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    01-22-2011, 08:17 PM
  #21
Foal
I agree.
     
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    01-22-2011, 08:21 PM
  #22
Foal
I'm glad. On horsechannel- another horse forum- you have to be oh so careful with how you put things, or it will most definetly explode into an arguement. I'm so glad to have found a sane, and reasonable online forum!
     
    01-23-2011, 11:27 PM
  #23
Banned
Just my 2 cents.....Ill take a slightly longer backed horse over a short backed horse ANY day.
     
    01-23-2011, 11:45 PM
  #24
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Streakin    
Just my 2 cents.....Ill take a slightly longer backed horse over a short backed horse ANY day.
I have one :p
     
    02-14-2011, 12:38 PM
  #25
Foal
My mare is only 14h and im 5'1". She is FAST and can really turn!
     
    02-14-2011, 01:50 PM
  #26
Foal
My barrel horse is only 14.2 and can keep up pretty well with the larger horses at 4d races. I absolutely love smaller and more stout horses because they seem to really be able to get their hind ends into the ground and are much more snappy around the barrels.
     
    02-17-2011, 12:49 PM
  #27
Green Broke
Height isn't a huge factor. It depends on the heart of the horse and the SPEED that they can complete the pattern.

Sherry Cervi's world-champion mare Stingray is only 14.2 hands. And Sherry is over 6 feet tall! But they obviously work well together and run a very, very nice pattern. And Stingray can boogie! And she gives it her all every run.

When buying a prospect, I'd look more at what her breeding is and what her parents/grandparents have accomplished in the barrel racing world.

Of course, you never know how a barrel prospect is going to do until years and years down the road, but that's the whole point of buying your own prospect vs. a trained finished horse!
     
    03-03-2011, 05:51 PM
  #28
Foal
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Originally Posted by beau159    
Height isn't a huge factor. It depends on the heart of the horse and the SPEED that they can complete the pattern.

Sherry Cervi's world-champion mare Stingray is only 14.2 hands. And Sherry is over 6 feet tall! But they obviously work well together and run a very, very nice pattern. And Stingray can boogie! And she gives it her all every run.

When buying a prospect, I'd look more at what her breeding is and what her parents/grandparents have accomplished in the barrel racing world.

Of course, you never know how a barrel prospect is going to do until years and years down the road, but that's the whole point of buying your own prospect vs. a trained finished horse!
AGREED!! Not to sound big headed or anything, but Stingray and my little mare are practically identical. I have idolized Sherry and Stingray since day one, that little mare has such a passion for the pattern as well as Sherry.
     
    03-03-2011, 06:44 PM
  #29
Trained
I wouldn't worry about it.

Yes, it's true a lot of barrel horses now are pretty big, but I've had my butt whooped by 12hh welsh ponies when I've been on a big 16hh Dash to Fame colt. It all depends on the heart and the build. Obviously a short-strided, irritable and unhappy horse isn't going to make a good barrel horse. But if the little mare has heart and a nice stride it can work amazing wonders!

Good luck!
     

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