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post #1 of 8 Old 04-17-2012, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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i worked splash today at the walk trot and canter... he seemed pleased and ready to do his job... i was amazed there was no fus and the only mistakes were at my fault telling him to whoa to soon! witch never happens with him!!! i got his teeth done the other day and it seems that that was a lot of our problem! crazy how much that can change a horse! it was the first time we worked barres in a year i took a video but it wount upload! does anyone have any games they play with there barrel horses to keep them interested in the sport i dont want him getting ring sour. or tips on getting him over noise while he runs? i have tryed playing a radeo while ridding didnt know if theres some good input out there for this guy!
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-18-2012, 01:46 AM
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This is a thread I started a few weeks ago, it has a lot of really good information that you can read through and a lot of advice and exercises that you can do with your horse without over doing the barrel pattern and make him sour. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.
Barrel Racing Exercises and Drills.


Having their teeth done regularly can make a big difference in your horse's attitude and willingness to work. When a horse is in any type of pain, you will most likely not get the results you want when training or showing and you could end up doing more damage than good for your horse.

As far as getting him used to the noise around the arena, especially in a show setting..it's just going to take time and seasoning.. You can do things at home, like playing the radio, or having flapping things or other noisy objects around the arena while riding him..but there isn't anything like actually being at a show and in that setting. It will just take him getting used to it without making it too much for him. Try to keep it fun at a show and keep his stress level as low as possible. You want a show to be a positive experience for both of you.

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This is a thread I started a few weeks ago, it has a lot of really good information that you can read through and a lot of advice and exercises that you can do with your horse without over doing the barrel pattern and make him sour. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.
Barrel Racing Exercises and Drills.


Having their teeth done regularly can make a big difference in your horse's attitude and willingness to work. When a horse is in any type of pain, you will most likely not get the results you want when training or showing and you could end up doing more damage than good for your horse.

As far as getting him used to the noise around the arena, especially in a show setting..it's just going to take time and seasoning.. You can do things at home, like playing the radio, or having flapping things or other noisy objects around the arena while riding him..but there isn't anything like actually being at a show and in that setting. It will just take him getting used to it without making it too much for him. Try to keep it fun at a show and keep his stress level as low as possible. You want a show to be a positive experience for both of you.

its funny, he has no problem with the bulls, witch hes never seen or the people, the rides ( our rodeos are usualy on fair grounds), new objects all togeather, he willingly will dive into rivers and go into corn (where he cannot see) or anything else ( i test him all the time on new things) hes calmer then all the seasoned barrel horses that i go with. witch is crazy to me ( but i think hes probably got more training then them... she starts them at 2 on barrels =S) i really believe its just music that freaks him out lol i started working with him moving faster and listening to me more around it instead of his *spook in place training* hopefully that helps! hes got to learn when to be a trail horse\ lesson horse and when to move! i was going to post a picture of him but im not sure witch url to use for photobucket so i uploded one in his album of what he looked like last race of last season if anyone cares to take a look its album of Splash. and i started reading your post on barrels right after i made my post. =) thanks!
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Yeah, it seems like he's just going to have to get used to it, and a little more seasoning should take care of it..

Little piece of advice.. You aren't supposed to wear bell boots on your horses back feet.. No big mistake, but they just aren't needed on the hind end.. The bell boots are worn on the front feet to make sure that their horse's hind feet don't over reach and clip their front feet..Having that boot there provides the protection against it if the horse does over reach, the boot protects the sensitive area on the back of their front hooves.

Here is a picture of what it's supposed to look like..It's also a good idea to wear hind boots on your horse. I don't on my sorrel mare because she has scarring on her hind legs and the boots irritate the scars.

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Yeah, it seems like he's just going to have to get used to it, and a little more seasoning should take care of it.
Little piece of advice.. You aren't supposed to wear bell boots on your horses back feet.. No big mistake, but they just aren't needed on the hind end.. The bell boots are worn on the front feet to make sure that their horse's hind feet don't over reach and clip their front feet..Having that boot there provides the protection against it if the horse does over reach, the boot protects the sensitive area on the back of their front hooves.

Here is a picture of what it's supposed to look like..It's also a good idea to wear hind boots on your horse. I don't on my sorrel mare because she has scarring on her hind legs and the boots irritate the scars.
I have since stopped putting them on his hind actualy I think that's the only time I have done it, I figured out that it wasn't doing anything but look pretty lol, but a lot of. People around here do that ill haveto tell them.... Thanks for your input :) we rode todaykinda ended crazy! But he really worked good around the barrels so imgoing to pull himoff for the week and do fun work with him trails. Ect. Long story short not sogood ridder decided to gallop...andthey jumped. Off so me and splash chased the horse down all is well
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That doesn't sound fun at all.. Glad everyone is okay though and Splash worked well for you.

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He always works well doing emergency things lol but yeah it was a bit crazy
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