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    08-17-2011, 11:38 PM
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Foal
Barrel Horse Breeds?

Okay, my passion is Quarter Horses, but I would ride any other breed basically, I am looking to buy a horse I can train for barrels, any suggestions if I can't find a good QH or Paint or Appy? (Those are my 3 most prefered breeds for barrels.)
     
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    08-17-2011, 11:46 PM
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Banned
If you're doing fun local playdays, it does not matter the breed. If you want to be competitive at any sort of higher level, stick with the Quarter Horse.
     
    08-18-2011, 12:49 AM
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Green Broke
A paint can compete with quarters pretty well although im not to sure about the appys...
     
    08-18-2011, 01:08 AM
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Green Broke
Well paints do have quarter horse in them or tb. It just depends on the breeding of the paint.You can check by their papers if you really want to stick to quarter horses. I wouldn't get anything too tall...probably stick to 15.2 and under.Thats what my preference would be for a barrel horse.
     
    08-18-2011, 01:40 AM
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Weanling
Size is irrelevant.
My 16 hand horse out turned my 15.1 hand gelding.
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    08-18-2011, 04:40 AM
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Originally Posted by 1RedHorse    
Size is irrelevant.
My 16 hand horse out turned my 15.1 hand gelding.
and my 13.1hh pony beats all other horses!

I know a few TB and TB crosses that are great at barrels, also some Arabian are bloody brilliant!

Good luck
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    08-18-2011, 10:32 AM
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Weanling
I like my Paint with all quarter horse breeding. There's an appy around here that runs 1D. I used to win the 3D all the time when I was 7 on my little 13 hand mutt pony, qualified for Youth World on him too. Stock breeds are best, but thoroughbreds can be pretty competitive too. Quarter Horses, Paints, Appaloosas. As for size, everybody would die if they came to one of my shows. The horses are giants, most are 16 hands or a little over. Not saying there aren't little horses, there is their all competitive. Everyone here just has the mindset of bigger is better.
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    08-18-2011, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by BarrelracingArabian    
A paint can compete with quarters pretty well although im not to sure about the appys...
What I say is if Arabians can Appys TOTALLY can :P
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    08-18-2011, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by iloverains    
and my 13.1hh pony beats all other horses!

I know a few TB and TB crosses that are great at barrels, also some Arabian are bloody brilliant!

Good luck
Haha! Yeah, my friend breeds Welsh and he says that I can train his ponies for barrels whenever I come over next :P
Thanks!
     
    08-18-2011, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Gidget    
well paints do have quarter horse in them or tb. It just depends on the breeding of the paint.You can check by their papers if you really want to stick to quarter horses. I wouldn't get anything too tall...probably stick to 15.2 and under.Thats what my preference would be for a barrel horse.
I ride a 16.3 hh QH mare right now :P Im still deciding if I want to get a different barrel horse or not because this is my friends horse Im using, but she's basically mine, cause no one else rides her. She is out of the Two Eyed lines, so she is bred for showing.

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Originally Posted by 1RedHorse    
Size is irrelevant.
My 16 hand horse out turned my 15.1 hand gelding.
Tall horses rule! :P

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Originally Posted by BarrelRacer86    
I like my Paint with all quarter horse breeding. There's an appy around here that runs 1D. I used to win the 3D all the time when I was 7 on my little 13 hand mutt pony, qualified for Youth World on him too. Stock breeds are best, but thoroughbreds can be pretty competitive too. Quarter Horses, Paints, Appaloosas. As for size, everybody would die if they came to one of my shows. The horses are giants, most are 16 hands or a little over. Not saying there aren't little horses, there is their all competitive. Everyone here just has the mindset of bigger is better.
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LOL! I was actually going to get a 17 hh Paint and train him for barrels but he was sold out from under me.
     

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