You're in it to win it or you just need to go home.
The horse was sound and was able to be pushed. She pushed it and got the world record. No horse who is pushed will ever achieve anything outside of grazing in a pasture.
I was turned away from barrel racing at a young age when I wanted to do it SO badly. I went to the fair and it was horrible. Not one person rode right and I was apalled. My dreams of barrel racing flew out the window. If that's how people in my area did it (and I would be learning from people in my area), I wanted absolutely nothing to do with it.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music