Caught a little video...
You can critique if you'd like. This horse hadn't been run in a ....well, while and I just felt like barrel racing today so we did. I'm not competing on him anymore...just havin fun.
The bad publicity it gets often makes me want to not do it anymore. When I say "I barrel race" People tend to think I'm some hick that yea haws my way through a pattern. When I say "I ride hunters" They have more respect for me as a rider. Its rediculous.
Harlee-That's just how he turns. He's not built to get up and under and collected to the barrel. Its just easier on him and myself to let him have his own turning style.
I used to try to constantly collect him and it came down to fighting his confo all the time and its just not fair to him.
Now, on this oooober small pattern its tough to keep him foward around the barrel so he starts to wanna swing his butt when we lose forward momentum. Oh well.