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post #11 of 20 Old 01-16-2012, 05:57 PM
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if you believe she must be on the barrels then use different barrel patterns to get her flexing around them but do not keep trying to make her go faster than she is ready. I agree with everyone above being that she is 3 she is probably bored with it as well as confused to all heck because you haven't taken the time to keep her slow and really teach her what to do. Take her off of them or you may just have a 4yr old that doesn't want to run at all... just saying

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post #12 of 20 Old 01-16-2012, 06:47 PM
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We'd be more help if you could post a video.
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post #13 of 20 Old 01-16-2012, 06:53 PM
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I don't think she's going to respond...She has posted a video about "my mare's training" and even though the video is sideways and a lot of factors are wrong with her run, as far as the first barrel goes, she just runs right at it. She doesn't go in and arch over like you are supposed to. Just runs directly at it and is whipping her horse the whole time while practicing.

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post #14 of 20 Old 01-16-2012, 07:07 PM
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That was.....pathetic. If she has the money for the "big futurities" then she should be able to practice on good ground.
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post #15 of 20 Old 01-16-2012, 07:08 PM
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Is that the mare she's talking about? Cause I remember another mare mentioned too...

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post #16 of 20 Old 01-16-2012, 07:36 PM
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A friend who does very well in barrel racing doesn't start a horse until 5 and the first year is a gradual process building muscle memory and conditioning. Her horses never run a complete patten as she breaks it down into segments. When the horse is finally asked to run at an event they've got it all together and usually have the fastest times.
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post #17 of 20 Old 01-16-2012, 07:55 PM
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From what I've gathered that's the same mare. It's kinda confirming that it is by having checked this thread and the training thread but not saying anything, which she has been online and checked the threads...That just seals the deal for me.

There are a lot of factors that are wrong in the video, the ground being a problem, but not the biggest problem. I've been around horses my whole life and done everything from Western Pleasure to Barrel Racing..even played in English Equitation a little...NO horse or trainer I have EVER seen/heard of pushes anything that fast. I don't care is she's Charmayne James, no one can train a really young horse that fast and expect them to preform well...or even last a season running.

It takes YEARS to train, finish, and season a barrel horse that will be worth anything. A 3 year old isn't even close to being finished growing and filling out. Pushing a 3 year old too fast will end up hurting the horse physically and mentally. It's just being made worse by incorrect training, whipping, and running on hard ground...

I could go on and on but it's falling upon deaf ears..

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post #18 of 20 Old 01-17-2012, 11:21 AM
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I'm not going to say anything, but the mare in the video is not the one this thread is about.

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post #19 of 20 Old 02-08-2012, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys . This thread is kinda old and I have already worked the problem out. She isn't really doing barrels anymore (the three year old) I mess around on them like once a week to exercise her mind a little (Walking and very slow trot) and I took her to the local barrel race last month to walk around an I entered her in barrels and jogged and just walked around the barrels. She is going to the barrel race this weekend to . (not running, probably gonna jog barrels again) so I just wanted to clear all that up.

The mare in the video is my FL cracker horse. That's why she looks so choppy, she is gaited. She usually does run straight towards third then curve into her first . I do t know why I didnt in that video. Usually I go to the arena once a week to practice.
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looks like Tequila1233 got banned....wounder how that happened?
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