Originally Posted by BarrelracingArabian
No you learn to balance take it slow and don't constantly run the pattern. In fact don't run it at all for awhile walk/jog till he/she has it down perfectly don't rush into speed that is how horses end up with no brains only wanting to run. Just keep things mixed up and get a good trainer. All of my trainers barrel horses double as amazing trail horses and 2 are even kids horses.
Thank youBarrelracingArabian , my Dad used to barrel race and I would love to do it. I am 46, do you think that I am to old for it?