07-22-2012, 06:39 PM
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From what I seen in the video. You did nothing to pull him away from the barrel until it was too late. The first barrel, you did help him out all the way to the barrel, but you stopped riding going to the 3rd and he just cut into it.
His pockets are...very ontop of the barrel. He needs more room.
How often do you work on the barrels? Do you overexaggerate your pockets during slow work? I find when you pick up speed, they tend to cut closer to the barrels.
Like the above poster stated, make sure you rule out pain issues first. Many times that's the reason. When you get into high level competition, these horses go through so much. Many get sore, knock something out of whack or just twist something wrong.
If he were my horse, id have a chiropractor take a look at him first. If he's all clear, time to do some retraining. Slow work. Exercises. A break from running.
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