My horse and I barrel race. I have a buetiful second and third barrel, but my horse has a hard time flexing around the first one. Which means he runs by it. I need help because im losing seconds there..... help!!!!
Basically you need to go back to a walk until he turns that first barrel perfectly. Then do it at the trot until he does it perfectly, and so on until you're able to do it at full speed. Posted via Mobile Device
Maybe your horse has some sort of physical limitation that inhibits his turning ability in that direction. Id have him checked by a chiropractor or vet to make sure he doesnt have any problems. Chiropractors are great at finding little things that mean a big deal to your horse.
Bending/flexing exercises could benefit him too. Just like some people, some horses just are not flexible and need muscle strengthing and stretching to loosen up and perform at their best. Posted via Mobile Device