I purchased my mare when she was 1 1/2 years old and have broke her and have been doing light trail riding and ring work since. She is now turning 4 years old. This summer (now that I am confident she is almost fully grown) I had plans to start her with some barrel racing training, as this is the direction I would like to take her. The only problem is now I am pregnant with my second child and can not ride until after the pregnancy. I would hate to put her training on hold for so long, and delay her barrel training. So, I need your help with advise on what barrel racing training I can do with her from the ground. Please remember, she is fully trained otherwise so I need training ideas specifically for the barrel horse!
Thank you for any advise you can provide!