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  • Horse too old to start racing

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    03-10-2013, 05:26 PM
Green Broke
Too old?

My brother recently bought a 15 year old fox trotter. And He (to me) seems like he could be a nice local barrel racing pony:).. is 15 to old to train a horse for barrel racing? He is a little skinny.. well alot skinny.. so I probably wouldnt start til summer time.. which then he would be close to being 16. He is registered.. so yeah.. When is a horse to old to be trained for that? Thanks:)
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    03-10-2013, 05:54 PM
As long as the horse is healthy, sound an enjoys his job..I have seen horses go as late as in their 30's still barrel racing. Its up to the individual horse
    03-10-2013, 05:55 PM
Green Broke
Okay thanks. I guess Ill talk to the vet when he comes out.. just thought I would see what people thought.. :)
    03-10-2013, 05:58 PM
That would be a good place to start!
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    03-10-2013, 06:51 PM
That would be a great place to start!! My mare is 18 and still running!!
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    03-11-2013, 03:00 AM
Dixie was going up until she was like 20, and you watched me run her not too long ago haha. As long as he's sound (:
    03-11-2013, 03:39 AM
Ive seen them run in their mid to late 20's-- healthy horses can do anything. :) and 15 aint all that old.. he's still got many more years ahead of him.
    03-11-2013, 02:59 PM
Green Broke
But why a gaited horse?
    03-11-2013, 03:05 PM
What does your brother think of training his horse to run barrels? LOL
I remember you saying he thinks anything Barrel racing is Dumb.
    03-11-2013, 08:35 PM
Green Broke
He isnt gaited.. to whoever asked.. and idk.. my brother probably wont want to keep him sooner or later.. he will not like how expensive they are.. seeing that he works at a gas station.. haha.. and my mom will want to keep him.. then bam.. :) haha.. DREAMS! LET ME DREAM!!!!!;)

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