Whenever I try to get Maggie around the barrels, she tries to *JUMP* them. By jump, I mean she kind of bends her knees and rears into the barrel (in a position as though she were jumping). She doesn't rear high or scared or anything. She does this to every barrel. Maggie does not try to get over the barrel, just knock it over and move on to the next one.
It doesn't matter, walk, trot, whatever. I am working on walking her around the barrel without her doing this. Should this be enough, or will there be farther training needed?
I really don't want to end her career as a barrel horse, she truly seems to love it and I feel more power in the hind quarters that is not there when I ride her on the trail or in the arena. She does not like being ridden unless we work in barrels. (and she is okay to do cattle work, which she does mostly everyday)
So even though I think she should stay competing, what would you do? Train her or stop doing barrels altogether?