We've got an 8 y.o. gleding that we have had a year. He was a trail horse before we got him. He is still trail ridden, but we have been training him for barrels. In just over 6 months time he has come a long way. Anyhow, he runs for me but when my daughter gets on him, he seems to "punk" her. He runs 19 to 21 sec patterns for me (seems to be slowly getting better) but no less than 25 for daughter.
Question is not so much about barrels but what can we do to get him to run faster for her? Or maybe I should ask, what can she do different to get him going faster? The only thing really jumps at me when she rides is she is back on her pockets too much.
Horse is 16hh. I am 6ft and 215lbs. Daughter is 5ft3in and 150.