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    08-18-2010, 01:11 PM
Any thoughts?

I use an over and under and sometimes a flat leather bat in barrels. I don't use them all the time but when I do it's only to wake the horse up or to get a lazy horse going. Does anyone use them or what do you think bout them
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    08-18-2010, 01:15 PM
I think as long as your not hitting a horse in the face or neck with it, its fine. I used an over and under with my retired barrel horse and I'd only hit him in the butt. With my current horse I use a crop but I don't hit him instead I hit my boot with it, it makes a loud noise and encourages him to go faster. But I usually use nothing and just kick with an occasional slap on the neck, not even a hard one. But my horse is a running machine I think over unders are good for the lazy horses.
    08-18-2010, 01:20 PM
Ok well I usually use on if those crops for my horses that have alley problems I just smack them in the butt a few times and they'll leave the alley just fine....I would slap with my hand but in my highschool associationwe can't touch the horse in front of the girth.
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    08-18-2010, 01:23 PM
Its the same thing in gymkhanas no hitting infront of the girth. Only allowed at actual barrel races and a considerate amount of rodeos.
    08-18-2010, 01:33 PM
I know at some rodeos down by me I can use a crop or's just against their specific rules
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