I take lessons even when I'm not having any "trouble". A good trainer will teach you so much more then a YouTube video or a book, they don't provide live feedback no matter how good the person on YouTube is doing it. Honestly, I bet your having these problem because you haven't sought the help its trainer. It's especially easy to "ruin" a good barrel horse. Horses frequently do things like not turn/bulge, refuse to enter the arena, etc when they dislike their job, frustrated, confused or in pain.
Professional (not your BFF next door) help is never a bad thing. There is no shame is asking for help! I can't stand when people what to "do all the training themselves because they don't want their horse ruined by the trainer". You don't like the trainer, you move one. I'd NEVER have a single thought about my trainer "ruining" my horse, as she is someone I trust and have seen results from, and she gives me to tools to be able to do it myself.
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