Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: mountian back woods
• Horses: 0
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 gonna 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 dont 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?
Last edited by toto; 03-17-2013 at 08:58 AM.