Originally Posted by Rebelwithacause
New to this forum and pretty new to the horse world. I am, what most would consider, a beginner/intermediate to horses and riding. I am very comfortable around them , and have recently starting helping out at a local stable with Tennessee Walkers. I also have some ranch experience with quarter horses. My question is: am I too old to learn how to barrel race and/or is this something that is way too advanced for me to learn how to do [ I am 26, good health]? What would be some appropriate steps to get to the level it would to take to do some barrel racing? Any advice is welcome and appreciated!
Your never to old to learn to barrel race! You can start at any age and go on to do great things as well.
The best thing is to go find somebody who is experience to give you lessons, also find a older finished
barrel horse that can teach you the ropes of all of it. To many beginners get these young horses and try to teach them the pattern themselves...it ends up a mess and both horse and rider end up confused and frustrated. So find a good older horse who is a beginners barrel horse to go out and learn on, and most of all have fun with it while your learning about it.