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    04-16-2012, 07:36 PM
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Thanks CLaPorte432 for the helpful advice I think I will do just that, im in no hurry to see a barrel pattern and would like to work my way up to one the right way :)The barn I am thinking of does all the speed events for WSCA, roping, barback lessons etc. I think I will give them a call tomorrow to see what they think and go from there
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    04-16-2012, 09:10 PM
  #12
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Thanks CLaPorte432 for the helpful advice I think I will do just that, im in no hurry to see a barrel pattern and would like to work my way up to one the right way :)The barn I am thinking of does all the speed events for WSCA, roping, barback lessons etc. I think I will give them a call tomorrow to see what they think and go from there
This is a very good idea.. If you're going into the sport with this kind of mind set you'll go farther than the girls who just think that they'll master it in a few weeks, or months.. It takes a lot of dedication and hard work but in the end it's so worth it.

I've ridden and shown everything western my whole life but I've been seriously running barrels for going on 8 years now. My best advice is what 1Red and ClaPorte have already told you, find a nice trainer and coach to help you and your horse. Once you have that core system set up and plans in place you'll get the ball rolling, just remember to have patience, if you're already a horse person you know that is one of the absolute biggest traits you have to have... Set small goals for yourself.. Yes, it's nice to have big dreams, but those big dreams may be a long way away and it will seem like they are out of reach.. So setting those small goals also will give you something to look forward to and something to accomplish on the way to being a big competitor in the sport. Good luck!!
     
    04-17-2012, 09:26 AM
  #13
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Sorry I had to get off the computer last night and go into work for a couple hours I left you guys hanging!

Thank you guys a ton for the help!

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It takes a lot of dedication and hard work but in the end it's so worth it.
That is what I am looking for :) something that is work but in the end well worth it

I also thought of talking to a girls mom who takes lessons at the same barn I am thinking of to see how she went about doing the whole process, (family friend) I think that's the biggest thing is to get the ball rolling and having a plan. I think small goals are good to go by and start with, to work my way up to a big goal that like drumrunner said could be out of reach for a long time!
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    04-18-2012, 11:30 AM
  #14
Weanling
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I find myself on you tube watching barrel training videos for ever! Hahaha

Sometimes I feel to old being 20 to get into barrel racing but for WSCA do they have an age limit?

Def not! Im 20 and my friends are 21 22 and 30... all of us 20 year olds are fairly new at it! Its a serious sport not just for kids a lot of pros didnt do it there whole life they just started whenever! And worked at it a lot. Im training my own horse to do it. I have been helping them train theres for a while now. I ride there horses at home all the time and I ride mine at shows its just getting him seasoned now. And working on the querks.

I started when I figured out you cannot ride english around here no way after splash broke his leg was he getting anywhere near a racetrack. The vet said he's perfectly sound to do single horse sports. So I bought a western saddle... and started learning I rode soo many trails it was so boring.. sorry... but I learned a lot about training, breaking, barrels, and about me and my horse. I have always been the person to show him thru new things so why not some sports he's about that age to be tought barres or any even now so im doing it! This year I envested in show tack.. saddle ect. So hopefuly next year hell be running a full rodeo scedual once im out of school.! where are you located?
     
    04-18-2012, 11:42 AM
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Oh that gives me some confidence to know that others are just starting around my age too, I guess your never to old to learn something :) I hope it works out for you and your horse next year!

Im located in minnesota, you?
     
    04-20-2012, 11:21 PM
  #16
Weanling
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Oh that gives me some confidence to know that others are just starting around my age too, I guess your never to old to learn something :) I hope it works out for you and your horse next year!

Im located in minnesota, you?
oh man i'm all the way in illinois. If it does'nt ill just try again the next year till he gets it. I think its a real hot sport for a lot of people our age.
     
    04-21-2012, 03:24 PM
  #17
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I think so to, its nice to see your taking it slower too!
     
    04-21-2012, 03:33 PM
  #18
Weanling
Yea it sucks I have a ton of people waiting for me to let him loose
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    04-21-2012, 03:42 PM
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Hahaha
     
    04-21-2012, 05:39 PM
  #20
Yearling
I was born into a ranching/racing/rodeo family that has been riding for generations. I started ridin and rodeoing when I was 2 1/2 and am 18 now. So I was lucky to be born into a horse involved family. My parents breed, raise, and train barrel and pole horses
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