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post #31 of 41 Old 02-04-2013, 01:54 PM
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post #32 of 41 Old 02-04-2013, 03:37 PM
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Starlite is a coming 13 yr old Standardbred/QH mare. She's the best barrel horse I could ask for and always tries her heart out. We do gaming and I can't tell you how many times I have no idea what a certain pattern is until we get to the show, she has no idea...so I study it until we're up and we go in there and she never misses a beat.



She loves weaving, poles and straightline are her favorite events.






You just gotta watch out, though, she gets kinda crazy in between classes...LOL! I've never seen a horse that go can from ready to run to ready to nap within seconds. She knows the routine...she knows after she runs she gets to nap until it's time to go again. This is me being amazed by the fact my pepsi can fits perfectly on my saddle horn (and naturally taking a picture of it) and her just hanging out in between classes.



passion is when you put more energy into something than is required to do it. it is more than just enthusiasm or excitement, passion is ambition that is materialized into action to put as much heart, mind, body and soul into something as is possible. // <3 starlite - dream - lady - georgia
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post #33 of 41 Old 02-04-2013, 03:43 PM
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And this may be my prospect...we bought her as a weanling, she is a coming 2 yr old so we'll see how it goes. She is a paint, QH on her sires side and TB on her dams side.

I am going to start her off pleasure to get her used a calm showing atmosphere and unless she is an absolutely amazing pleasure horse, she will try her hoof at barrels when she is older






passion is when you put more energy into something than is required to do it. it is more than just enthusiasm or excitement, passion is ambition that is materialized into action to put as much heart, mind, body and soul into something as is possible. // <3 starlite - dream - lady - georgia
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post #34 of 41 Old 02-07-2013, 09:32 PM
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Haha! That pepsi on the saddle horn thing cracks me up!

I tried that with my coffee this weekend and ended up spilling it all over the front of Selena's neck and my lap. Luckily it was too cold for it to remain hot after it came from the pot!

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #35 of 41 Old 02-08-2013, 05:16 PM
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This is my son's barrel/all-around pony, Billy (aka Not A Cow). He's a 14 Y/O POA with a typical pony attitude. But somehow he's a gem for my son (most of the time). I bought him off the dairy farm where I used to work just because I was sure he was going to founder or something worse. He was pastured with yearling heifers and was eating silage, rich alfalfa hay, and about 8 lbs of sweet feed every day. Needless to say, he was a ponypotomous! My poor son has had to earn his ride with this guy, but they are now inseperable. And the pony is beginning to offer him some amazing speed! I have a feeling that this year will be a good one for them.







And this is my horse, Patron (yes, like the tequilla). He's a 10 Y/O OTTB gelding with some serious anxiety issues. I bought him to be my next dressage horse, but his brain isn't wired that way. I trotted him around the barrels one day last summer and found that he LOVES it. Went from tense and spooking to calm and focused immediately. So I've switched over to the "dark side" and am giving contesting a try. He's currently loping the barrels and trotting the poles. Hope to get him out to some local shows this year for at least the exhibition classes.



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post #36 of 41 Old 02-08-2013, 07:04 PM
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I don't own a barrel horse or run barrels, but I'm really enjoying this thread :)

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post #37 of 41 Old 02-08-2013, 07:13 PM
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Well, he`s not a barrel horse & I don`t barrel race, however I did do it once to support the local riding club....so Scotty filled in....
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post #38 of 41 Old 02-08-2013, 07:33 PM
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This is my son's barrel/all-around pony, Billy (aka Not A Cow). He's a 14 Y/O POA with a typical pony attitude. But somehow he's a gem for my son (most of the time). I bought him off the dairy farm where I used to work just because I was sure he was going to founder or something worse. He was pastured with yearling heifers and was eating silage, rich alfalfa hay, and about 8 lbs of sweet feed every day. Needless to say, he was a ponypotomous! My poor son has had to earn his ride with this guy, but they are now inseperable. And the pony is beginning to offer him some amazing speed! I have a feeling that this year will be a good one for them.







And this is my horse, Patron (yes, like the tequilla). He's a 10 Y/O OTTB gelding with some serious anxiety issues. I bought him to be my next dressage horse, but his brain isn't wired that way. I trotted him around the barrels one day last summer and found that he LOVES it. Went from tense and spooking to calm and focused immediately. So I've switched over to the "dark side" and am giving contesting a try. He's currently loping the barrels and trotting the poles. Hope to get him out to some local shows this year for at least the exhibition classes.



HFhopper...your post cracked me up. I love how you described your son's pony. They look really cute together. My daughter is almost 9 and she earns her lopes out of her ride too. Her boy is 31 and prefers low gear. She gets it out of him somehow though. She runs barrels and poles on him. I love being able to share this with my kids. My daughter is living my childhood dream since I didn't get started until I was about 14.
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post #39 of 41 Old 02-18-2013, 09:18 AM
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Dirty Rose: my first real horse i could do anything with her maening anything shed go anywhere you asked withoit hesitation shes 5 this spring and honestly the best hirse ive ever had, she cant be used for speed anymore until furthure notice she hurt her ankle.

DayKota: this is my gelding my dad got me, he has a long life story and it almost ending with slaughter until i found him. He is starting on barrels and will be going to show this summer in all speed classes and western pleasure
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post #40 of 41 Old 02-18-2013, 12:31 PM
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This is my gaming prospect, we're waiting for the ground to de snow and de mud to begin her. She's a 7 year old APHA mare and about 90% deaf. Sweetest mare I've met, but I'll be ****ed if she isn't one of the most nimble things on legs that I've seen. And FAST.
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