This is me (Aly) and my horse Buzz. I just recently bought him in October to be my new barrel horse. He was really cheap and had been mistreated, but, he was a solid barrel horse and loved his job. I worked on him for a good solid month or so on calming him down and reminding him that he was a horse and not a working machine. We have hauled to 4 barrel races so far. The first one we didn't place because we were having saddle issues... Our second, third, and fourth races were all in Edna. The first time was an 18.5, the second time was an 18.0, and the third time was a 17.2. We were a little under 2 seconds slower than some WPRA (Women's Pro Rodeo Association) women.
Buzz is a chestnut American Quarter Horse. He stands right around 15 hands. His registered name is Jobins Diala Jet.
Good luck with your project and I hope I helped! I have TONS of other horses too, so let me know if you need any more
**BTW, I promise that the ground is tilled around these barrels! This was only in a mid lope and working at home. I would *never* put my horse in a situation where he could get hurt! I added the last picture just to do it