^^^ Precisely what BarrelRacingLvr said.
The reason we take out time to train a barrel horse is that so they CAN do their job mostly by themselves, with little help from the rider. We take out time so they learn to make the turns correctly, without cutting corners, or shouldering in, or coming off a barrel wide.
Barrel horses aren't "mindless drones". We want them to learn the pattern correctly so they can think for themselves.
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It is not enough to know how to ride; one must know how to fall.