Anticipating barrels

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Anticipating barrels

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    08-06-2013, 01:26 PM
Anticipating barrels

I have a 12 year old paint gelding I've had since he was 5. We were both beginning barrel racers then, so as we both learned new things, I also inadvertently taught him some bad habits. He tends to favor his left lead, and as such dives into his second and third turns. I've done tons of slow work, pushing him past it, wider pockets, not even turning the barrel, etc. The problem is that he doesn't anticipate them in slow work, only when running. I'm not sure how to fix this issue. Any thoughts are appreciated!
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    08-06-2013, 03:22 PM
If he only has the issue running, then run him past it and go straight to the fence a couple times.

I mean, obviously, not every time. But some of the time go right on by in a straight line.

Can we see a video? Are you leaning in at all?
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