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post #21 of 30 Old 02-19-2013, 01:28 PM
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wow.. I had almost the same issues with my trained barrel mare. I bought her trained and even went to take lessons on her but they ended, not sure why. The trainer wanted my to use a tie down but I asked another trainer and he said he does not believe in them so I did not proceed with one. I could walk/trot but couldn't get the lope down. She was very hot and nervous. I would try to take it slow when we went to shows but she was out of control. So I quit showing her to just trail ride and do ground work since I figured she was soured. I have learned a lot from reading this thread, I can see some of my mare's issues were because of me. I could go on but this thread is not about my riding skills.
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post #22 of 30 Old 02-27-2013, 03:41 AM
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is he papered?? I ran a horse for a friend of mine who kind of had the same issue. Don't know if you have heard of "on the money red" but a lot of horses that come from that line have kind of the same issue. They are free runners and really bad head shakers and usually blow by the first barrel. The only way I could run him was to hold him back to the first barrel then let him lose coming off of it. I also ran him in a pretzel bit with a tie down. And he had the same issue. Slow work was fine and at house he was fine he just always blew it when we ran. But try getting his teeth done and chiropracted and go back to the basics with him.
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is he papered?? I ran a horse for a friend of mine who kind of had the same issue. Don't know if you have heard of "on the money red" but a lot of horses that come from that line have kind of the same issue. They are free runners and really bad head shakers and usually blow by the first barrel. The only way I could run him was to hold him back to the first barrel then let him lose coming off of it. I also ran him in a pretzel bit with a tie down. And he had the same issue. Slow work was fine and at house he was fine he just always blew it when we ran. But try getting his teeth done and chiropracted and go back to the basics with him.
Every OTMR horse I know can eat the first barrel with no problem, and I've never seen one shake their head. And not every one wears a tie down. I don't think this is a horses with same breeding having the same problem. It's a training problem.
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Every OTMR horse I know can eat the first barrel with no problem, and I've never seen one shake their head. And not every one wears a tie down. I don't think this is a horses with same breeding having the same problem. It's a training problem.
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post #25 of 30 Old 02-28-2013, 01:34 PM
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Im not sayin all of them do just a characteristic some have. You can't ride the papers I agree but nor can you say ALL of them don't do such things.
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My guy blows by first....he isn't OTMR. A mare I had ran by first....she wasn't OTMR.

A lot of them I see are free runners, they don't blow by first but that is because the rider knows how to ride a free runner. It has to do with training and knowing how to ride a free runner. My guy if I give him an inch he will take a mile when I go to first. I can't just let him go rolling in from the back forty especially in a big open pen.

I see a lot of horses run, and if somebody is on a free runner and doesn't set them up just right they blow by. It has nothing to do with the bloodlines whether a horse is going to blow by a barrel or hit a barrel.
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My moms mare is a OTMR granddaughter, she's an OTMR horse to a tee. If your around enough of them you notice they have a build to them. She's a free runner, she's never ran by a barrel. My gelding actually has OTMR on the back of his papers. Most OTMR horses are free runners, and not everyone can ride a free runner.
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don't know if you have heard of "on the money red" but a lot of horses that come from that line have kind of the same issue. They are free runners and really bad head shakers and usually blow by the first barrel.
Bloodlines may have a small influence on a horse's running style, but ultimately, TRAINING and RIDING is what causes a horse to blow by a barrel or not. You've got to train the horse right (for their style) and you've got to ride the horse right (for their style) to make it all work.

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All the good advice above. My QH, "Ro Go Bar", (1982-2009, RIP) was already a babysitter in my lesson program. He was a very good CW Reenacting horse but he developed a bad habit of throwing his head up and down when he was bored and we stood around. The tie down stopped THIS behavior, but he wasn't panicked OR in pain, and I didn't use it anywhere else with him. THAT is the appropriate use.

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