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        12-10-2012, 10:29 PM
      #11
    Trained
    A Thoroughbred would be a good choice
         
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        12-11-2012, 10:57 AM
      #12
    Green Broke
    As smrobs said, you want more of the stock type horses.. The most popular is probably Quarter Horses or Appendix horses.. Then you have paints and appys.. TBs can make good barrel horses but aren't built for really digging around those turns like a stock type horse would.

    It also depends on the individual horse, temperament, conformation, smart, willing.. Those are things you want to find in a barrel horse.
         
        12-11-2012, 05:23 PM
      #13
    Foal
    This was my speed horse that injured herself and can no longer be used
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        12-13-2012, 09:52 AM
      #14
    Banned
    If you are doing barrels or any arena event I would say QUARTER HORSES ALL THE WAY!!(: or paints lol one of my horses is a quarter/paint and he got the speed
         
        12-13-2012, 10:13 AM
      #15
    Trained
    One of many studies.... Racing speeds of quarter horses, thorou - PubMed Mobile
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        12-19-2012, 03:25 PM
      #16
    Foal
    I have a QH/Appaloosa he is the fastest horse I've ever ridden
    Just because a horse is a certain breed doesn't mean they'll be fast you need to look for an athletic horse I ride another QH and he's very... Lets take our time we'll get there eventually
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        12-21-2012, 08:12 AM
      #17
    Foal
    Ive heard alot about which breed is best I've heard arabians, the one I have now was trained for WP and like cassidilla said we are "getting there", my QH in the pictures above wasnt very fast but she was my starter horse so it was ok, my mustange which you think would be pretty fast is slow as heck and refuses to do anything but walk.
         
        12-22-2012, 08:46 PM
      #18
    Foal
    I ran barrels on a 9 yr old OTTB mare and she consistently ran around 17, although could be pushed faster. OTTB's are nice because they already know how to run, as sometimes it can take some UMPH to get a horse to go. Also ran a QH gelding back in the day and he was pretty quick. All depends on lineage and genetics, too, some horses love to run, some would rather take a nice slow trail ride every day :). If you're looking to buy (QH anyways) I would look for some Dash For Cash bred horses, we seemed to have the best luck with them. Not saying that other breeds can't be fast, but these are the two that have proven in our programs.
         
        12-22-2012, 10:39 PM
      #19
    Yearling
    How does a person judge how fast a horse goes? Do they judge by mph? Or bps (barrels per second..lol :d)?

    Because if it's just speed, my non-registered Quarter horse can go 40-45ish tops. That is mph though. (Judged by a four wheeler along side, so not sure how accurate that is)Redk048.jpg
         
        12-23-2012, 02:51 PM
      #20
    Foal
    Not looking to buy anything I was just wondering, I have a arab/qh im training for speed(he was a WP horse) and it really depends on the mood he is in how fast he goes, and its weird becus if he's grumpy he will run cus he knows that if he does what he is supposed to do he gets done quicker but if he's having a good day then its like he totally forgot how to run and he will just walk and trot around the barrels... I was planning on useong my mustang for speed but she's to unpredictable and randomly freaks out
         

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