He was bred for western performance and I believe it to be in his blood to go go go. I was hoping to take him over fences but if we go at them like a high speed locomotive I don't think things will go well. I was thinking, should I let my trainer friend (ex champion barrel racer, finishes barrel horses) have her go at teaching him barrels? Could there be a chance that this could settle him down a bit or will it make him worse? I used to have an ex barrel horse that was wonderful, nice to work with, settled....she only went nuts if she saw a clover pattern set up ha ha. So that is where the idea came from.
Any thoughts? Don't worry I can take honest opinions so if I'm brain dead, let me know!!