Standard Bred Cutter?
I used to ride alot with my aunt and uncle but got dumped hard and lost all my confidence. Recently, my dad and step mom got into horses and now i am getting drawn back in. I am a bit older and a bit wiser, so a friend of theirs is getting me back in the saddle. The big thing pushing me back in is a horse namedd Explode. Xp is a 4 yr old standard bred stallion, who was neglected for a while before my dad got him, and another 4 yr old standard stal who has been with him since they were young. I was talking to my dad about wanting to get back into riding, specifically barrel racing, b/c that was always the most fun I ever had. Xp is completely unbroken, so I get him from scratch to train (with some help from some experienced friends) to be my horse. I was talking about training him to do barrels, and my dad had some doubts about a standard being able to do it because they move differently. Has anyone tried this, or does anyone have any advice on training a Standard bred Cutter?