He doesn't know how to follow through with his body yet or how to correctly turn, that's why he's blowing the back side of the barrels.
He did come off a bit wide on the backside of the first barrel on the first video. That was more my fault on trotting through the pattern the first time that night. I should have gathered him up more.
He is really bendy in the neck, so I as the rider need to work more on using my hands less and legs more to keep him on his hindquarters. My last barrel horse wasn't bendy at all, so this is a big rider change I need to work on.
I wouldn't continue to lope the pattern, especially if he's only been on the pattern a week..
I don't plan on making a habit of it. He's not ready.
We do also walk the pattern a lot. I haven't skipped that. My husband didn't video any of those so I don't have any to post.
But thank you for the critique.