Okay so I have had my horse since the very beginning of April and I started riding him in gymkhana right away. I jumped from Open Division straight to 4th Division right away but I was wondering how do I get him to, I don't know how to put it, like his full potential because I know at one point he was a 1st and 2nd division horse, he still has that in him and I know he can do that I was just wondering what I can do to reach that goal. I'll give you a little bit of information on him.
He is Arabian and Saddle bred.
Been barrel racing since he was 3 (he is now 12)
Once he gets in the show ring he is ready to go so he knows what he's doing!!
He is very good at pole bending.
He turns on a dime.
I don't use a crop, over-n-under, etc. on him and I don't kick him on the way "home" because I heard that shortens their stride.
Right now I am trying to just focus on beating my old times instead of competition.
Any tips or anything would be awesome!