I have two horses, Diesel and Daisy
My dilemma is what to do with each....
Diesel is a nice slow, WP type. But, he went lame after an injury from barrel racing at a local playday. Before he went lame we showed and barrel raced him locally and at rodeos. He was easy to train but being his first year place 3rd and 4th all season which is pretty good considering. He could get faster over time I am sure but I just don't think he wants to do that I feel like he wants to just walk jog lope... we call him Cadillac sometimes because he sooo comfy
Hopefully when he gets better he will be sound enough to give lessons on and do showing. That is my ultimate goal with him.
I would just keep him but I'm afraid he will injure himself if I barrel race him again. So I have strict goals with him at this time.
But wont be able to start in saddle training for another 4 months due to the injury, which is "OK" since its winter but not desirable.
Daisy is my new mare she's naturally quicker and little but she needs work on stopping and also taking the turns better and I'm afraid she doesn't have the mind set for barrels because only half way through this summer she was getting hard to get into the arena and getting worked up. I don't want the type of barrel horse that gets crazy and out of control and after just two playdays. I showed her and she place pretty good considering it was her first time and I was actually very proud of her. She does have a nice low head and a slow WP jog when she is taught what to do. I think she would do fine showing locally with a little more training and correct muscle tone.
My town is pretty small so we only have about 3-4 playdays and 3-4 horse shows a year with in the 40 mile range so Id like to do all...
TRAIN Daisy for both events and Diesel for just showing?
Train Daisy for Barrels and Diesel for Showing?
Or Just train Daisy for showing and focus on that...
What would YOU do?