Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Mayville Michigan
i have to be honest here, i have also practiced in the grass only about once or twice, but i had no place else to practice at or else i wouldnt have done it. i didnt full out run, i only trotted around them and was very light on the turns to make sure my horse didnt slip, i agree that its risky in the dirt but its safer, and if you think about it, its not as hard on your horses feet, the grass in most cases is harder than the sand and when turning the barrel, in dirt, you can see how the dirt moves away when the horses hoof hits the ground and its not as hard as an impact as it would be in the grass. thats just my opinion, maybe im wrong, but just putting that out there for some of u to think about... :/
It may not be easy getting there, but once your there you relise it was worth it.