OHriderKE: I have tried two different bits, done slow work (which he does the barrels perfect then!), used my outside rein, and even overexaggerated the pocket! I just can't get him to do it! I took him to my trainer and he said just keep working with him but nothing seems to work!
Greenbryerfarms: In some horses this would be fine but you really want a smooth turn and get around quick but still lined up for the next barrel. The way his doing it he is cutting as he goes around and then coming out at a weird angle that is too wide! This just messes up his alignment for the next barrel and takes up time!