Originally Posted by Kadymurphy
I do all of that with her. If you read my replies you would see that I've only ran her a handful of times. All I ride her in is a snaffle, accept for the handful of times I've ran her. I know what I'm doing. She's a very broke horse. Knows all of the exercises your talking about, including flying lead changes. She picks things up super fast. I'd appreciate if you'd actually read my responses instead of containing on going on about how running her is bad. I know. That's why I've only ran her a couple of times for fun. But if I canter barrels I'm going to make her do it right and not die on me. You guys seem to think she just turned 3, when if you read my replies you'd realize she's pretty much 4.
I don't care how "fast" she picks things up. Being "very broke" takes time.
Did you start her at 2?
Doing barrel turns (at a lope especially) on a horse that young (even just lots of repetitive small circles) is hard on a young horses joints all over its body because they are not fully developed. Which can, and quite possibly will, lead to soundness issues down the road. Young bodies cannot deal with repetitive strain.
You are just going to argue with any critiques or advice given to you.
Just carry on as you seem to know everything there is know.