questions - Barrels - Page 3
 
 

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

questions - Barrels

This is a discussion on questions - Barrels within the Barrel Racing forums, part of the Western Riding category
  • Horse trained strictly on barrels?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-26-2010, 03:09 AM
  #21
Trained
I am a firm believer of barrel horses being trained in reining first. I see so many barrel horses nowadays with NO LEG, NO NECK REIN, and NO BRAKES! Basically they are trained to run like hell and never stop. God forbid the top trainers fade away to THIS technique of the next generation. Ugh it makes me mad.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    06-26-2010, 11:46 PM
  #22
Yearling
Not many of the barrel racers I know are trained in reining. And these are people going to NBHA worlds every year that have also trained with Martha Josey. My mare isn't reining trained, and while I do think that it is extremely helpful, she doesn't need it. She neck reins, rollbacks, has the best brakes of all the runners on our local circuit, and goes almost completely off my leg.
     
    06-27-2010, 12:06 AM
  #23
Trained
The best barrel hroses I have ever seen have at least 30 reining days on them. The barrel horses that are going on to the NFR and NBHA worlds are trained as barrel horses and barrel horses only. When a barrel horse is trained in reining, they have all tended to be calmer, more responsive, and have a lot better temperment. I know nearly all the barrel horses in my area are trained in reining first and they win win win, while the ones who aren't don't place as often.

I don't care how fast your horse is. If a barrel horse is crazy, I don't want to be near it. That's why I like the reining training. All my reiners are trained secondary in barrel racing or pole bending.

And I have gone to the NFR to watch nearly every year. Every barrel horse I've seen there has been jumping out of their skin, even when I went perusing the trailers. But there was one little reining mare there who stood calmly at the trailer, calmly at the alley, and ran calmly the entire time.

You can train your barrel horses however you want. But I want my barrel horses to be like that little filly.
     
    06-27-2010, 01:14 AM
  #24
Yearling
Where did I say any of these horses are crazy? They aren't. They all walk calmly into the gate, and walk right back out of the gate. They all stand nicely at the trailer. I also said that it is a GOOD thing to start with reining training, but that not many people that I personally know do it. They train strictly for barrels and they win everything. I personally cannot afford to send my horse out to a trainer, and I have no clue how to train a reiner. I do, however, know how to train a barrel horse. So I have, and I am. My mare falls asleep between classes, as do many of the others I run with.
     
    06-27-2010, 01:51 AM
  #25
Trained
Good for you, then. I didn't mean to say all barrel horses are crazy, but if you're hoenst you would see that almost all of them are.
     
    06-27-2010, 01:55 AM
  #26
Yearling
I never said they weren't. 90% of barrel horses are insane. I was just pointing out that just because a horse doesn't have a reining foundation doesn't mean it's crazy or doesn't have talent. While I agree with the reining foundation and wish that I could send Chopper out for 30 days, for now I'm doing just fine. I did just fine with Annie and I'll continue a tried and true method that I have created.
     
    06-27-2010, 01:59 AM
  #27
Trained
And I never said every horse should have a reining foundation. I'm just saying I want all of my barrel horses to have it because it helps more than most people realize.
     
    06-27-2010, 03:21 PM
  #28
Yearling
And I agreed with you. Honestly, even though you are very knowledgable I still think you(as well as I, mind you) have a heck of alot more to learn. You are young, and from your posts you make it sound like you know the best way to do anything and everything and what you say is best, which is not always true. It's also not always true for me, either. I know what works for one horse may not work for another.
     
    06-28-2010, 04:57 PM
  #29
Trained
My horse has never been sent to a professional trainer. He is calm, quiet, and level headed. However, I have taken lessons on him. I've ridden him WP, Polo, Drill, endurance, cows, and taken some dressage lessons on him. I keep his mind busy and keep him off the pattern.

When I take him out, he wins. He also doesn't kill me.
Reining training is nice. But personally, I think any strong foundation with tons of consistency and focus on keeping your horse FRESH is going to help.
     
    06-28-2010, 06:57 PM
  #30
Started
Quote:
Originally Posted by SorrelHorse    
I am a firm believer of barrel horses being trained in reining first. I see so many barrel horses nowadays with NO LEG, NO NECK REIN, and NO BRAKES! Basically they are trained to run like hell and never stop. God forbid the top trainers fade away to THIS technique of the next generation. Ugh it makes me mad.
Posted via Mobile Device
I had no idea anyone else on this forum had this idea. Every single barrel horse that I own has at least thirty days of reining training, if not more.

People always tell me that is a dumb idea, but when I let people ride around on my horse that has been through reining training, compared to their horse that has not, there is a noticeable difference.

Not to mention, my horses aren't prancy or insane in the gait.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Starting Barrels Chess46 Western Riding 11 10-16-2009 07:28 PM
OMG Barrels!!! dreamrideredc Western Riding 4 09-23-2009 08:40 PM
Australian Barrels... brookelovesparelli Western Riding 8 05-27-2009 01:29 AM
Me and Clippy doing barrels!!! morganshow11 Horse Videos 127 04-24-2009 07:52 PM
barrels? chika1235 Western Riding 11 01-26-2009 07:15 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:10 AM.


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