I've been waiting for the photographer to show up at the barrel racings. Having some good still photos sure helps, almost more than videos.
Photos #22 and #23 on the following link (fifth line, purple tank-top)...
LOL-I think I am sticking my tongue out in the 1st photo.
What a difference from last year. The best picture taken last year, still had me bringing my hand across Moon's neck trying to keep him off the barrel.
Man, does he rate way into that turn (1st photo). It looks a little funky and I think we can smooth things up a little bit yet, but I'm not going to be messing with it too much. It works for Moon and that is all that matters.
I've always known that Moon is a 'front-endy' kind of horse, so at home we work on really making him work off of his hind-quarter. As long as I work at building up and keeping his stifles and hindquarter strong, that will help him stay balanced when he's running. You can't change how a horse runs, you can only try to balance them out by working them the opposite way through conditioning and training.