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    09-03-2011, 10:09 PM
  #11
Banned
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Originally Posted by beau159    
And yes she is turning more on her front end than back end around the barrels. That's due to a soreness issue we've been having with laminitis; she should have been shoed this year but our usual farrier moved to Texas and the other one was over an hour drive due to flooded closed roads (I'da paid anyway .... but my parents didn't want to .... but she needs to be shoed).

Anywho..... ignoring everything else, I wanted to show the neck reining!!
Barrel Race Edgeley Jacob Long Memorial Horse Show Bethany Crinkle - YouTube
OT, I know, but you can really tell how sore and lame she is. Did your vet clear her to be run on barrels? You know that the concussive front-end action of barrel racing can be really hard on a laminitic horse, right, causing further detachment and rotation of the coffin bone? I just don't want you to hurt your horse....
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    09-04-2011, 02:05 PM
  #12
Foal
Didnt know there was a wrong way
     
    09-04-2011, 10:01 PM
  #13
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by bubba13    
OT, I know, but you can really tell how sore and lame she is. Did your vet clear her to be run on barrels? You know that the concussive front-end action of barrel racing can be really hard on a laminitic horse, right, causing further detachment and rotation of the coffin bone? I just don't want you to hurt your horse....
I agree 100% with you. She needs veterinary help, special shoeing, and special treatment. But it is my mom's horse and my folks don't spend money on the horses; mostly per my dad, anyway. To him, even a $100 vet bill is too much to spend on a horse when they clearly are not dying. :roll: I've tried to convince them to take the necessary steps with my mom's horse but I'm mostly talking to the wall. I'd take her to the vet myself but my parents are still supporting me while I finish grad school, so I have no income. My horse also needs a vet visit too but he isn't going to get one until I can pay for it myself.

The horses get their yearly vaccinations and their needed deworming per year. That's it. Convincing dad to spend any more money beyond that doesn't work. *sigh*
     
    09-04-2011, 10:07 PM
  #14
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by 1RedHorse    
Say what? Lol.

I've never heard or seen anyone pull that far inward...


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I couldnt imaging pulling to my buckle...itd be almost like a 1 rein stop cue
As I said, it is not so much as a pull toward the belt buckle (you are not physically touching your hand to your belt buckle, just going in that direction), but a twist of the wrist outward which creates a direct rein pull and a supportive outside rein.

I learned this technique at a Lynn McKenzie barrel clinic a few years back.

So if we are making a left turn, you have your right hand on the saddle horn to wedge yourself snug against your right elbow (trying to keep your body as still and stable as possible). And your left hand stays in an imaginary "box" around your saddle horn. You are holding the rein with your left palm down. When you want to cue your horse, you twist your wrist so that the pinky finger side of your hand moves to the right, and the thumb finger side of your hand moves to the left --- essentially twisting your wrist so that your hand is now palm side up. As you create this twist with your hand, you are slightly pulling in the direction of your belt buckle.

The twisting gives mostly a direct rein cue only, but the fact of your hand position also still provide a supporting outside rein (if you need it).

Granted I don't exactly do this perfectly on every turn but that's the jist of it.
     
    09-04-2011, 10:14 PM
  #15
Weanling
Hmmm interesting.
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    09-13-2011, 06:41 PM
  #16
Green Broke
Really, over the whole hands thing.
You should barely even have to pull your hand anywhere. You pull it up to your hip, up to your belt buckle will cause you to give indirect cues.
But I agree beau, all horses are different. My barrel horse freaks if you give her no cues around the first barrel, but then you have to let her run the rest of it by herself. Then, my gelding was just a total dumby on the pattern and had to be pushed her and kicked there and yada yada yada:P
     

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