Originally Posted by BarrelRacer23
Of an automatic horse? I've seen it thrown around a few times now about people just riding "automatic barrel horses". Personally that's my goal with every horse to be able to just sit there and help a bit on a horse who knows their job.
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To me an automatic barrel horse is one that knows it's job and go out and does it with little help from the rider, and runs the same each time.
JJ once we get his first barrel down pat he will be very automatic. The only time I have to touch him is on his first barrel, the rest of the run he does on his own. He makes the same run every time once we get through out first barrel. Some horses it takes longer for them to get that way, while others catch on fast and don't really need a lot of help.
That is my personal opinion and definition of a automatic horse.