Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Somewhere in WA
I don't do DT but I do barrel race....
My horse LOVES the environment, the louder the crowd and music the better he works it doesn't bother him one bit.
But for the 9yr old OTQH mare of mine gets a bit more nervous when the music gets loud or people clapping (just at a regular barrel race not a rodeo). So I usually just haul and camp on her when I am not on my other two just so she gets comfortable with the environment before upping up the amp like at a rodeo.
So if your wondering how he will be just camp on him the entire rodeo and just let him chill.
And I don't really see a "different" rodeo environment....they are loud, pumped, and sometimes a little rowdy. But if your horse has been in drill team for a while he should be fine.
Conformation is how far the horse CAN go,
Mind is how far the horse WILL go,
Training is how far it DOES go.