First start working on her canter, I find what these horses need to learn is how to go into the canter and not crossfire. Once you get that down start working on the speed. You may not be able to do much this year, but by next year she should have it down. It's just basically helping to teach them how to. There are some who use their mountain horse for sorting cattle, team penning and several that use them in poles and barrels. It's just a matter of training. I have also read this actually helps smooth and improve their gate. Good luck and have fun!
I had to add this, the more I think about it I would start this year going to the shows and get her used to the barrels and poles at some fun shows. So what if you don't win big, it's the fun of doing it.
A woman can NEVER have too many horses.....
Last edited by Macslady; 07-25-2013 at 06:48 AM.