Originally Posted by beau159
You could certainly do both if you want.
What does your horse enjoy doing?
Is your horse trained for either?
Do YOU know how to rope?
Keep in mind that it takes around 2 years to train a horse for barrels, from start to finish. And close to the same for a dependable team roping horse.
I have a horse that is a VERY fast learner and I have been practicing roping on the ground and I do pretty well! I do know I have a long ways to go though so I am prepared for some training for myself and my horse. :)
My boyfriend has a horse that has done barrels with her previous owner, she is perfect for it! However, she is definitely HIS horse and doesn't really cooperate well when others ride her most of the time.
My horse could do either seeing as she is a quick learner and is definitely fast enough. I'm just not sure which would be more fit for me and her yet. I guess I will just have to try both out with her and myself!
Starter tips are still appreciated :)