I was thinking of doing a daily conditioning schedule of flat work with my quarter horse. This is his first year doing barrels and he's improving slowly. I have yet to throw an english saddle on him, but I have a close contact saddle and I'd really like to see how he does in it. I would like to do alot of this conditioning in it so it can keep him in shape as well as me.
I heard through the grapevine that sometimes barrel horses also make good hunter or dressage horses. Is this pretty true?
I just love riding in my english saddle sometimes. I don't want to confuse what I'm teaching him in barrels but he's so smart I feel like he will know the difference.