Originally Posted by BigBenLoverforLife
Hello! My horse is 11, we have been working on barrels for about 2 years, yes to all three of the vets, I can get you a video! He was a reiner before I got him and I have done patterns with him and he trust me can get up and go when it comes to reining, but the vet dosnt want him to stops like he used to anymore due to his age. I will certainly get you a video this weekend! Thanks!
If the vet doesn't want him to do sliding stops anymore, I would guess the horse has arthritis in his hocks, which would make using them heavily very painful. Barrel racing is very hard on the hocks. If he's crow hopping at speed, my first guess is that he's in pain and trying to tell you that turning faster hurts.