Thank you sorrel horse for the comment! It was an eye opener, and I really appreciate it. I have every intention of going slow and correct, this horse is 7yrs old and that is alot of wasted time it is almost a sin, but I am not a competitive type of person and I am not going to just run the patten until I get it right(which would never happen), I do have some sense, and I am not stubborn. I have already bought this horse, and unfortunately he is all I had money for because I sold my last horse to a horse rescue for a adopted Russian girl who's horse just had a heart attack and is now retired, for a major discount. I know that does not change that fact of the matter, but I am not in a hurry to start running barrels, and I now think I am going to attend a barrel practice every Wednesday that is local to get help from experienced barrel racers, get pointers and maybe get a feel for what a trained barrel horse is like. I am going to try to do this a proper and correct as possible , and that is the main reason I am asking for advice on this site.