Thanks for the help!!
When he misses the first barrel I go back to the begininning and start over I never let him finish because like you said...he'd win. When he doesnt stop I usually keep turning him in until its to hard to go fast. I have tried doing hte pattern at a faster speed then slowing to a trot towards the finish line he repsonds really well to that. I think when speed is involved he gets really hot headed and all he thinks about is speed.
No I do do other patterns so he doesnt get board. Barreling racing is just one of the events we will be doing. I also practice pole bending and other gymkhana games.
Ill practice rating...i just never really understood how to do it correctly becuase everyone describes it differently.