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post #51 of 125 Old 03-16-2013, 11:57 PM
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Bahahahahaha....you people.
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post #52 of 125 Old 03-17-2013, 07:51 AM
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I didn't know jumping had less stress than turning a circle-- a horse whos several hundred pounds projecting all of its weight from its hind legs 3+ foot into the air, then landing on its several hundred pound body, with just its forelegs..

If I can cut a 1000 pound cow (doing 100x's more strenuous manuvers than a simple barrel turn) rope that cow, and my horse come to a sliding stop with his several hundred pound body, and the cattle's several hundred pound body, then hold it there to be doctored, I'm going to go ahead and say its way more strenuous than running barrels on the grass.. and yes, I do have help btw. ;)

I have run the barrel pattern full-blast in 2' of water.. Last year at the local rodeo the arena was slop and the girls ran full blast in the MUD-- way more strenuous than the grass, and no one walked away with any injury.

So I don't see any valid point in why barrels in the grass are bad, except you might slip after a rainy day.. did I mention I had a horse crush my leg in a well kept arena?

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APPLES TO ORANGES PEOPLE.

Every single discipline puts some sort of stress on a horses body. The entire point of this thread- is it bad to run barrels on grass. Not a pissing contest of which discipline is more strenuous on a horse.

No, RUNNING barrels on grass is a very bad idea. I've used bad ground in slow work before but never to run. Like Barrelracinglvr said- it's horrible on their hocks and can teach bad habits like diving bc a horse has to compensate so their ass won't slip out from under them.
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Not apples to oranges-- If I can cut a cow on grass, you should be able to turn a circle pattern--if you can't, I would check the horses health.. the op said they didnt run literally she 'ran the pattern' as in she did the pattern.. there is nothing wrong with loping in the grass, your horse isnt going to get a flat tire from it-- don't be silly.

And like I said-- I've had a horse crush my leg in an arena with ideal footing--lets be logical here.

I can jerk down a cow in the wet swampy grass, you should be able to lope on it.. its not going to hurt, I promise..
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Just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you should.

My open rodeo horse can run a pattern in the pasture and jerk a steer....doesn't mean Im enough of an idiot to do it even more than once LOL.

So just because "this one time at band camp..." Something happened you're an expert on footing??! I've had horses fall on top of me from slipping....etc etc and I'm still smart enough to know a good dirt arena is healthier and more conductive ALL DAY EVERYDAY than grass LOL.

Once again just because you're a badass and can "cut cows" on grass doesnt mean you should....and regularly RUNNING barrels on grass is NEVER something I would do.

I board at a highly successful ropers barn....and he's not stupid enough either to rope on grass.
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If I'm being snarky I apologize it just irks me that people have one or two experiences and BAM know everything.

I've been doing this for 17 years and I'm still learning. Everyone is a pro on the Internet LOL
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Just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you should.

My open rodeo horse can run a pattern in the pasture and jerk a steer....doesn't mean Im enough of an idiot to do it even more than once LOL.

So just because "this one time at band camp..." Something happened you're an expert on footing??! I've had horses fall on top of me from slipping....etc etc and I'm still smart enough to know a good dirt arena is healthier and more conductive ALL DAY EVERYDAY than grass LOL.

Once again just because you're a badass and can "cut cows" on grass doesnt mean you should....and regularly RUNNING barrels on grass is NEVER something I would do.

I board at a highly successful ropers barn....and he's not stupid enough either to rope on grass.

Wow-- do you kiss your mother with that mouth? No class


Awww, I always wanted to rope for show purposes.. do those type of horses even know what grass, or a hard days work looks like? Lol.
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If I'm being snarky I apologize it just irks me that people have one or two experiences and BAM know everything.

I've been doing this for 17 years and I'm still learning. Everyone is a pro on the Internet LOL


Cute-- I've been workin cattle for 20+ years.. I still learn-- but someone that has only done arena work, and is clueless on how a cattle ranch, or how horses outside a fancy barn work shouldnt speak about something they heard from their trainer.. just sayin'


Your horse can, and will be 100% fine loping in grass. I've don't way more rigorous things than loping a simple pattern with no problems.. on a daily basis.

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