Newb here, both to this forum and to barrel racing. I've done mostly hunters and dressage for the last 12 years. This past summer I rode my friends green filly just for fun in a rookie gymkhana series. Even though we didn't do a ton of speed (her and I both having never done it before) I'm hooked. Soo I thought I'd say hello.
Right now I'm working on bringing back into shape a 15.1 paint mare who is deaf as a doornail, not very pretty but ridiculously athletic and sweet. Havent started patterns or anything with her yet, just working on basics (been out of work for a year) and work on bending etc. But I do look forward to asking for pointers when we do eventually start working her on patterns in the upcoming months.