I recently bought a 5 year old quarter horse I would like to start on barrels.
I know how to train for barrels.
But this horse is apparently "green" broke according to the old owner. I've been riding him and he seems really calm and understands the basics. The owner never gave me the full details about how they rode him, he was very vague. He obviously hasn't been ridden for long periods because he gets sweaty and a bit tired very fast. I mostly walk and a little trot. I have cantered with him but not for long. I don't know where to start. Should I condition him to be able to go on trail longer and not get sweaty as fast then start training for barrels? I just am double checking because I don't want to hurt him.