Hello everyone! Im new to the forum! Im from Emily and im from Kansas! Long story short.... I have ALWAYS wanted to try barrel racing but never really had the opportunity to. My family used to raise horses when I was little but got out of the business and only kept one gelding. But by the time I was old enough to do anything he was to old. So! There came this raffle. One of the local breeders donated a filly to raise money for a girl with Lou Gehrig's Disease. Me thinking oh my god my chance to get a horse of my own bought 65 dollars worth of tickets. Haha And I won her! She was 3 when I won her and she's going to be 4 this summer I think. She was on the small side so we threw her out to lush pasture with the old gelding. And oh my what some time eating green grass did for her! I will show you before and after pics. She's a pretty nice horse I think for only 65 dollars.... haha she's registered and has Doc Bar bloodlines! My father is planning on getting her trained this march. And after that I wanna start teaching her barrels but honestly I've never done it and need some advice! Where do I start? To race barrels do I honestly need a barrel saddle? I have a REALLY nice and really comfortable Circle Y equitation saddle that I bought used for 450 and its in excellent condition. I love trail riding so that's why I got it... I'd probably put myself as an intermediate to advanced rider. Did some schooling at Meredith Manor and had rode before that. The only thing I don't know how to do is how do I get lead changes??? Im planning on getting some of Martha Joseys books and such because I hear they are great?....Sorry for all the questions in one! I'd appreciate any advice!
When we first picked her up
Fairly recent picture here. I went off to school so I havent seen her in about 7 months or more. My father says she's gotten a lot bigger since! So hopefully she looks even better!