I have been doing english for five or so yrs and me and my boy just started doing some trail riding along with english. For the fun of it we tried a barrel racing lesson and it is SO MUCH FUN!!! Since were just starting we just walked and trotted the pattern and even that was a TON of fun! My boy was listening PERFECTLY and started thinking immediately. He even remebered the pattern some by himself! Were going to keep working on it for fun, and the owner of the barn said soon we can start cantering the barrels and work from there! I am so excited! Well I just wanted to post about our fun time, but I was wondering if you guys think its ok to do barrels, jumping and trail riding. I personally think its great b/c it makes us well rounded and keeps things interesting, and we both seem to be enjoying it, but what do you guys think? Thanks in adv!