Barrel Horse-THE NEW ANSWER a.k.a Grasshopper turned 7 years old this year. 2010. Since I started riding him at age 3, I’ve always said that I could not wait till he turned 12. thanks to Focus Equine, I can enjoy him now at 7. I was about to give up on a very nice barrel horse, simply because as a trainer, I didn’t know what else to try. It’s not that he didn’t work good once he was in the arena, it was getting him in the arena that was getting in the arena that was getting dangerous and down right scary. He had bucked me off in the warm up pen, kicked at other horses, would run backwards, sideways, anyways. He would have to be led, from the trailer, to the gate and he looked and acted like the worst racehorse you have ever seen on the track. The final straw was in August 09 after he made his run, he refused to LEAVE the arena. I knew I had to do something to help him or just quit him but he had too much talent to give up on. That’s when I found Focus Equine. Now he is pleasant to warm up and he stays quiet and relaxed. He actually walks flat footed into the the arena with no ones help. People that know Grasshopper cannot believe he is the same horses. I will always recommend Focus Equine to anyone. Words cannot express how grateful I am that I found Focus Equine and you Carla, with your knowledge and compassion. I was so exhausted from dealing with Grasshopper (the crazy horse) as he used to be known. Focus has saved him…and me…and the gate men…and other horses…and other riders…and any passerby! Thanks again from the bottom of my heart.
Sadie Cook Ricks