I have a 4 year old QH filly that I am thinking about using on barrels. Of course, my trainer is telling me no, just for the fact that there are SO many barrel racers out there and it's impossible to get anywhere, but I'd still like to train her for it so she can be just a more all around horse:P He thinks she would be good at it, but yeah.
On her dam's papers, she goes back to Three Bars, Raise A Native (one of only three horses to win the Travlers, Belmont, and Preakness Stakes races...or was that Native Dancer? Either way, there are there hahah); lots of racing on the bottom side, western pleasure and cutting on the top side.
Here is a link to her sire's pedigree La Roan Ranger Quarter Horse
I've been told to look for a horse with racing and cutting, so you get the speed and a horse that really "chases" the barrel.
She is a grade, even though both of her parents are registered QH's. We were new to horses when my mare was bred, and we had no idea the breeder went behind the owners back to breed my horse. So, no stud report was ever filed.
Sorry these pics kinda suck, they were from last year and the only ones I have on this particular computer.
So do you think she looks like she might be good at it?