Just a little background on my mare. She is 3 yrs old this year, she has had about 4 months reining training put on her at the beginning of the year. I have started her on barrels as she is going to be my barrel horse starting when she is 5. I hadn't worked her on barrels for about 3 months prior to Monday. Before this video I had walked the pattern once, jogged once, loped twice. So this was my 5th time around the pattern that day. Please be honest in your critique on myself as well as her. If you have any suggestions please let me know as I am open to trying new stuff to improve.
Just a side note... this is the fastest I have ever taken her around the barrels (minus the jog ;) ) and I won't be taking her around the barrels again this year as she is now at home. I do not push her more than she can take mentally and physically. I also do not run the barrel pattern very much (as mentioned) and I have mostly been working on her reining training. Next year I will be showing her in reining again as well as starting on barrels again.
Here is the link to the video and please enjoy.