PJ Burger’s advice on why your barrel horse might be having alley issues.


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  1. Great stuff. I have a barrel mare that freezes up. I have tried last year to stay far from the aisle, but then can’t get her to the ring. She walks in the holding pen. The minute they call my name she starts to spin or back. I have to be lead in most of the time.

    • Did you ever get a response back on this? My horse does the SAME thing and now he won’t even lead in with another horse because he has realized what is happening he just continuously backs up until I normally have to get off walk him the the gate turn him around with his but facing the barrels and I jump on, turn, and run I have to do it fast so he does have time to think about it. He has VERY bad anxiety.

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