I have a 2 1/2 yr old QH filly that I am planning to start on barrels when she gets closer or after 5 years. But... I am having a hard time deciding if she has the attitude/athletic ability to do it. I picked her up in April and she came from a harsh back ground and was scared to death when I got her. Now that she has warmed up to me she is just a sweetheart and loves the attention.
She is very calm and relaxed which I know is also a good trait but when asking her to round pen she just doesnt really get up and go. Could it be her back ground and she just isn't letting her personality come all the way out yet? Just having a hard time deciding I haven't had a horse that came from this type of back ground yet... Please any and all opinions will help! Thanks!
Oh ya and she is not broke yet so I can't tell her attitude under saddle, waiting tell spring when she turns 3.