Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: northern arkansas
A good (properly trained) barrel horse has no tight turns, or fast ones. It has rated before the barrel so it can precisely arc around the barrel with a decent pocket, set up for the next one, and not do severe damage to its joints. There should be relatively low speed at the barrel, precision comes in here to keep your times down, not speed.
At her age a barrel is the last thing you need to worry about and you are wasting your time with a pattern, they both have relatively little to do with successful barrel training anyway.
Ω Horses are a projection of peoples dreams Ω