Originally Posted by Casey02
Thanks CLaPorte432 for the helpful advice I think I will do just that, im in no hurry to see a barrel pattern and would like to work my way up to one the right way :)The barn I am thinking of does all the speed events for WSCA, roping, barback lessons etc. I think I will give them a call tomorrow to see what they think and go from there
This is a very good idea.. If you're going into the sport with this kind of mind set you'll go farther than the girls who just think that they'll master it in a few weeks, or months.. It takes a lot of dedication and hard work but in the end it's so worth it.
I've ridden and shown everything western my whole life but I've been seriously running barrels for going on 8 years now. My best advice is what 1Red and ClaPorte have already told you, find a nice trainer and coach to help you and your horse. Once you have that core system set up and plans in place you'll get the ball rolling, just remember to have patience, if you're already a horse person you know that is one of the absolute biggest traits you have to have... Set small goals for yourself.. Yes, it's nice to have big dreams, but those big dreams may be a long way away and it will seem like they are out of reach.. So setting those small goals also will give you something to look forward to and something to accomplish on the way to being a big competitor in the sport. Good luck!!