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?