Like the title says, I can trot the barrels and Sunny has great bend, great rate, great turns.. Well in my opinion.. Then when I get to a lope he shoulder the barrel, starts turning to soon, resulting in us hitting a barrel.
I go to the left first, as I think that is is roughest turn.
Today, a friend and I trailered our horses to Spicers Arena
(surpirsed my dad let me and its a step:)--- ALSO this ground is SOO nice.
Anyways we were warming up circles spins, rollbacks, sidepassing:).. Sunny did.. WELL AMAZING. This is his first time EVER trailered to a new area since I have bought him.. about 3-4 years ago.
When we started practicing barrels, I trotted them, my friends horse is a bit more finished-BADASS horse.. lol.. and decided- Hey he is doing great.. lets lope:)!
Wasn't to bad.. be he shoulders and dives like a turd face.. other than that he listens.. He cuts to close to the barrels and pretty much everything that I don't want him doing.. as soon as I add some speed..
My question is.. IF I make a bigger pocket. ( just for now).. get him more relaxed in his lope.. can that help his shouldering?
Any other ideas? Sorry I didn't get a video..
But Trying to describe what was going on.. turning the barrel I felt like his front legs were going to slip out from under him.. so I didn't add any real speed because I was concerned about falling.. :)
Thanks in advance for the tips:).. Next time I go I guess I could try and get a video.. Since my camerca is broken right now.. sigh..