I have been helping with gate for the riders for a while. I enjoy that too, but I am trying to decide.
Should I continue working the gates, and practice racing at home??
Should I race in next weeks race?? It's just for fun, but I am trying to decide.
I don't have any experience, and our boarder has barrels she can let us use. I have walked both my horses through the course, and I think the thing I would need to work on is getting around the barrels. They go straight pretty well and I can lope on both horses. Golley throws his head whenever I get him to a lope, but he still does it for me, it just throws me off a little bit.
Brisco throws his head and dances around a lot. Brisco is doing it to be scary and because he doesn't want to do it. Golley does it for the same reason.
I am thinking I will just handle the gates this first time, but maybe the second time I'll try a few courses. Probably just for time runs, because it has been a while since either of my horses are with any new horses. And because I am still working on keeping my lope up for more than a minute. On Brisco I would need to work on keeping his lope for more than two seconds.
But I am still not sure. What do you guys think??