I use CA methods, specifically the lateral flexing thing he's got going on. (like flexing the neck from side to side).
Putts is really soft and sensitive to ride. He's not a great barrel pony, but we like it and he gets around the pattern.
When I'm barrel racing and we try to add speed, I'll turn his head around the barrel and cue him with my inside leg like I was told, but he'll turn his head and keep going straight for a while until his body catches up with his nose/neck and he turns around the barrel, making it a really wide barrel!!
He doesn't do it when we go slow (like at a walk or a slow trot), just when we canter it.
What are some things I should be doing to help this?