Honestly, I'd keep looking for a finished horse.. As someone who went through being a beginner and starting with a horse that was just learning barrels also it was EXTREMELY frustrating.. I would get aggravated, my horse was aggravated and it got to the point of I didn't even want to ride him anymore.. I stuck with him but it took us four years to even get in the competitive level..Not even 1D..Just able to hang with the "big kids"..Take your time and find a finished and seasoned horse to teach you how to run barrels. It will make things a LOT easier on you both.
Originally Posted by LovesMyDunnBoy
And I also understand that for sure :) believe me! I looked around Craigslist and saw some 3D horses but I just didn't like some of them. Either over priced, or too far away!
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Then just keep looking..If you go buy a 1D horse and can't keep up with it you'll become really discouraged and could end up ruining the horse..I'm not trying to be mean or discourage you, just being honest..because I've been in your shoes.