I have had him since he was 6 months old.
I broke him to ride myself & he's pretty decent for it being my first time breaking a horse.
I'm Really attached to him & I really don't want to get rid of him.
The only problem is I want to barrel race so bad I can't stand it
My horse is a good riding horse for trails prades or just riding around my house But he has a lazy streak. & I don't think he's much of a runner but how do I know I have never galloped him Im Just guessing because he can be lazy when it comes to being ridden period. I don't have a big area to ride him any faster than a trot. The horse market is low the max I could get out of him is $600 & that wouldnt be enough money to buy a barrel racer. I Know I can train him If I could find a place to do so. There Is a feild at the bottom of my drive way that's grown up & never used but the man wont let me ride there. My step dads friend that we buy hay from lives not even a half mile down the road & has 300+ acres & 100 of it is Flat but my step dad says Horses & barrel racing is stupid & he's not asking. I have asked Girls I graduated from school with that barrel race about trainer & they wont talk to me theyre really stuck up.
My boyfriend went to look at car parts & the guys wife & daughter barrel race & offered to let me ride there & help me but that was a while ago & I don't want to bug them. So Should I just give up since im already 18 & have never learned before now & just be happy trail riding or should I keep trying to find someone to help teach me & a place to pratice or just sell my horse & save up & add to it & hope I can find another horse that is already trained.