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    09-20-2011, 09:47 PM
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slow or fast??

I'm competing on my friend's 14 year old Tennessee Walker gelding in the Lampeter Fair. I did compete with him in the E-town Fair, but it got cancelled halfway through, so I never got to participate in pole bending and barrel racing. But now i'm competing in pole bending and barrel racing at the lampeter Fair, and I have practiced on pole bending and barrel racing for about 2 or 3 months now, and the horse has gotten better, but he isn't very fast. But at the show, while I was warming him up, he was very fiery, even though it was hot out. Do you think he'll go faster at the fair or should I just pull out??
     
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    09-20-2011, 09:58 PM
  #2
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A walking horse isn't really made to run barrels or poles but really, it's about the fun right? Is it a huge entry fee? If it were me, I might do it just to be there...
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    09-20-2011, 10:13 PM
  #3
Foal
There are lots of Tennessee Walkers that compete and do well in different disciplines, but anyway, it's only $5 for each class, and yes I'm only there for the experience and the fun. So thank you!
     
    09-20-2011, 10:15 PM
  #4
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I agree TWH are not what I would call a "runner" but if your just doing it for fun then why not? If you are doing it to win then you should look for a different horse more of the breed that is used for running like the good ole QH!
     
    09-21-2011, 06:07 PM
  #5
Trained
If the horse is not going fast at home it will not automatically go faster while competing. If anything, he is going to get more flustered because he knows you are excited and senses the atmosphere from everyone else too.

If its just a fun thing, go for it. Remember though, tight turns are more valuable than long flat stretch. You can be running like the dickens, but if you blow out every barrel twenty feet someone can walk the pattern faster than you. Learned that the hard way when I pushed my anglo arabian to go faster than he was ready.
     
    09-21-2011, 11:43 PM
  #6
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The part that bothers me is that you're jacking up a friend's TWH to run in an event he was never meant to do. Once you get them hot--"fiery"--like that, they tend not to come back, and they're really never the same that they were before. Over running is just about the best and fastest way to wreck a horse for good.
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    09-22-2011, 01:59 AM
  #7
Trained
Easy Bubba, I don't believe the wording is doing the situation justice. Any breed can run barrels, any breed may even take home a little prize or placing at some lower level things.

When she describes the horse being "Fiery", that doesnt strike me as a problem. I have known many TWHs who have been "Fiery" in the warmup pen who have never seen a barrel or pole in their lives.
     
    09-25-2011, 12:39 AM
  #8
Foal
The horse I ride could do barrels and then turn around and complete a walk/trot/jog class. And he is not fiery at all. I've been practicing him in poles and barrels for about 2 and a half months now maybe even 3 months, and I admit, he is a lot more faster when you want him to be, but he never tries to canter while you're trotting, or trot while you're walking. When you tell him to go, he goes. When you tell him to stop, he stops.
     
    09-25-2011, 12:42 AM
  #9
Foal
And also, this horse was first used as a ranch horse, then a cutting/cow horse, then a camp horse, and now a gaming horse. He is a great horse! And I am not "jacking up" a friend's horse. LIke I said, I have been training him in barrels and poles for about 3 months now, and he has improved ALOT
     

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