PRACTICE TODAY! A-m-A-z_i_n-G!
   

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Western Riding > Barrel Racing

PRACTICE TODAY! A-m-A-z_i_n-G!

This is a discussion on PRACTICE TODAY! A-m-A-z_i_n-G! within the Barrel Racing forums, part of the Western Riding category

    Like Tree2Likes
    • 1 Post By barrelbeginner
    • 1 Post By QHriderKE

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        04-22-2012, 04:48 PM
      #1
    Green Broke
    Talking PRACTICE TODAY! A-m-A-z_i_n-G!

    Okay so I started to train my barrel horse about a month ago maybe more and I am so Happy with today's run! Yesterday I went with my friend to folleys and wished I would have brought my horse! So I know that its not the fastest run but we got a.......21 second run! Not at the arena just at my neighbors house! I just thought I would let people know because I am really happy with it! I think I might take him to a couple little shows just to get him used to it.. good idea?
    Barrels4Lyfe likes this.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        04-22-2012, 09:43 PM
      #2
    Green Broke
    That's really good that you're seeing progress. Just don't let it push you to want to push your horse too fast, that could set your progress back and sour him... Congrats on the improvement though! It's exciting.
         
        04-23-2012, 02:53 AM
      #3
    Green Broke
    Were you asking/pushing him for speed in this 21 second run?

    If so, I wouldn't do that.

    With only a month on the barrel pattern, speed shouldn't be in your mind yet. Making perfect patterns at the walk and trot (and potentially slow gallop) should be your number one priority, keeping your horse calm and collected the entire time.

    It's always a good idea to start hauling a horse to get them used to the sights and sounds of a barrel race or show, and even better if the show allows you to do exhibition practice runs. Again, don't go for speed yet. You have plenty of years ahead of you for that.
         
        04-26-2012, 12:41 PM
      #4
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by beau159    
    Were you asking/pushing him for speed in this 21 second run?

    If so, I wouldn't do that.

    With only a month on the barrel pattern, speed shouldn't be in your mind yet. Making perfect patterns at the walk and trot (and potentially slow gallop) should be your number one priority, keeping your horse calm and collected the entire time.

    It's always a good idea to start hauling a horse to get them used to the sights and sounds of a barrel race or show, and even better if the show allows you to do exhibition practice runs. Again, don't go for speed yet. You have plenty of years ahead of you for that.

    I don't think she was asking for speed....Selena could run a 21 easily with a month on the pattern and she never had speed. Granted she's only about two months now but you know....lol

    I do definitely agree though, SLOW, then fast.

    OP, congrats on your progress!
         
        04-26-2012, 02:24 PM
      #5
    Started


    Yay for good practices!

    I haven't worked the pattern for a couple weeks now, and I feel barrel deprived! I think I might have to take Peanut out for a ride and let her breeze the pattern for fun...
    GutsNGrits likes this.
         

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    I need to PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE WesternBella Western Riding 2 04-04-2012 09:47 PM
    Why is He Doing This When we Practice? poundinghooves Barrel Racing 11 07-08-2011 06:14 AM
    How can I get more practice? Clementine Horse Riding 7 10-30-2009 11:32 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:29 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0