(Meant to be pronounced as barrels, just in a strange questioning tone)
At practice today, three barrels were laid out. During our games on horse back, the weave was always my favorite thing to do, and the three barrels were set out in a linear row of three.
My instruction said the exercise was called speed barrels, which are just like our weave, but with barrels, and in a row of three.
So, I said: challenge accepted.
Walked a couple times to pattern, got comfortable and trotted once before going for a canter. I was on Brown, and he isn't the fastest horse, but he can turn on a dime. Man! It was awesome. I usually have trouble keeping him in a canter as we turn, which was mostly due to my poor balance. Get to the barrel, and he didn't break! It was AWESOME.
Anywho... After we did a couple runs, he got quite a bit of praise and it got me to thinking:
Since I love speed events so much, and I really enjoy what I do, and the exhilaration... Why not do barrels?
So... How do I start? I don't intend on doing shows any time soon, and my lease does barrel racing... So... Yeah... Would I be any good?