Normally I don't train my own pole horses. The reason being I was focusing strictly on barrels for a little while, and the horse I ran poles on had been doing it his whole life.
But now I will be needed to start my mare on poles. She is a finished barrel horse. My question is, how hard will it be to get her going on poles? I've trotted her through and played some, she's a very willing learner, and catches on fast. Some of the easer gymkhana events she caught on really well (Keyhole and figure eight, but those don't require much 'patterning' per say.)
Thanks in advance!