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post #1 of 5 Old 12-23-2009, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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what if.....

i was just thinking of how barrel horses might get faster and i thought of this. if i had a pretty fast barrel horse running about 2 d barrels and when i breed her i wanted to have a faster horse. which horse would i breed her with?
1. a barrel horse stud

2. a raced throughbred .

wouldnt the throughbred make the foal faster and be able to go longer than the barrel horse stud?but the barrel horse has the ability to get down lower around the barrels??? idk as im no expert on breeding i was just thinking on how barrel horses could produce faster foals.

also if i bred my mare to the throughbred the foal couldnt be reg. with any assc. could it? i have no intention of breeding any of my mares and no way they are 2 d barrel horses lol!

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post #2 of 5 Old 12-23-2009, 10:17 PM
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Barrel racer. A racer is bred run fast in a straight line, not get make tight turns around barrels.
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post #3 of 5 Old 12-23-2009, 10:56 PM
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^^Yepp totally agree. Barrel stud

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post #4 of 5 Old 12-24-2009, 12:23 PM
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Barrel stud. A common misconception is that barrel racing is about speed - and that's simply not true. Yes you need some speed, but the horses spend such a brief amount of time actually running, that you often won't find a huge lick of difference in the timing of say leaving the gate and hitting the first barrel. A barrel horse is dependant on it's agility - the clock matters more when they're turning those barrels. That's where you're going to save your seconds. You could flat race two barrel racers and let's say bay SMOKED black - left him in the dust. Black could still be a much better barrel horse if he has the agility and limberness to set himself down and spin those barrels off.

Of course, you want some speed for the final stretch run, but barrel racing is far more about agility then it is speed when it boils down to it!

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post #5 of 5 Old 12-24-2009, 12:37 PM
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I agree that the surest bet is a stallion proven for running barrels. However some barrel horse breeders, (and even cutting horse folks believe it or not) have in the past and continue to infuse some Thoroughbred blood from time to time. Usually they use a proven barrel horse (or cutting) stallion over a Thoroughbred mare. But not just any TB mare-- the best risk is a sprinter type, rather than a long distance runner-- for example I have a TB mare who ran most of her races from 1/2 mile to 3/4 mile-- and was winning with fast 1/4 mile split times. She is not that tall (15.2) and has a wide body, and more muscle mass than a distance running TB would have. Thats the type of TB blood that can add some power for fast takeoffs and turning. However it is a risk, and it also is not something you can do and expect everyone to come running to buy the foal-- a foal bred like that would not be immediately marketable but would have to grow up and show its stuff before it was as marketable as a foal from proven lines on both sides for the chosen discipline.

And yes, if your horse is a "regular" (not appendix) registered QH, registered Paint, or regular-registered Appaloosa, you can cross to registered TB and the foal will be registerable in the dam's registry.

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