I'm thinking of starting to run barrels. I have both Tanner and Magic who've both run barrels before -- Tanner has even been a grand champion -- but I've only played around with running barrels before.
Is there any particular equipment I should get? And which one should I use to learn off? I was thinking Magic, since she's younger (10, versus Tanner, who is 15.) but Tanner would be more experienced. And at what age should a horse be 'retired' from barrel racing?
I have two friends who run barrels, and both of them are willing to help me learn, but I'd like other suggestions on equipment, if anyone has 'em.