Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Somewhere in WA
It isn't the horse....it is the rider.
First you need to lengthen your stirrup one and sit your butt DOWN. Your standing in your stirrups, feet are back, and your leaning forward.
On the first barrel Hold him like you are but drop your outside rein and go to the horn and lift the inside. Your pulling on the outside rein making him shake his head and bow off.
On the second barrel your sitting at LEAST 4 strides before the barrel which is way to soon. You need to keep riding forward till at least a stride from the barrel. Because your causing him to anticipate and set up when your no where near the barrel. And when your leaving the barrel your not letting him finish at all and pushing him out and flogging him which is making him go way off.
So YOU as the rider need to help your horse a little more and stopping trying to ride faster then he can run. Stop rushing and work with the horse, because he needs your help a bit but your letting him go and expect him to go against what your body language is telling him.
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