Anticipating barrels - The Horse Forum

 2Likes
  • 2 Post By SorrelHorse
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 08-06-2013, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Manhattan, KS
Posts: 25
• Horses: 3
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!
KenzieLynn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 08-06-2013, 03:22 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ashland, OR
Posts: 8,163
• Horses: 1
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?
beau159 and TxMarine like this.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
SorrelHorse is offline  
Reply

Tags
barrel horse , paint gelding , training

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anticipating. wpbr Horse Training 2 04-12-2012 05:30 PM
Stop anticipating a problem? MyLittleHunter Horse Riding 18 12-29-2011 07:54 PM
Anticipating the slide SorrelHorse Reining 12 06-26-2010 10:55 PM
Anticipating the Canter Jemma Horse Training 4 05-02-2010 01:23 AM
Anticipating what I want? Wallaby Horse Training 10 12-11-2009 01:29 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome