Can your horse live up to your expectations?
Maybe you raised him. Maybe you bought him as a youngster and are personally attached. Maybe he is out of your old great mare? Have you tied all your hopes and barrel racing dreams to this horse of yours? Are you being let down?
Do you ask yourself the following questions when working with your horse:
Here are some common reasons for a horse to get gate sour. Here are also some ideas on how to correct them.
Are you and your horse capable of winning? If you have already won, then you know you are capable. If not, then you can always go to some time only’s or exhibition your horse for a nominal fee before the actual barrel race. This way you can see how you stack up against the competition. If you think you are ready, but not sure, you can go to a race that has a lower entry fee and see how you do. Remember, with so many organizations and so many running in the 4 division format there are lots of places to go barrel race to get yourself ready to climb to the top.