Diamond and I are focusing on barrels this year. I've retired him as an all-around horse as he's been my everything horse for the past six years. I also want to see how far he may be able to go with barrels. This is the first year we've actually done them seriously. I've gone to two week long barrel clinics with him, and get some lessons with a trainer. This year I'm focusing on just patterning him and getting him use to the barrel life. I'm not really pushing him at all, jut trying to get a nice pattern and to build up his confidence (and mine ) This is from just a local NBHA here in SC. Right now, he usually runs top of the 4d or bottom of the 3d. We've been to a few out of state barrel races as well, and so far, has handled life on the road very well! He's an older guy but that what I need right now to get a foot in the barrel racing world! And he may have some potential as well. At least, we can work up to the 3d. Right now, we've placed a lot in the 4d at local NBHA, but also the big races as well (No Bull). Anyway here's our run. Please critique anything, especially about myself! I want to help him out as much as I can. We did go past the first, but he tried his best to correct himself. I think I'm just cueing and sitting a little too late. But let me know what you think!