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    02-17-2011, 01:33 PM
No I get that. It is just I have had quite a bit if experience with barrel people bring their good barrel mares to my reining and cutting bred stallions.
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    02-17-2011, 01:55 PM
Of course, you occasionally end up with a speed crop out LOL. My brother has a gelding out of a Mr. San Peppy mare and by a Doc O'Lena stud. That little mare was dripping speed and while Snuffy (the offspring) is a really nice ranch cutting horse, he's so slow that I can almost outrun him on my own 2 feet.
    02-17-2011, 05:51 PM
So heres another question (if you guys don't mind):)

Who'd you say is the best race horse sire that's alive and breeding that would cross well with a cutting mare for a barrel baby?
    02-17-2011, 06:15 PM
Green Broke
We actually had a barrel demonstration by the woman who's dominating locally right now on her Paint stud. He's cow bred, his sire is a world champion working cow horse and his dam had points in heading and heeling, with her sire and dam being extremely versatile in gaming, pleasure and halter.

She said that most people are going after the race lines for a barrel racer, and she greatly prefers a nice mix of working lines. The horses are saner, and think a lot harder. I know it's her amazing training at work, but her stud is the epitome of calm. She can work him in the ring, she can trot him around a pattern, all without him getting stupid. She can sit on him with a totally loose rein right after running a pattern. And she WINS on him to.

Speed is a VERY small part of barrel racing - you need an agile animal that can get under himself and rocket back up to speed off a barrel lickity split and that's a huge difference from what makes a horse simply "fast". Except for the home stretch, everything else is a game of agility and I'll take an agile horse over a fast horse anyday - of course, the perfect barrel horse is a 50/50 combo of the two!

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