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        08-08-2010, 10:30 PM
    Critique a barrel exhibition

    I had a rough time with my gelding Saturday. We're slow loping the pattern since it is an exhibition. Critique whatever you see. I know I am swinging wide off the second... but just call it as you see it.
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        08-09-2010, 03:10 AM
    The only thing that jumps out at me honestly is your third barrel pocket. As soon as you get off that second barrel might wanna push a bit with your right leg. He missed those first two axis points on the third barrel which in turn messed up the other points. Also a he went towards the first barrel and you had to move him left just to go right. Drive him forward as if you are going to run past the left side of the barrel(never ever look at the barrel!). Focus your eyes between his ears about 3-4ft from the backside of the barrel for your first axis point and start of the pocket, then push with your left leg when you get up to about rating point, and guide him with your reins and outside leg into the pocket. Minor easy stuff to work on and you two did a really great job!:)
        08-09-2010, 11:30 AM
    Thank you. He swings wide off that second and like you said, messes up my third, which is why we tapped it. I will definitely work on the first barrel as well.
    I had a lady on a different forum state that he was running hollow. I didn't notice that. I know we were having issues ALL day but I felt like he was collected... His head may have been a tad higher that his norm... What do you think? Did you see him hollow his back?
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