and speed as the horses take very sharp corners at steep angles.
Performing the event in bikinis developed gradually over a number of years. Given the incredibly warm weather in the areas where rodeos were happening, women competitors often stripped down to their bikini tops while they waited for their event or watched other activities. As several women started racing in their bikini tops the idea grew in popularity. Eventually, racing in a full bikini developed into an event in itself. Bikini barrel races are now sponsored at many large rodeo events.
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|A woman in a white bikini rides a Palomino horse|
|Taking a corner in a bikini top|
|Bikini barrel racing woman holds on tight|
|Dirt is kicked up as a bikini barrel racer goes round a corner|
|A woman kicks on her horse as she heads for the finish|
Bikini barrel racing differs from nude and naked horse riding. Barrel racing is a sport where different women compete against each other. However, nude horse riding is done entirely for pleasure by men and women who would like to heighten the sensations of riding and being unclothed in nature.
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