I really want to take up barrel racing lessons this summer, if funds allow me
I think I have found a place to take them that is close and seems reputable. I have always been fasinated with the sport and it has always been something I would love to try
Back round on me: I have been riding for about 4 years now, I got my first horse when I was 16 and have gone from there. I pretty much trail ride because that's all I can do at my boarding place, we don't have arenas ect. Don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with a realaxing trail ride
But I feel like a need something more
My current horse: I currently have a quarter pony that was started on reining, and then sold to a lady who her daughter used him for barrels I belive when my horse was around 6-8, she sold him to me at the age of 9 because she said he was to fast for her and didnt like him anymore...lol I know the lady that bred him and stay in pretty good contact with her, so I know his past fairly well.
My questions are when did you start/ how did you get into barrel racing? Did you take lessons for it, and if you took lessons did you start with normal riding lessons and move up to barrel lessons? Did you use the lesson horses or your own? And is it possible to bring your own horse to lessons to practice on in the future?
Im not a beginner to the horse world but I am to the barrel world. I understand that it will take time and patients to have a well rounded barrel horse. I by no means want to ruin the horse a already have and love. I have just always loved the sport and really want to give it a try to see if it is something I am as interested as I seem
Any advice would be great thanks a bunch in advance!