How do I get those tight turns in barrels?I'm not a serious barrel racer, but I do it for fun.
Specs has horrid turns as of right now. Im thinking maybe because he's unbalanced... He does the pattern very nicely at a walk, but it all goes downhill when I add speed. I've been working it at a walk and trot (like adding rate by trotting to the barrel and walking around it) and just flat out trotting the whole pattern and he does it just fine then, but when I add speed and ask him to lope around the actual barrel, it seems like he loses his head and forgets what he's doing, then I remind him, then he goes "oh yeah!", and during that time he slows to a trot and our turn is totally whacked by then. (if you understood all that :P)
Got any exercises that you think we would benefit from?
~specs and me