Yeah, I can answer all all of those questions. I used to have a trainer, but we stopped using her, as she only taught me to stop before the barrel, back, and continue like I said. It didn't help me a bit, so we stopped using her. No, I don't know if I'm training her right, that's why I'm asking on here. Also, when I say "around the barrels" I mean the barrel pattern in general, I'm not trying to make her gallop the whole pattern. Usually I run her to the first barrel, trot her around it, then push her into a canter out if, trot around the next barrel, and continue that way. I was hoping that would encourage her to slow up at the turn, then explode out of it, but she's not picking up on that idea too quickly. Should I not be doing this? And when she gets frisky jumping she tosses her head and hops sometimes. Ears forward the whole time, even prancing a bit. She basically starts to act like she does in the field when she plays with her buddies. Everyone who has ever watched her jump, including 3 different instructors, have said that she looks like she's really having a good time. I hope this info helped.