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Ideas of how to get first run just as fast as second.

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        06-26-2013, 02:33 PM
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    Foal
    Ideas of how to get first run just as fast as second.

    So my mare has been doing super amazing with barrels this year. She is the type of horse that doesn't slow down for the barrels, she just tucks herself and turns tight. Honestly when it comes to the logistics of her runs, she is as good as it gets for how well she does the pattern. I can be first in most races just because she is so good at the pattern. The reason I don't win more races is the fact that she isn't a super big strided horse so she can't run as fast as some others. I'm quite ok with that because she does so well anyway.
    Now for the actual question... Some of the jackpots I go to do best out of 2 runs. Which works ok because her second run is always faster. She is often .6 seconds faster on her second run which makes a world of difference for winning :)
    The problem is that for the jackpots that only have one run, she can only make 2D. I have tried to use an over under to get her to run faster but it makes no difference. The only thing that sort of helps is to kiss to her around the barrels to get her to keep running full out to the next one.

    I am hoping that someone has some ideas because I am totally stumped and would like it if she would go harder the first run so that I wouldn't need the second one to place better.
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        06-26-2013, 07:49 PM
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    Green Broke
    Run an exhibition before the jackpot?
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        06-26-2013, 09:23 PM
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    Foal
    I'd make an exhibition run. That way, her first actual run would really be her second run of the day. Or, when you warm up, do some exercises that get her woken up and really ready to go. I had a horse that was always slower his first time out so I had to do a lot of quicker stuff to get him going. One of my favorites is roll backs; I would do some and really make him hustle out of the turn to get his feet going before I ran.
         
        06-26-2013, 09:26 PM
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    Banned
    I'm a reiner......BUT I find when I want to wake my guy up I start running along the fence and doing rollbacks, it seems to jiggle their brain around enough to wake them up
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        06-27-2013, 10:44 AM
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    Foal
    Great I will definitely try the rollbacks and faster warm up work. Now that you mentioned it, it seems so obvious. She does feel way slower in response for warm up before the first run than she does before the second one.
    The places that offer exhibition runs I will do that but some places don't offer that.
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        06-27-2013, 11:33 AM
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    Green Broke
    My old barrel horse was the exact same way. He'd always run a couple tenths faster on his second run.

    So if there were exhibitions runs, I would do one.

    Another thing that I noticed a difference for him was Finish Line Ultra Fire. It kinda gave him a bit more energy in his runs. So you could consider some sort of supplement like that.
         

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