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  • How tall should a barrel racing horse be
  • Can a barrel horse be 13.3hh

 
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    09-16-2010, 04:35 PM
  #11
Weanling
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Originally Posted by mliponoga    
Wow, that's impressive! I didn't know QH's could even get that tall without a lot of TB influence.
All you have to do is breed the biggest mares to the biggest stallions. People want tall horses mainly for barrel racing..... other western events seem to still have the shorter QHs
     
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    09-16-2010, 04:38 PM
  #12
Foal
Oh, they can! I had a friend way back in highschool who had a 17 hand high QH. (the 17hh qh's dam was my qh's full sister) They sold him to a gal who trained him in jumping. She actually competes quite a bit on him.

I recently traded off my QH, but he was/is 16 hands on the money with the long lean build. Everyone thought he was an apendix qh. He's not. He's fast, but lazy it was hard to get him to move. Gaming just wasn't "his thing".
     
    09-16-2010, 04:50 PM
  #13
Started
He was a truly awesome horse. I tried to buy him back once but they refused to sell. When I tracked him down again he was taken to the sale as they were done with him and he was a senior horse :(
     
    09-16-2010, 08:16 PM
  #14
Started
When I get bored I often times go onto dreamhorse.com and I like to look at all those 18 hand or taller horses. I found, and I kid you not, a 18 hand, yes true blue 18 hand pure bred Quarter Horse. He was bred to be a western pleasure horse. My eyes almost fell out of my head when I saw his height lol, I couldnt believe it. I wish his add was still up...
     
    09-17-2010, 12:42 AM
  #15
Weanling
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Originally Posted by reining girl    
When I get bored I often times go onto dreamhorse.com and I like to look at all those 18 hand or taller horses. I found, and I kid you not, a 18 hand, yes true blue 18 hand pure bred Quarter Horse. He was bred to be a western pleasure horse. My eyes almost fell out of my head when I saw his height lol, I couldnt believe it. I wish his add was still up...
At a pleasure show at my barn I saw an 18 hand horse, I know it had QH, but I don't know if it was full. Probably was. I know it won some that day, it just towered above all the 15 hand horses in the pen with it lol
     
    09-17-2010, 01:00 AM
  #16
Foal
I have a 4.5 month old hanoverian, and he is about 14.3+ he should finish between 17.3 and 18.2!! :S
     
    09-17-2010, 08:12 AM
  #17
Started
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Originally Posted by dressagediva    
I have a 4.5 month old hanoverian, and he is about 14.3+ he should finish between 17.3 and 18.2!! :S
Ah yes but this is about the Quarter horse breed where the average is 14.2-16hh. They NORMALLY do not produce giants. And Hanoverian's usually are between 15.2 and 16.3. The big heights are normally seen in drafts. Thoroughbreds are generally taller but the tend to be all wither so their backs are not so high so a little easier to mount :)

Enjoy your new baby. Should be a blast!
     
    09-17-2010, 12:16 PM
  #18
Started
I run apps, and the tallest one I owned was 15.3. The gelding we're running right now is 14.2 and almost as wide. I wouldn't want one too big for two reasons. First, most of the pens I run in are on the small side. Second, it's easier for a smaller horse to run poles. I'm not saying a big horse can't do it, it's just not as easy. 21 feet is not a lot of space when you're on a long-strided running horse.
     
    09-17-2010, 01:11 PM
  #19
Yearling
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Originally Posted by BarrelRacer86    
All you have to do is breed the biggest mares to the biggest stallions. People want tall horses mainly for barrel racing..... other western events seem to still have the shorter QHs
Oh I understand the concepts of the breeding, I've just always thought of QH's as ranging from about 13.3hh to maybe 16hh. So the question is where did these huge QH's come from that they got to reach 17hh. If you take even the tallest QH's at 16hh and 16hh how do you get 17hh. I guess somewhere they got luck and got 16.2hh out of two 16hh horses, and bred that 16.2hh horse to another lucky 16.2hh horse, and it kept going up. I've seen the tall QH's but I've always thought them to have TB in them because an appendix QH can be registered AQHA. And then you breed the appendix to another TB, and now they're 75% TB and 25% QH and you can still register them AQHA, and you can continue down the line to 99% TB and still be registered AQHA.

Also, though, people are wanting taller horses for barrels? I don't get that. The most successful barrel racing horses from what I've seen are short and stocky. A tall horse has a longer stride, but in those short distances a short stocky QH will take a TB anyday because of their off-the-line speed. Also, the shorter QH's can get down lower (turn and burn) and spin around that barrel where as a taller horse just isn't meant for that. They end up to top heavy IMO.
     
    09-17-2010, 01:25 PM
  #20
Started
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Originally Posted by mliponoga    
Also, though, people are wanting taller horses for barrels? I don't get that. The most successful barrel racing horses from what I've seen are short and stocky. A tall horse has a longer stride, but in those short distances a short stocky QH will take a TB anyday because of their off-the-line speed. Also, the shorter QH's can get down lower (turn and burn) and spin around that barrel where as a taller horse just isn't meant for that. They end up to top heavy IMO.
^^That's where training and quickness come into play.
     

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