THanks im kind of getting it! what is the cloverleaf pattern and the speed barrel and side winder. So I shouldn't run her every time we do the pattern, and I shouldn't do the barrel pattern??
Keep away from the pattern! I realize you've probably had that drilled into your head already, but I haven't emphasized it enough for my liking yet!
Anyway, as for the patterns:
The cloverleaf is your standard barrel racing pattern. Ya know, the three barrels in a triangle and stuff.
Speed Barrels.....this is more of a Gymkhana events. You weave to the end of the three barrels, then weave back out. That easy ^^
And Sidewinder is actually only one of my Saddle Club's events I think, so I doubt you'll run into it.....but it's basically a sideways speed barrels. It's three barrels set up sideways and you run in, weave sideways, turn at the end, weave back and run to the timers again. -shrug-
Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.