hot isn't necassarily a bad thing for a barrel horse but uncontrollable surely is. If you pattern a horse slowly and don't let them run the event every time, they won't assume that's what you want from them. The reason I say hot isn't a bad thing is that my barrel horse is an arab TB cross, a mixture of two very hot breeds. She loves what she does and the fact the she gets excited before she runs doesn't make her out of control. I patterned her myself and even though she's been gaming for two years now I can still walk her through the patterns. A barrel prospect is better than an aready patterned barrel horse because it's alot harder to undue bad training than it is to train a horse.
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