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    12-03-2011, 09:18 PM
Question Barrel Racing Advice?

I', Caitlin and I'm 19. I've been riding over 10 years and never done anything but trail riding. I have wanted to get into an actual event for awhile now...I don't have my own horse though. I think I want to do barrel racing but I don't know if it's the right event for me. Am I to old for barrel racing? I'm a pretty confident rider and can handle high strung horses easily. What kind of breed/age/experience level should I starts with? Is poles better...western pleasure? Im really not sure...Like I said I pretty much do just trail riding so I don't do alot of full out running...I don't know...I'm confused and really need help! thanks for any advice I really appreciate it.
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    12-07-2011, 10:22 PM
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I'd suggest getting a quarter horse, to start out with. That way, if you change your mind, you have a horse that will still be able to do whatever you change your mind to. Get a horse in the 7-16 year range with a lot of experience in different things. Maybe just go to a few fun shows, or ride somebody elses horse in different events, and maybe you'll find your area:)
    12-13-2011, 10:30 AM
Having a horse of your own, as I am sure you know, is a big responsibility. If you know some one that would let you use their horse to see how you like it.
I personally would not and do not get hung up on a specific breed. I have a Paint and a QH. If you are concerned about resale of a horse, QHs seem to sell a little easier, but really depends on the training.
    12-13-2011, 10:54 AM
I've owned horses already I just don't have one of my own right now. Your right about quarter horses they sell better but I'm not truly worried about resale value I would prefer something that's not high strung even though I can handle it I don't like fighting with a horse our entire ride...I have lessons set up to start in about a month so we will see how it goes.
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    12-13-2011, 11:29 AM
Originally Posted by CaitiLiz    
I have lessons set up to start in about a month so we will see how it goes.
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Lessons and then leasing before you buy would be an exellent way to go!

advice please, barrel racing, poles

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