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post #21 of 37 Old 08-22-2011, 10:53 PM
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Quarter Horses all day.. I agree that paints can make pretty nice barrel horses and I don't mind the occasionaly TB. To me the QH is just built for the kind of work you need on barrels. They are so versatile and can do anything if they have the mindset and the will for it. Size doesn't really matter to me. I have a 14.3 Doc Bar gelding and a 16hh Reminic mare that both work well.

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post #22 of 37 Old 10-25-2011, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Quarter Horses all day.. I agree that paints can make pretty nice barrel horses and I don't mind the occasionaly TB. To me the QH is just built for the kind of work you need on barrels. They are so versatile and can do anything if they have the mindset and the will for it. Size doesn't really matter to me. I have a 14.3 Doc Bar gelding and a 16hh Reminic mare that both work well.
Yeah, I did barrels with a 14 hand mare that does anything, easy ride. And I show a 16 hand mare, she is ALOT better for me haha.

Annnnddd everyone I am going to look at my friends Bay QH filly thats 7 months old. Should mature to about 16 hands and my friend thinks will be a great all-arounder if trained properly. She is by AQHA King Zantanon Leo x AQHA Supreme Sneakers
Her papers include Bert Mac Bee, Zantanon, Leo, King, Windchester, Jackie Pine, Sandhill Slew and many many more
And I also found him; Gray Colt - AQHA horse
What are your thoughts on him? Hes ADORABLE! xD
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That colt is wormy, has questionable conformation, and is bred for Western Pleasure, not barrels.
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post #24 of 37 Old 10-29-2011, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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That colt is wormy, has questionable conformation, and is bred for Western Pleasure, not barrels.
Yeah, I know hes not for barrels ;)
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post #25 of 37 Old 10-30-2011, 01:43 PM
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He's not built for anything....let alone barrels
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In the short amount of time I've been barrel racing, I've rode nothing but Quarter Horses. I don't have anything against other breeds, I just like keeping it simple with a breed that I know can excel in barrel racing (given that they are actually bred with performance lines and have the want to run). My mare is 14.3hh, but basically all leg. She has a lot of racing Quarters and TBs on one side of her pedigree, and on the other side you will find nothing but cutting and reining horses. I think this combination makes for a darn good horse.

I actually prefer taller horses for barrels, but I also pole bend, and I have a lot of trouble getting big horses through the poles.

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In the short amount of time I've been barrel racing, I've rode nothing but Quarter Horses. I don't have anything against other breeds, I just like keeping it simple with a breed that I know can excel in barrel racing (given that they are actually bred with performance lines and have the want to run). My mare is 14.3hh, but basically all leg. She has a lot of racing Quarters and TBs on one side of her pedigree, and on the other side you will find nothing but cutting and reining horses. I think this combination makes for a darn good horse.

I actually prefer taller horses for barrels, but I also pole bend, and I have a lot of trouble getting big horses through the poles.
How long have you barrel raced?
I pole bend too, and I use the same 16.3 hand horse xD

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How long have you barrel raced?
I pole bend too, and I use the same 16.3 hand horse xD
I just started this year.

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LOL, well Im leaning towards Nita (I didn't post her.)

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Regardless of the breed or the size or the color the competitive barrel horse MUST be very well trained before it ever even sees a barrel. Scamper, one of the greatest barrel horses ever to rear through a gate was started and ridden in a feedlot before Charmayne James bought him (for a song if I remember right). When I was a kid I had a $75 Appy gelding that consistently beat all the girls in my 4-h club that weighed half what I did and rode AAA pedigreed horses because I could put that horse anywhere I needed him.

If your horse can't run a pretty decent reining pattern then you shouldn't be trying to run barrels.
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