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post #21 of 32 Old 12-18-2011, 11:58 PM
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I had mine vet checked... He gave me the okay....but I'm sure I will get he wasn't a good enough vet then.
No, just about every vet will tell you that you're horse can do it. YOU have to be the one responsible for you're horse and know when enough is enough and to respect that boundary. I know, from personal experience, and Sierrams1123 as well, that we run with a girl who has a horse is a genetic conformation problem that runs the crap out of her horse, and he'll eventually have to be PTS from it, against the advice of her vet, parents, and peers..It's the owners responsibility to know when to take a step back and look at your horse for what s/he is able to do and not do.
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post #22 of 32 Old 12-19-2011, 12:20 AM
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DrumRunner is right about the responsibility of the owner to protect the horse, and also the necessity of better photos to accurately gauge conformation. That said, I see a well-built horse, not a record beater at barrels. Pretty fine-boned in the hind, but seems structurally sound enough. Does she always point that right front, though? And as she as cut out behind the knees as the photos make her appear? And when did I achieve the undeserved title of resident expert?
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post #23 of 32 Old 12-19-2011, 12:25 AM
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And when did I achieve the undeserved title of resident expert?
You are very good with conformation and always tell the truth about a horse without sugar coating it..
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post #24 of 32 Old 12-19-2011, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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Well... I just got back in from trying to take some better pictures.... no luck. She was either always standing on un-level ground or not standing square or wouldn't leave me alone long enough to get far enough away to get a good picture! Then it started raining AND my battery died. I'll have to try again when I have a helper, who knows when that will be.

She does turn in her right front occasionally but not all the time. She also does it from time to time on her right rear. I can get her pretty straight when I get her standing good and square though, so it may be laziness... but she does have a pretty bad scar on her right front knee from before I got her, she doesn't seem to have any soundness issues from it and our vet has never found any problems so I don't really know what kind of injury that was or how that could possibly cause problems.

I do know that if we decide to run barrels we will first have to train for it so we can take it slow and if we notice any unsoundness issues we would obviously stop. Just for fun, this is what I found when I went out for the pictures.... Sleeping Beauty :)
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No, just about every vet will tell you that you're horse can do it. YOU have to be the one responsible for you're horse and know when enough is enough and to respect that boundary. I know, from personal experience, and Sierrams1123 as well, that we run with a girl who has a horse is a genetic conformation problem that runs the crap out of her horse, and he'll eventually have to be PTS from it, against the advice of her vet, parents, and peers..It's the owners responsibility to know when to take a step back and look at your horse for what s/he is able to do and not do.
I am responsible for my horse. He is well taken care of and we do playdays for fun. . . Walk...trot...I do not run the crap out of my horse. He tears it up in the pasture harder than I would ever think of pushing him. MY vet told me it is better to have him out exercising and staying healthy than doing nothing with him. Maybe I should stall him so he can't tear it up in the pasture either. But thank you for the input. :)

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I am responsible for my horse. He is well taken care of and we do playdays for fun. . . Walk...trot...I do not run the crap out of my horse. He tears it up in the pasture harder than I would ever think of pushing him. MY vet told me it is better to have him out exercising and staying healthy than doing nothing with him. Maybe I should stall him so he can't tear it up in the pasture either. But thank you for the input. :)
You are like talking with a brick wall, I'm not trying to argue with you or point you out in any way. I just stated out MY feelings towards all horse owners...Stop trying to make everything about you and you're horse. If you want to talk about your horse, go start your own thread. This one was started by the OP for a critique on HER horse.
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You are like talking with a brick wall, I'm not trying to argue with you or point you out in any way. I just stated out MY feelings towards all horse owners...Stop trying to make everything about you and you're horse. If you want to talk about your horse, go start your own thread. This one was started by the OP for a critique on HER horse.
I was trying to make a point to the OP...that her horse does not have to have near perfect confirmation to be able to go out and have fun running barrels...and that her mare will not get her laughed out of the arena. When you commented......"Why would you hurt a horse, whose conformation is lacking, by making it do something it's body just isn't built for. That doesn't make sense to me." I am just trying to point out that even a horse lacking in confirmation can be barrel raced for fun without hurting them. It is great exercise for them. Then YOU Pointed out ME. "YOU have to be the one responsible for you're horse and know when enough is enough and to respect that boundary." You, also are like talking to a brick wall.
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Once again, Your horse is beautiful. She looks strong. You should try her out at barrel racing and see if y'all like it. Train...start out slow and see how she does. You will not get laughed out of the arena with her. Good luck OP :)



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Then YOU Pointed out ME. "YOU have to be the one responsible for you're horse and know when enough is enough and to respect that boundary." You, also are like talking to a brick wall.
My post was directed at "YOU" meaning any owner of any horse. Period.

You presume to think that everything has been about you and your horse. You came into the thread with a bad attitude and very sarcastic. I will say that I'm probably one of the most sarcastic people on the whole forum, but you dear aren't being funny sarcastic, you are thinking everything is about you and you're dead wrong.



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I think it's important to ask also are you trying to take her to the NFR or go pro on her or were you looking to do local barrel racing? I once had a paint gelding that had horrible confirmation..... but he turned out to be a nice playday horse. :)
If you would have taken the time to pay attention to the OP you would have seen that she had already posted her hopes for the horse, and the fact that if she did well on him she would like to climb the ranks.

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I had mine vet checked... He gave me the okay....but I'm sure I will get he wasn't a good enough vet then.
Again here, you assumed I was talking about you when I wasn't. Yes, I quoted you but my answer was directed at the OP, you know, the person who started the thread, that we are answering.



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I am responsible for my horse. He is well taken care of and we do playdays for fun. . . Walk...trot...I do not run the crap out of my horse. He tears it up in the pasture harder than I would ever think of pushing him. MY vet told me it is better to have him out exercising and staying healthy than doing nothing with him. Maybe I should stall him so he can't tear it up in the pasture either. But thank you for the input. :)
Where exactly did I tell you what you should do with your horse for you to come back and say that you should stall him? Where did I say that you don't take care of your horse? Please stop trying to start an argument in the thread and use sarcasm to hide behind because you can't come up with relevant things to say besides acting like a child.

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Thanks everyone for your input!! I'm sure you'll see me on here again with more questions (possibly silly ones) and when/if we compete I'll def. Be posting about it! I'm sure I'll be proud/excited no matter how well we do!

Again, thanks everyone!
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You're welcome. No one here minds silly questions, that's the only way you'll get answers.

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