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post #11 of 30 Old 06-28-2012, 12:05 AM
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Hours on the pattern aren't a way to get consistency, it's a way to make a horse sour..Consistency comes with time and seasoning..Not time spent running the pattern over and over again.
By hours I meant seasoning, slow work, etc. Not running the pattern over and over again. I'm having to retrain the consequences of THAT right now... And let me tell you, it isnt pretty. (Just FYI, it wasnt me that blew her up.)

I also misread the 2010. I thought it said 2012... O.o oops.

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I've watched a few more videos of the girl on 2 other horses running barrels at the same place. It seems like she ran a little off with them also?


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By hours I meant seasoning, slow work, etc. Not running the pattern over and over again. I'm having to retrain the consequences of THAT right now... And let me tell you, it isnt pretty. (Just FYI, it wasnt me that blew her up.)
I just wanted to clarify for you, things have to be clearly worded out over the internet.. Just had to clear it up..

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I've watched a few more videos of the girl on 2 other horses running barrels at the same place. It seems like she ran a little off with them also?
Huh..Maybe that's just her riding style? If you don't like big pockets or aren't used to them it will probably take a good bit of work and time getting used to that style, if you don't want to work on making tighter turns and smaller pockets with the mare you're looking at..I personally don't like the big pockets, she could cut her time a good bit if she didn't go so wide.. The horses are definitely nice though.

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I just wanted to clarify for you, things have to be clearly worded out over the internet.. Just had to clear it up..
I'm glad you did lol. Thanks.

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You're welcome..It's easy to misread things like that and beginners will take it and run with it..
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PASS. For $7500 you can find alot better. This mare is strung up and strung out. For $9500 I can put you in a solid 1D horse that made the finals at All American Youth last weekend. This mare is a blow up waiting to happen.
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1RedHorse,

Thanks for your honest reply. That is what I was looking for really. I was trying to figure out if this horse worth $7500 or if should I keep looking. I wasn't originally looking to go over $5000, but I am still trying to decide how much I want to spend. If I spend that much I want to make sure that they are worth it. I don't want to drop a bunch of cash just because it makes the horse seem like it is good to go because they put a high price on her.

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Well so much for trying her out! They weren't there the first time I showed up and the second time we agreed on they ended up not being able to make it either. I will still go see them Monday just to check out their place for possible boarding but I am not getting a first impression (although sometimes that can change once you get to know someone).
Anyway I came upon another horse that I would like to try out. He is right here too. Would love your feedback! Thanks guys!

Description: Asking $7500

Was trained for Barrel Racing. Best time is 17.2. Was put back into training and will track cows.
Worked the Cattle Sale. Very handy in loping circles in the correct lead.
Excellent trail horse and will travel at the walk. Will go through water. Gentle sweet horse that you can mount and dismount on either side.
Anyone can ride this horse that knows how to ride. He has an INCREDIBLE disposition. He is sweet, loving, and READY TO PLEASE! His conformation is magnificent and his head is beautiful. Willing to work with the right person. This horse is THE REAL DEAL!!


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post #19 of 30 Old 06-30-2012, 01:27 PM
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Lol Ill sell you a better trained project horse for 2500. I HATE long sale videos with no barrel work or runs in them. For $7500 I better see a competition video of the horse winning something.

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I just wanted to clarify for you, things have to be clearly worded out over the internet.. Just had to clear it up..



Huh..Maybe that's just her riding style? If you don't like big pockets or aren't used to them it will probably take a good bit of work and time getting used to that style, if you don't want to work on making tighter turns and smaller pockets with the mare you're looking at..I personally don't like the big pockets, she could cut her time a good bit if she didn't go so wide.. The horses are definitely nice though.
I'm the opposite. I actually like the larger pockets, though not insanely so. Over the years I've heard quite a few theories on the advantages and disadvantages of your pocket size. I myself grew up worshipping Martha Josey, and tend to keep my pockets wider. I've heard that a wider pocket allows the horse to keep a more consistent speed instead of chopping it up trying to cut a barrel closer. I've also heard of tear drop pockets being better and some people just like to skim the rim as close as possible.

My opinion on the first horse and rider is that the rider isn't pushing through on her barrels. If she's going to commit to going wide, then she needs to push the speed on through on those barrels. Especially the first. And I don't like how she ran in, made a huge circle, then began her pattern. There isn't a real advantage to that and the horse just learns to blow into the arena. I prefer to walk my horses in (meaning the alley) calmly, even walk a couple of circles, stop, look ahead at the pattern, and ONLY go when I decide I'm ready to start the pattern.

I agree with the opinions, the price is WAY too high for a non-consistent runner. With some time and going back to the basics, I think that mare could be nice.

And for over $7000, I'd expect her to have a trim as well. o_O

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