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    03-13-2012, 10:53 PM
Exclamation Need help! SOS

Okay so my barrel horse has lately been doing these things!
Anticipating 1st Barrel
Turning to soon on 2nd and 3rd barrel
slamming me into 1st barrel sometimes

Any ideas and exercises?
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    03-13-2012, 10:55 PM
Green Broke
Leg,leg and more leg and push him into that fence past those barrels.
    03-13-2012, 10:59 PM
Originally Posted by TurnBurnAndLearn    
Okay so my barrel horse has lately been doing these things!
Anticipating 1st Barrel
Turning to soon on 2nd and 3rd barrel
slamming me into 1st barrel sometimes

Any ideas and exercises?
You turn entirely too often.

Run him right past the barrels to the fence. A LOT. And when you do go around a barrel, making a couple big PERFECT circles for awhile.
    03-13-2012, 11:07 PM
I do. We go wide on oUr barrels at home. We only practice 15 mins 3 times a week. She goes into her turn before I ask(she is completely auto) and all she really uses is leg cues. Also, I do run her past.
    03-13-2012, 11:22 PM
In which case I would never turn her until she stops anticipating. The only reason she is turning before you ask is because she is anticipating the turn.
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    03-13-2012, 11:32 PM
I know. I said that. If you don't want to help, I will just fix the problem myself without advice. Just thought it would be good to hear other opinions. I know how to fix this but just wanted to learn other ways to do it for future reference.
    03-13-2012, 11:45 PM
I don't see how that was not a helpful response. You said your mare is anticipating, I told you how to fix it. My response still stands. You wanted other opinions and you have gotten mine.
    03-14-2012, 12:01 AM
Green Broke
I would stop practicing so much unless you slow it down and work on circling and pushing her HARD past those barrels do not even hint at turning and as mentioned do a couple of circles till she is bending and repsonding not anticipating before moving on to the next.
    03-14-2012, 01:00 AM
If you knew how to fix it your horse wouldn't be slamming you into barrels.
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    03-14-2012, 01:01 AM
Posts like yours piss me off. You post wanting help and advice....get it...then get pissy bc it's not stated how you want or it's not what you want to hear.
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15 minutes 3x a week won't fix anything.

I bet it's YOU and your body language/cues communicating to stop and dive into barrels. But I'm not saying long another word in waste.
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