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post #1 of 7 Old 08-22-2010, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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slow starts

Hi all i have a mare who is a good barrel racing the only problem are her starts they are slow then after the first turn she's a rocket help please

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-22-2010, 11:17 PM
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Practice sprints. Not just walk to canter...walk to full gallop. No turning just sprints. When you lay your legs on her, you want her blasting out.

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post #3 of 7 Old 08-23-2010, 05:49 AM Thread Starter
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thanks sorry about my bad grammar i was sleepy

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post #4 of 7 Old 08-23-2010, 01:53 PM
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I agree with corniowalk. Also you could just set up first barrel but a little more in the center, run in and turn and run like you are going to second then run on the rail and when you get to the gate don't slow down just go to the barrel again and do the same thing.

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post #5 of 7 Old 08-23-2010, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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thanks i tried it then did normal barrels and got 15.98sec thank you

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post #6 of 7 Old 11-13-2010, 04:22 PM
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I used to have the same problem. I put the first barrel father ahead and a little into the center of the arena, it helped soo much. After I started this exersize, I took off 2 seconds of my regular time!!! The only problem is, you don't want to do this exersize to often, I did it about 1-2 times a week. It helps if you have a larger arena too.
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post #7 of 7 Old 11-21-2010, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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thanks guys the problem is gone now i trained her to a voice command
and shes going great at our first rodeo with out 50 really good junior barrel racers when came third the winning time was 12seconds

Crystal paint QH ASH Arab mare. Angel bay Brumby mare, Clyde bay clydie cross gelding, Gerry white welshie gelding.
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