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    08-18-2013, 01:58 AM
Does this horse look like she may be good at barrel racing, pictures!

I have a mare who is about three and a half years old and about 13 hands tall, she can turn on a dime and loves to go fast. I was wondering if she has the build of a barrel racer??
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    08-18-2013, 07:01 PM
Not the greatest picture to judge from, but she looks to have a pretty decent body build can't really tell much on the legs though. :)
    08-19-2013, 12:55 AM
Green Broke
Hi Marie.

First of all, if you want us to give you a good critique, you've got to at least give us a good photo. That's a terrible conformation picture. No, I don't see any glaring issues from it, but it would be much better to get a photo of her from each side, with her standing square, as well as a front and back shot.

If she's 3 1/2 and only 13 hands, chances are she will be too small to be (let's say) a pro rodeo horse. Not to say she can't excel at another level, or make a nice kids pony, but she would need to be bigger (minimum 14 hands) to possibly be competitive at bigger levels.
    08-19-2013, 03:47 AM
Can't tell much from the picture but any horse can be good at something if you're willing to invest the time and effort into training him.
    08-19-2013, 08:57 AM
As others said take better photos. But I wanted to say don't let her size stop you, she's only 3 she'll grow a little more. I know to many 1D little horses and know a few highly competitive ponies that easily run with the horses and outrun alot of them, at the big shows against upper level horses.
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    08-20-2013, 12:01 AM
She doesn't like to stand still so it's hard to get good pictures but you guys are right, if I want you guys to be able to tell at all I need to get some better ones. She is short but she can turn on a dime and loves to go fast. She is not a pony she is a Morgan horse. I have no doubts that she will be capable of keeping up with the others. Thanks for the answers so far and I'll take your guys advice on the pictures.

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