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    05-02-2011, 09:56 AM
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Yearling
Pedigree for Barrel Racing?

Does this horse have the pedigree for barrel racing.

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I know it's not all about the pedigree and I've already heard this horse could be a barrel racer i'm just wanting to know if his pedigree backs him up. I'll add picture if anyone need to see him.
     
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    05-02-2011, 10:18 AM
  #2
Foal
I don't think pedigree has a whole lot to do with it. I am a fan of zippo, bar, and tnt lines but I have had horses that were none of the above and were excellent. Pictures will only show if he has the confirmation to do it. Its going to be in how willing he is and how much he likes it. If he is the type of horse that will give you 150% everytime you enter that ring. Is he a consistent horse or is he up and down. Then most importantly, you could have the best pedigree horse in the world and if you don't train it properly it would never be any good.. that's just my opinon. I think if you like the horse, his confirmation, and what he has to offer then his pedigree doesnt matter..
     
    05-02-2011, 10:28 AM
  #3
Yearling
I agree that the pedigree doesn't have everything to do with the horse. Really I don't think the pedigree even matters. It's more if the horse likes his job and is willing (like you said) to give 150% This horse has a sweet personality, but is kinda lazy. He hasn't been worked with much (Maybe all together 60-70 days riding and training.) But that was on the track.
     
    05-02-2011, 04:49 PM
  #4
Weanling
He has running bloodlines Easy Jet, Streakin Six, Top Moon, Lady Bugs Moon. Yes related, but those are lines people like in barrel racing. Those are acutaully well known names. Its not all about pedigree but it helps his value. If he likes barrels and is willing then that's even better. Sometimes lazy Is a good thing too, more laid back and not hyper is a plus to me.
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    05-03-2011, 08:14 AM
  #5
Weanling
Hes got some good lines further back. His dams side is weak though.
     
    05-04-2011, 06:37 AM
  #6
Weanling
Ok, well I guess I'm going to be the different opinion in this thread...

I think pedigree is very important. Especially nowadays.

I think your horse's pedigree is ok. Sire is stronger than the dam, but I like that the dam traces to Lady Bugs Moon. There's a lot of "run" on the dam's side. I just wish everything was pushed forward a couple generations. Streakin La Jolla was fast and produced a lot of great horses. He passed on his speed and ability. The hitch is, that while there is plenty of speed, there needs to be the proper conformation to allow all that speed to scrunch up and nail a turn.

I find it kinda neat... I, myself, have a horse that traces to Yesteryear x Bar Beau Bea.
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Judging by your horses pedigree alone, he should have enough speed to barrel race. Now, the missing pieces of the puzzle are the horses true ability, conformation, and heart. If your horse has all of those qualities, then with a great trainer, yes, your horse can be a successful barrel horse.
     
    05-04-2011, 02:19 PM
  #7
Foal
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Originally Posted by BarrelRacer86    
He has running bloodlines Easy Jet, Streakin Six, Top Moon, Lady Bugs Moon. Yes related, but those are lines people like in barrel racing. Those are acutaully well known names. Its not all about pedigree but it helps his value. If he likes barrels and is willing then that's even better. Sometimes lazy Is a good thing too, more laid back and not hyper is a plus to me.
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I agree with BarrelRacer - I prefer a calm, lazy horse you can always make a horse run. I hate to have the hot crazy barrel horse at the show. I would rather walk into the arena with a calm head down and an unassuming disposition then clean house. I don't want to walk in on hind legs and gunning to go.
     
    05-04-2011, 08:42 PM
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Started
My daughter's horse Sheldon is bred to run... pedigree isn't everything. Sheldon excels at WP :)
     

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