Originally Posted by smrobs
If that is how the barrel racers are in your area, then you are lucky to be surrounded by good ones. Nearly every one I see is jabbing with every stride between the barrels and on the way home.
Agree with smorbs.
Most people around here will jab em constantly and it is sad that they do that. They will take whips or crops and smack em,it's horrible. Barrel racers are not gentle with their horses around here.
And I am not missing the point. I am just explaining how my horse will respond to spurs and yes,I can make her turn on a dime and I don't have to use spurs all the time. You may have better trained horses but every horse is trained differently and it is obvious she is trained with spurs the way the barrel racers here do..go,go,go and turn. I am just explaining.
BTW, I am taking lessons soon...had some for english but the town was far away so I am looking for western riding lessons since that is what I usually do.
I am kind of offended only because I can see that you think you are a better rider and yes, you are. I've been riding for about a year and still learning. Obviously your horse is trained differently. Not every horse is trained the exact same way. Maybe your horse has been more properly trained but I know that my horse does what I want most of the time..some days she is grumpy but even animals have their days.