The company Digital Leisure is the developer of the Western Frontier spaces so you may want to get in touch with them by emailing techsupport@digitalleisure about exactly what it is youre experiencing there and hopefully they may reply with some help.
We also have the Home support forums in which Joystick_Warrior tries to help users with issues, but I would personally reccomend going straight to Digital Leisure.
If you keep blinking in the space it may be due to a clothing error so try and report what clothes and how its effecting you if you can.
Here is the Home Support forum --> http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation
If you're talking about the Showdown game, my experience has been that a lot of the other players are ringers. If you aren't particularly skilled at this type of game (and I'm not), you will probably lose most of the time. This will depend heavily on who you're playing against, so you want to pay attention to who you are being paired up with.
As far as I can tell, a "good" time is 1.5 seconds or so. I typically score 1.7 or 1.8 seconds, and I will lose against the better players practically every time.