As luck would have it, my B.O.'s daughter left her barrels out and in position the other day at the barn. I decided to see what my boy would do if I showed him the pattern.
Wonder of wonders, he did not balk and did everything I asked him to do. We walked them a time or two and then trotted the pattern a few times. He did great and I am so proud! We had been working on his turns, doing stretches and building his muscles for months, and I thought we MIGHT work on barrels some day.
Well, now I'm wondering. He seemed to really enjoy himself, and I know I did.
So, my question is... Where do we go from here? I would like to keep him at it, if possible, although we've had to ride at night because it's been so hot lately.
I don't want to make him sour to it.
How do I go about moving forward?