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post #11 of 37 Old 08-18-2011, 01:59 PM
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I prefer taller horses personally but I do know a few shorter arabs and paints who kick some major booty :]

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post #12 of 37 Old 08-18-2011, 02:09 PM
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haha some good breeds are obviously the QH, and paint but crosses with arabs can prove amazing results for gymkana and barrel racing! It depends on the level of barrel racing you want to do of course. I know that talking to a couple fo professionals they told me they like longer legged horses and often QH/thorougbred crosses because they have the stride to eat up the ground on the run home but tend to still be albe to turn around those barrels.

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post #13 of 37 Old 08-18-2011, 05:32 PM
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I have saw many breeds barrel race here. We have the 26 year old Arab/mix that is still races good times. Then we have a couple standardbreds who runs good times too. I have a mustang mare 14.3 hands tall who ran good times. I just got a 15.2 hand tall Paint I'm planning on trying to run.

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post #14 of 37 Old 08-20-2011, 04:20 AM
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Haha! Yeah, my friend breeds Welsh and he says that I can train his ponies for barrels whenever I come over next :P
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Hahah nice, gotta love welshies!!
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post #15 of 37 Old 08-20-2011, 08:15 PM
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I've heard Arabians are underrated as good barrel racing horses :)
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post #16 of 37 Old 08-21-2011, 01:14 PM
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I've seen all kinds of breeds run barrels. Quarters, Paints and Appys. It just mostly depends on the breeding. You don't normally see paints and appys run but that doesn't mean its impossible it all depends on the breeding of him/her. My 14.3H QH has a perfect pattern. Good luck!

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post #17 of 37 Old 08-21-2011, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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I've seen all kinds of breeds run barrels. Quarters, Paints and Appys. It just mostly depends on the breeding. You don't normally see paints and appys run but that doesn't mean its impossible it all depends on the breeding of him/her. My 14.3H QH has a perfect pattern. Good luck!
I see Paints all the time especially, not AS many Appys but there are alot here..
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post #18 of 37 Old 08-21-2011, 08:31 PM
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I don't barrel race anymore, but my Arab was fabulous at it. He was the only horse who would calmly walk in and out of the ring. He was pretty fast aswell, I do not know if you are looking for a gymkhana horse or just a barrel horse, but he was able to turn tight and get around the barrels and was small enough to run easily between poles. I don't know a lot about barrel horses but I do know he was well liked and very versitile. Unfortanatley he's unable to still run, or I'd still be out there! :)
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This is a very broad question.

It depends entirely on the horse. I have seen QHs who couldn't turn a 50 foot round pen let alone a barrel.

My personal preference is actually a cross breed. ArabxQH. Fast and catty with lost of endurance and enough build to them to handle the pounding.

But if your passion is QHs, then get a QH. Find one with nice barrel bloodlines. However, in the bloodlines sense, I like getting a horse with run on one side of its pedigree and something like cows or reining on the other side. But this is just my opinion

As for size, it doesn't matter. I have ridden a 16hh horse consistently in the money just as much as I have my little 14hh mare.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
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This is a very broad question.

It depends entirely on the horse. I have seen QHs who couldn't turn a 50 foot round pen let alone a barrel.

My personal preference is actually a cross breed. ArabxQH. Fast and catty with lost of endurance and enough build to them to handle the pounding.

But if your passion is QHs, then get a QH. Find one with nice barrel bloodlines. However, in the bloodlines sense, I like getting a horse with run on one side of its pedigree and something like cows or reining on the other side. But this is just my opinion

As for size, it doesn't matter. I have ridden a 16hh horse consistently in the money just as much as I have my little 14hh mare.
Idk if I want to get my "own" horse now though cause I already am almost training my friends horse for barrels, she is basically the discription you said xD She is a cattle/speed horse. She is just great! If I got my own horse I would probably not work with her for awhile and I would hate not working with her, I have been thinking about this and I finally decided I probably wont get my own horse, personal choice, for a year or two atleast so I can work with her. I rode her yesterday and she was FANTASTIC, theres too many stories I could tell you about her LOL
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