06-04-2009, 03:31 PM
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I have a barrel horse, and I did tain 2 horses in barrel racing befor they were sold. One was a qh colt who really took to it, and the other was a 5 yr. Gelding who did okay with it. When I trained the colt, I walked him around the barrels first. Soon he got the pattern in his head. When I coulf ride him and feel comfortable with reining him, I started walking him around the barrels, then trotting, and then cantering to where he had the pattern in his mind. It woulf also be good if you could work with poles, that helps the horse turn tighter. Hope it helps.