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What does "Blown up" Mean?

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    09-23-2010, 05:41 PM
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Foal
What does "Blown up" Mean?

Someone interested in my mare asked if she was blown up on barrels.

I think it could either mean too excited or sick of it.

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    09-23-2010, 05:43 PM
  #2
Banned
I've heard it used as being too excited. Or as having gate issues.
     
    09-23-2010, 05:45 PM
  #3
Showing
I have never heard it before but I would likely take it the same way as someone asking if a horse was "burned out", aka....sour. You might want to double check with the person asking though since there are many options on what a certain phrase could mean and meaning may vary by region.
     
    09-23-2010, 05:46 PM
  #4
Foal
What would be the signs?
     
    09-23-2010, 05:47 PM
  #5
Banned
Gate issues. Fighting the bit. Making wide, out of control turns.
     
    09-23-2010, 05:51 PM
  #6
Foal
Ahh ok. Well she doesn't do that. I am going to do a video of her for him.
     
    09-23-2010, 06:11 PM
  #7
Foal
I've always heard it used in the context of being sour. That can include blowing off turns and/or gate issues.
     
    09-23-2010, 09:04 PM
  #8
Weanling
To me it means ruined, as in their no longer of use for barrels. They blow up at the gate and are completely barrel sour.
     
    09-23-2010, 09:30 PM
  #9
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by BarrelRacer86    
to me it means ruined, as in their no longer of use for barrels. They blow up at the gate and are completely barrel sour.
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